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MCTS BizTalk 2006, MCSD.net
UK based Microsoft Azure and Integration specialist
Michael Stephenson is a Freelance Cloud Specialist, Architect and Coach who has worked consistently with enterprise customers delivering production workloads using Microsoft Azure since it was in preview and has 10 years of experience working with Azure. Michael has also been a Microsoft MVP since 2008 with a specialisation originally in Integration solutions and more recently in cloud solutions. Michael has lead for the Azure adoption at a number of companies who made major investments in the Microsoft Cloud and has many years in the maturity from first steps to the cloud right through the maturity model to effective use of the cloud being a significant business differentiator. Michael has worked in a number of industries including Finance, Healthcare, Higher Education and SME among others. His work in Higher Education was widely recognised by Microsoft and lead to him showcasing a customer case study in the keynote of the UCISA conference a few years ago. Michael has also worked with customers in many countries including UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Denmark, China, USA and Canada helping companies adopt the Microsoft cloud. Michael is also heavily involved in IT community activities with regular event speaking and blogging alongside writing the Integration Playbook and acting as a host/organiser for Integration Monday. Michael is also an author for Pluralsight.