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 Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft SharePoint. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Charter SharePoint, and he has been awarded by Microsoft as MVP on Office 365. He is also a regular speaker at the main IT international conferences, including Microsoft TechEd Europe, the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in USA, the European SharePoint Conference, and many other IT conferences. Paolo is the author for Microsoft Press of many books about .NET, Windows 8, and SharePoint. The latest books published are the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference, Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step, and Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET 4.0. He also wrote some Italian-language books about .NET, XML and Web Services. In September 2013, Paolo was nominated Co-Programme Chair for the European SharePoint Conference 2014. Since 2008, he is the content owner for the Italian SharePoint Conference and he is founder of the Italian SharePoint Community.