The .NET Framework 3.5 release came quickly for us writers and it wouldn’t have been possible to produce this book as fast as they came out if it weren’t for the dedication of the teams built for it. Tremendous thanks to Katie Mohr for being more than patient with me in getting this and some other .NET 3.5 books out the door. Also, big thanks go out to Ami Sullivan for getting at me and helping me be somewhat on schedule. Other big thanks go to all the editors of the book including Lori Cerreto, Daniel Scribner, and the copyeditors.
Finally, to the ones that paid the biggest price for this writing session — my wife, Tuija, and the three kids: Sofia, Henri, and Kalle. Thanks for all you do!
Thanks to all at Wiley for helping me through this project and reigning in my strange British stylings, to assorted clients for giving me the time to write, and to Donna for keeping me sane and coping with my temperamental back. Thanks also to friends and family for being patient with my deadline-laden lifestyle.