William R. Stanek (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a Master of Science degree with distinction in information systems and 15 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. He is also a regular contributor to leading publications like PC Magazine. He has written more than two dozen computer books. Current and forthcoming books include Microsoft Windows .NET Server Administrator’s Pocket Consultant, Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant, Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant, and Microsoft Windows 2000 and IIS 5.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant.
William Stanek has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from more than 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He frequently runs seminars and has written and conducted training courses for Digital Think, Global Knowledge, and Microsoft. He has written technical white papers on XML programming, large-scale databases, and data centers. He is widely sought after as a subject-matter expert.
In addition to his master’s degree, Stanek has a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in computer science. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crew member on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America’s highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children. Although his eldest daughter has ventured out into the world, he still has three small children at home.