Heinrich Gantenbein is part of the Idesign group, which specialized in .NET development. In this role, Heinrich helps customers currently using Java and J2EE understand what .NET is and how it can be utilized to benefit their business and how to architect multi-tier distributed data access application. He also participates in Microsoft¿s Preview Labs to give feedback on future .NET technologies. He has more than 18 years of experience in software engineering and engineering management, combining both architectural excellence and commitment to a productive development process. Heinrich held senior executive positions at Silicon Valley Group, KLA-Tencor, IBM¿s joint venture MAS, GolfPro International, and many successful Internet start-ups, and hence he is always up-to-date with the latest cutting edge technologies. Previously, Heinrich was the Director of Engineering for Excite@Home, where he managed large teams which developed multi-tier applications for the domestic and international markets. Heinrich has patents pending for the development of a series of highly efficient content-comparison algorithms. These algorithms will be used in the next generation search engines and content management applications.