I'm a retired Windows Azure MVP (2012 and 2013), member of the Azure Insiders, and independent data-oriented .NET developer and computer book author with more than 1.25 million English copies in print. My books about Microsoft operating systems and data technologies have been translated into more than 20 languages. My latest books are "Microsoft Access 2010 In Depth" (12th edition) for QUE and "Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform" for WROX/Wiley. I'm also a "Visual Studio Magazine" contributing editor and online columnist, write "Tech Briefs" for Redmond Developer News and contribute to Tech Target's SearchCloudComputing.com Web site.
In my spare time, I'm the curator of the OakLeaf Systems blog, which concentrates on Windows Azure and Cloud Computing topics.