The number of people involved in getting this book into your hands would populate a small village in one of the prettier parts of England. To refer to it as "my" book is nothing more than an attractive fantasy. My undying gratitude to, in order of appearance...
Karen Gettman and Elizabeth Zdunich, my editors at Addison-Wesley, who once again smoothed an often-fraught process. Karen was on my side when lawyers said frightening things about publishing releases. Elizabeth, well, Elizabeth just fixes things. What a joy to work with someone who solves problems and shrugs.
I am humbled by the number of Microsoft MVPs who volunteered their time and talents to review the book in manuscript. Alphabetically, they are: Peter Doering, Joe Fallon, Dirk Goldgar, Henry Habermacher, Graham Mandero, Arvin Meyer, Brendan Reynolds, Sco Scofield, Ken Snell, John Spencer, and Lynn Trapp. I owe you all.
On behalf of Addison-Wesley, Patrick Birch, Paul Irvine, and Amy Sticksel added their unique technical perspectives. Their efforts, too, are greatly appreciated.
Finally, Dmitri Korzh is responsible for turning dozens of graphic files and annotated manuscripts into something that can be rightly called a book. Dmitri, you're a wonder.
To all of you, my thanks.
Rebecca M. Riordan