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William Stanek

William Stanek (http://www.williamstanek.com/) has more than 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert, an award-winning author, and a pretty-darn-good instructional trainer. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. His current books include Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultants, Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultants, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Outs.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from more than 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert and consultant.

William has an MS with distinction in information systems and a BS in computer science, magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crew member on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America’s highest-flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

In addition to being a writer, William is an illustrator, a photographer, an educator, and an explorer who enjoys mountain biking, spelunking, backpacking and trekking the great outdoors with friends and family.

William was born in Burlington, Wisconsin and has called Olympia, Washington his hometown since 1996. You can keep up with William, his writing, and his travel adventures on Facebook (www.facebook.com/william.stanek.author) and on Twitter (twitter.com/williamstanek).