Bogdan Crivat is a software design engineer in the Data Mining Server Development Team at Microsoft Corporation. Bogdan joined the ATL Server team at Microsoft in 1999, focusing mostly on the SOAP support and the SMTP support classes. He worked there until ATL Server was released (with Visual Studio .NET). Before Microsoft, Bogdan worked on large-scale client/server applications for Softwin, a Romanian software development company. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Bucharest, Romania. When he's not working, Bogdan likes to read pretty much everything�especially books about his recurring passion, the history of religions.