Anand Narayanaswamy works as an independent consultant and runs NetAns Technologies (www.netans.com), which provides web hosting services and is based in Trivandrum, Kerala State, India. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Visual C# (https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=a7e62d9a-f4bd-4e18-b673-227e23799581). He works as the full time technical editor lead for ASPAlliance.com (http://aspalliance.com/author.aspx?uId=38403) and is also a member of ASPAlliance.com Advisory Board.
He regularly contributes articles, and book and product reviews to ASPAlliance.com, C-Sharpcorner.com, Developer.com, Codeguru.com, Microsoft Academic Alliance, asp.netPRO print magazine, and asp.netNOW online magazine.
Anand has worked as a technical editor for several popular publishers such as Sams, Addison-Wesley Professional, Wrox, and Manning. His technical editing skills helped the authors of Sams Teach Yourself the C# Language in 21 Days, Core C# and .NET, Professional ADO.NET 2, and ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Action to fine tune the content. He has also contributed articles for Microsoft Knowledge Base and delivered podcast shows for Aspnetpodcast.com. He is a moderator for Windows MarketPlace Newsgroups.
Anand also runs LearnXpress.com (www.learnxpress.com), Dotnetalbum.com (www.dotnetalbum.com), CsharpFAQ.com (www.csharpfaq.com), Computerbookreviews.org (www.computerbookreviews.org), and DigitalGadget.Info (www.digitalgadget.info). LearnXpress.com is a featured site at MSDN's Visual C# .NET communities section. He also runs a website for the purpose of this book at www.communityserverbook.com
Anand has won several prizes at Community-Credit.com and has been featured as "All Time" contributor at the site. He is one of the founders of Trivandrum Microsoft Usergroup. He regularly blogs under the banner "I type what I feel" at http://msmvps.com/blogs/anandn/Default.aspx and maintains a personal website at www.visualanand.net