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About the Authors - Pg. xii

xii About the Authors John Pierce has worked with Microsoft Access since version 1.0, when he helped convert the pro- duct's printed documentation to Windows Help files and built a database to track human resource information for a small business in Seattle. John cowrote Troubleshooting Microsoft Access 2002 (with Virginia Andersen) and is an editor at Microsoft, where he has worked on books about Win- dows, Excel, Outlook, and many other Microsoft software products and technologies. He was part of the team that designed a database that tracks schedules and product specifications for the books published by Microsoft Press. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Paul Pardi currently is the Software Development Manager for Microsoft Learning. Paul wrote his first computer program in the late '70s on an Atari 400 and has been an active participant in the computer revolution ever since. Paul has worked as a consultant and system integrator as well as a software development engineer. For the past six years, he has filled a number of software devel- opment roles at Microsoft, working with projects built on SQL Server, Access, Visual Basic, C#, and C++ in addition to a variety of Web-based technologies. In his free time he enjoys family time and studying analytic philosophy. He lives with his wife and three children in Western Washington.