Mark Michaelis is the Chief Technical Architect at IntelliTechture, a software engineering and consulting company with high end skills in Microsoft VSTS/TFS, BizTalk, SharePoint, and best practice .NET development. Mark holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Illinois and an MS in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Starting in 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK. He serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, the Connected Systems Division and VSTS/TFS. Mark speaks at developer conferences and has written numerous articles and books - Essential C# 4.0 is his most recent. When not bonding with his computer, Mark is busy with his family or training for the Ironman.