Alon Fliess is the CTO and Co-Founder of CodeValue. CodeValue is the home of software experts. CodeValue builds software tools, foundations and products for the software industry. CodeValue offers mentoring, consulting and project development services. Alon got his BSc degree in electrical & computer engineering from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology. Alon is also recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director (MRD). Alon is an expert in many Microsoft technologies, be it Windows internals, C++ Win32 programming, .NET with C# or C++/CLI. Alon spends his time doing many interesting tasks such as software architecting, designing, mentoring and programming. Alon is the co-author of the Introducing Windows 7 for Developers book. Alon has helped Microsoft DPE to develop the course materials for the Windows 7 Metro program. Alon is responsible for several open-source projects. Alon is one of the experts in the Microsoft Israel community; as such he helps Microsoft clients in many technological aspects. Alon gives lectures in Microsoft Israel conferences such as Tech-Ed Eilat. More than all Alon loves the nights. This is the time that he enjoys sitting on the computer, learning and testing new technologies. During his nights Alon develops his never-ending digital home project. Alon has a “Smart Home”; the computer raises the shutters, controls the lights and makes sure that there will be hot water on cold days. Alon controls everything in the house using software he developed. He can control the house using his wireless connected Windows Mobile device, or using the Media Center remote control.