Although my name is highlighted on the front of the book, many people worked very hard in getting this book published. Without the monumental efforts of the entire editorial and production team at SAMS, this book would not have come together as nicely as it has.
A special thanks to Neil Rowe (Acquisitions Editor) for providing me the opportunity to write this book!
I would like to thank Songlin Qiu (Development Editor), Paul Clement (Tech Editor extraordinaire), Barbara Hacha (Copy Editor), Matt Purcell (Project Editor), and everyone else who contributed behind the scenes to make my book a huge success: THANK YOU for your hard work and support to get this book finished. All book projects should run this smoothly. It was truly a pleasure working with you.
Thanks again to Anne, my wife, for gently pushing me when I didn't feel like writing. Without her support, I would still be writing!
Finally, thanks to my extended network of family, friends, and peers. Your enthusiasm and encouragement was astounding and provided energy to keep me plugging away. A special thanks to Joe Piette, MCSE and certified Microsoft instructor, for reviewing technical topics and asking key questions regarding the book content.