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Mark Michaelis

( Mark Michaelis )

United States
Active MVP Since 1996


Mark Michaelis ( is the founder of IntelliTect and serves as the Chief Technical Architect and Trainer. A premier authority in Microsoft development technologies with recognized coding expertise and proven training methods, IntelliTect’s CEO delivers customized strategic technology consulting to CIOs, technology executives and industry leaders. Recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director since 2007 and distinguished Microsoft MVP for C# and Visual Studio Team System since 1996, this CEO has honed his engineering skills by serving on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, Azure and Visual Studio Team System ALM.

A regular speaker at developer conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and books – Essential C# 7.0 is his most recent ( Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He continues to attract elite team members with proven expertise in utilizing best practice application lifecycle management and software engineering practices to deliver quality solutions on time, in scope, and within budget.

When not bonding with his computer, Mark is searching for his next adventure with his wife Elisabeth and three children, Benjamin, Hanna, and Abigail.

Check out for a blog with links to past articles and media appearances. 

Talk to me about .NET/C#/.NET Core, DevOps/ALM/Agile/Continuous Delivery, Robotics, Machine Learning, Azure, ASP.NET, Test Automation, Azure DevOps, PowerShell, Software Architecture, Micro-services (docker), Deployment Automation, etc.

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