Roger Jennings (--rj)

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation .NET Database and Web Service Development, Writer
Location Oakland, California, United States
Introduction I'm a Windows Azure Insider, a retired Windows Azure MVP, the principal developer for OakLeaf Systems and the author of 30+ books on Microsoft software. The books have more than 1.25 million English copies in print and have been translated into 20+ languages.

My latest books are Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform for Wrox and Microsoft Access 2010 In Depth for Que.

I'm also a contributing editor for Visual Studio Magazine, write for Redmond Developer News, and contribute to TechTarget's blog.

Full disclosure: I make part of my livelihood by writing about Microsoft products in books and for magazines. I regularly receive free evaluation software from Microsoft and press credentials for Microsoft Tech•Ed and PDC. I'm also a member of the Microsoft Partner Network.
Interests Cloud computing, Azure Services Platform, Windows Azure, Databases, database design, SQL Server, SQL Azure, .NET, C#, Language Integrated Query, LINQ, XLinq, DLinq, InfoPath, Microsoft Access, foam-core surfboards, Black history, Black studies, African-American history, African-American studies
Favorite Movies Bye Bye Brazil, Erendira, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Central Station, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Favorite Music Brazilian, Brasilian, Cuban, Cajun, Norteno, delta blues, Texas blues, jazz, classical
Favorite Books One Hundred Years of Solitude, Innocent Erendira, Leaf Storm, El Senor Presidente, Strong Wind, The Green Pope, The Eyes of the Interred