This book would not have been complete without the awesome contributions by my two coauthors. Kevin Smith who authored three chapters and technically reviewed much of the book, keeping me on my toes! Special thanks to Ewan Fairweather, for stepping in to write the Administration chapter at late notice when I realized I couldn't do the topic justice with my background. Kevin and Ewan brought unique viewpoints and have helped produce a book that I'm immensely proud of.
A very big thank you to the various technical reviewers who waded through the chapters in various forms, providing highly valuable feedback and highlighting things that we'd overlooked. Without you, this book would not be as complete or accurate. Yossi Dahan and Jon Fancey went way beyond the call of duty and reviewed every chapter. Thanks, also, to the following for their valuable input on various chapters: Doug Girard, Kris Horrocks, James Musson, Thomas Canter, Richard Seroter, Mick Badran, John Plummer, Paul Thorpe, and anybody I've inadvertently missed.
Thanks also go out to Microsoft and the fantastic Application Development Consulting team with whom I have worked with over the last five years. Without the fantastic Microsoft learning environment and the dynamics of our team, I can't imagine ever being capable of writing a technical book. Here's to the ADC team, Ken Watson, and Steve Leaback!
Of course, I have to thank Wiley — specifically Katie Mohr and John Sleeva, who had to put up with my ever-moving ...