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Michael S. Kaplan

Michael Kaplan is the owner and lead developer of Trigeminal Software, Inc., a software consulting company that focuses on all types of solutions in Microsoft Visual Basic, Access, and SQL Server, especially relating to internationalization/localization and replication.

He is a former member of the Microsoft Access development team who oversaw the merge of Far East code changes that were merged into the US English wizards. He later developed the international standards for the wizards in Microsoft Access, and later was the primary developer for the creation of the worldwide wizards. He has worked on the localization of Visual Basic add-ins for Microsoft Access, and SQL Server and wrote the localization framework that is used widely throughout Microsoft.

His Web site, www.trigeminal.com , is a proof of concept for many of the web, database, and Visual Basic component solutions that focus on I18N and localization. The site will change its language based on user settings, in addition to being a repository of knowledge, sample code, and utilities for Visual Basic and Access developers.