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Roger Jennings is an author and consultant specializing in Windows client/server databases and data-centric XML Web services. He was a member of the Microsoft technical beta testing team for all eight editions of Microsoft Access, every release of Visual Basic since version 2.0, and Windows 3.1 and all subsequent Microsoft operating systems. He also was one of the founding members of Microsoft’s former Access Insiders group.

Roger’s books have more than one million English copies in print and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He is the author of Que’s Special Edition Using Microsoft Access titles for Access versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 95, 97 (first and second editions), 2000, and 2002, and Platinum Edition Using Access 97. He also wrote Que’s Special Edition Using Windows NT Server 4, Special Edition Using Windows 2000 Server, Unveiling Windows 95, Access Hot Tips, and Discover Windows 3.1 Multimedia. For Pearson Education’s SAMS imprint, he has written two editions of Access Developer’s Guide and three editions of Database Developers Guide with Visual Basic (for versions 3.0, 4.0, and 6.0). Additionally, he was the series editor for the Roger Jennings’ Database Workshop titles.

Roger is a contributing editor for Fawcette Technical Publication’s Visual Studio Magazine and a columnist for .NET Magazine (http://www.fawcette.com/); his “Database Design” and “SQL Connection” columns and feature articles on Microsoft database technology appear regularly. Roger co-authored with Microsoft’s Greg Nelson “A Client/Server Application: From Concept to Reality” Microsoft Tech*Ed presentation and white paper on Access 2.0, which appeared on the Microsoft Developer’s Network CD-ROM and in the Microsoft Developer Network News. An Access 2003 version of the application described in the white paper is located in the \Seua11\Chaptr14 folder of the accompanying CD-ROM.

Roger has more than 25 years of computer-related experience, beginning with his work on the Wang 700 desktop calculator/computer. He is a principal of OakLeaf Systems, a Northern California software consulting firm, and is the developer of the OakLeaf XML Web Services site (http://www.oakleaf.ws/). His OakLeaf U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) XML Web services demonstration project (http://www.oakleaf.ws/CFR/) won the 2001 Microsoft .NET Best Award for horizontal solutions. You can contact Roger at Roger_Jennings@compuserve.com.

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