Thiru Thangarathinam works for Intel Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer) and specializes in architecting and building Distributed N-Tier applications using ASP.NET, Visual C#.NET, VB.NET, ADO.NET, and SQL Server 2000. He has co-authored a number of books for Wrox Press in .NET technologies. Thiru is also a regular contributor to print and online magazines such as Visual Studio Magazine, Visual Studio .NET Professional, SQL Server Professional, DevX, ASPToday.com, 15seconds.com, and Developer.com. At Intel, he is part of the team that is focused on developing the Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architectures for Intel. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.