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About the Authors

Paul Sanna has been using PCs for almost 15 years, and he has been using Windows NT since its first Beta program. Paul is a Project Manager in the development department of Hyperion Software, Stamford, CT, where he works on the company's line of client/server financial accounting software. Along with his work in various industry periodicals, Paul has co-authored four books on Windows 95 and Windows NT: Understanding Windows 95 (New Riders), Inside Windows 95 (New Riders), The Windows Installation and Configuration Handbook (Que), and the first edition of Special Edition Using Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (Que). Paul has a degree in English from Boston University. Paul lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Andrea, and their daughters, Rachel, Allison, and Victoria. He can be reached on the Internet at psanna@ix.netcom.com.

John Enck is a data communications and networking specialist with over 15 years of hands-on experience. He is the author of numerous networking and computer-related books, and is a regular contributor to a variety of computer publications. John is currently a technical editor for Windows NT Magazine.

Sam S. Gill is vice president of DataWiz. Sam has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is recognized in academic circles and in industry as an expert on client/server technology. Sam has written several articles on client/server topics, SQL Server, and application development methodologies and practices. Sam is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Visual Basic, SQL Server, Visual C++, Win32 API, Windows Operating Systems and Services Architecture (WOSSA), and the Microsoft Solution Development Discipline (SDD). Sam is involved in numerous Microsoft Beta programs and teaches state-of-the-art technology to audiences sponsored by Microsoft. Sam is a full professor at San Francisco State University in the Business Analysis and Computer Systems department. Sam has been involved in developing business applications for more than 35 years and has been focusing on the development of distributed computing applications for the last ten.

Kathy Ivens has been a computer consultant since 1984, and has authored and co-authored many books on computer subjects. She is a frequent contributor to national magazines, writing articles and reviewing software. Before becoming an expert in computing, Ms. Ivens spent many years as a television producer, where she had fun producing sports and was mildly amused producing news and entertainment programs. Preceding that career was some professional time spent as a community organizer and also as a political consultant. She still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up.

Kevin Jones has worked in the computer industry for 15 years. He has worked from large corporations, IBM and Unisys, down to very small startups. He has worked on such flagship products as dBASE III & IV, PC Tools for Windows, and Norton Navigator. Currently, he is a Principal Software Engineer with the Peter Norton Division of Symantec Corp. He has been actively working with Windows 95 since October of 1993

Rob Kirkland was, in previous lives, a banker then a lawyer. But Rob's fascination with computers and their endless uses drew him into computer consulting and training, which he has pursued full-time since 1988. Rob teaches classes in Novell NetWare, Lotus Notes, Windows NT, communications software, numerous application programs, and hardware management. He also consults for many businesses who need to set up systems, design applications, or subdue unruly hardware or software. As a writer, Rob develops training manuals for his firm and has contributed to several Que books. Rob is a Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), a Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS) for Windows NT, and a Certified Lotus Notes Instructor (CLI). You can reach Rob on CompuServe at 74750,3360, or on the Internet at Rob_Kirkland.Rockey_&_Associates@Notes.Compuserve.com. For information on courses, on-site training, training manuals, or consulting, contact Rob via e-mail.

Michael Marchuk has been involved with the computing industry for over 17 years. Michael currently manages the development research department for a mid-sized software development firm while consulting for small businesses and writing leading-edge books for Que Publishing. Along with his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, he has received certification as a NetWare CNE and a Compaq Advanced Systems Engineer.

Sue Mosher is an independent Windows consultant and has written on Windows networking, Microsoft Mail, Exchange, and Schedule+ for various newsletters and books. She is well known on the Windows support forums on CompuServe and the Microsoft Network, earning recognition as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. Before starting her own business, Slipstick Systems, she was a broadcast journalist and software developer for The Associated Press for 15 years. Her favorite previous job was as a progressive rock disc jockey.

Michael O'Mara is a freelance author and technical writer. Previously, he was a staff author with The Cobb Group where he wrote innumerable articles about leading computer software programs and served as Editor-in-Chief of several monthly software journals. He has coauthored or contributed to other Que books including Using DOS; Using Windows 3.11; Special Edition Using CompuServe; Special Edition Using Windows 95; Special Edition Using Windows NT Workstation 3.51, 10 Minute Guide to Freelance Graphics 96 for Windows 95, and Using Your PC. He can be reached at 76376.3441@compuserve.com.

Sue Plumley has owned and operated her own business for eight years; Humble Opinions provides training, consulting, and network installation, management, and maintenance to banking, education, medical, and industrial facilities. In addition, Sue has authored and co-authored over 50 books for Que Corporation and its sister imprints, including 10 Minute Guide to Lotus Notes, Special Edition Using Windows NT Workstation, and Easy Windows 95.

Michael D. Reilly has 24 years of experience in computer data processing, including extensive experience on DEC's VAX series 780/785, SEL's 32/75, the CDC 3600, and Xerox 9300. He has been involved with personal computers since 1984. His background includes programming in Fortran, and developing applications in Microsoft Access, Oracle, and Progress. He has worked on the VMS, UNIX, DOS, Windows, and Windows NT operating systems. Mike has held positions in management, research, software design and development, scientific data processing, computer sales and installation, training and support, and technical writing.

In 1990, he cofounded Mount Vernon Data Systems, Inc., a consulting company that specializes in client/server database applications. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer for Windows NT, and has co-authored two books on Microsoft Access. Mike has an MA degree in Physics from Queens College, Cambridge University. You can reach him on CompuServe at 72421,1336.

Gregory J. Root is a project manager for a Fortune 400 corporation. Throughout his career, he has administered and installed peer-to-peer and server-based networks, developed applications using FORTRAN and Visual Basic, and managed software development projects. He also has contributed to other Que publications such as Windows 95 Connectivity, Killer Windows 95, Windows 95 Installation & Configuration Handbook, and VBA Database Solutions. He lives in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, with his beautiful wife and lifelong companion, Tracy.

Brian Underdahl is an author, independent consultant, and custom application developer based in Reno, Nevada. He's the author or co-author of over 25 computer books, as well as numerous magazine articles. He has also acted as a product developer and as a technical editor on many other Que books. His e-mail address is 71505,1114 on CompuServe

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