Bob German is SharePoint Principal Architect at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads SharePoint and .NET web development engagements for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on .NET since its introduction, and on SharePoint even before that. He's a co-author of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight for Addison-Wesley. Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; he also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and performance tuning web sites and other networking solutions.