Paolo Pialorsi is a consultant, trainer, and author who specializes in developing distributed applications architectures and Microsoft SharePoint-based enterprise solutions. Paolo has a great deal of experience on SharePoint, and he is a Microsoft Certified Master on SharePoint 2010. He is also a regular speaker at international IT conferences. Paolo is the author for Microsoft Press of many books about Microsoft .NET, Windows 8, and SharePoint. The latest books published are Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET 4.0, Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step, and the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference. He also wrote some Italian-language books about .NET, XML and Web Services.