Sam Gentile is a well known .NET Consultant; currently working with a large firm on using Visual C++ .NET 2003 to develop both unmanaged and managed C++ applications. Previously, Sam worked with Groove Networks to develop the Groove Toolkit for VS.NET, an add-in providing the ability to create Managed Groove Tools, using VSIP technology and managed code (get it here). He also worked heavily in the area of COM Interop for Groove. Sam, who has worked with .NET since its initial alphas, is the maintainer of a very popular .NET web log and web site. Sam also was one of the co-authors of Wrox's "Visual C++ .NET: A Primer for C++ developers (ISBN 1-861005-96-2).