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Office System, Office365, Visual Basic
Tom van Stiphout
Tom is the Software Development Manager of Kinetik I.T. (www.kinetik-it.com). Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Kinetik I.T. is a full service information technology and internet services provider, offering a wide array of technology and internet strategy solutions. Tom has a degree from Amsterdam University and came to the United States in 1991. After a few years with C++ and Windows SDK programming, he gradually focused more and more on database programming. He worked with Microsoft Access from version 1.0, and Microsoft SQL Server from version 4.5, when both were quite immature products. In 1997 Kinetik I.T. became one of the 27 Regional Directors in the United States, a title it held for three consecutive years. In this capacity Tom attended several conferences in Redmond and was one of the presenters at the annual Developer Days conference in Phoenix. During the last several years Tom added .NET programming to his repertoire and he is particularly interested in hybrid applications that combine the best of what various platforms have to offer. Tom has been a frequent contributor to the Access newsgroups for many years, and was recently awarded the title of Access MVP.