Brandon Gross is a managing consultant with EMC Corporation's Microsoft practice, and is a BizTalk "Most Valuable Professional". He received his bachelor of arts degree in business information systems and accounting from the University of Washington. Brandon has worked on business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A) solutions for medium-to-large enterprise clients in a wide range of industries, including government, resources, high-tech manufacturing, manufacturing, and software. He has experience in a breadth of Microsoft technologies, including .NET and all versions of BizTalk. Brandon architected an A2A solution that received the 2006 Global Business Process and Integration Technology Innovation Solution of the Year award from Microsoft. Brandon and his coauthors have created a blogging site (http://biztalk2006recipebook. blogspot.com/) to discuss concepts from BizTalk 2006 Recipes.
I would like thank my beautiful wife Cara for sacrificing time with her husband during the writing of this book. I would also like to thank the people at Apress for their support in getting us through the last mile. Finally, I would like to thank the wonderful group of authors and technical reviewers who made producing this book so much fun.