Chris Pietschmann

Chris is an Azure Solutions Architect with more than 14 years of experience building Enterprise systems using a wide array of Microsoft technologies, including Bing Maps and the Microsoft Azure cloud. He has been a 5 time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award. Chris has successfully implemented numerous Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform since its initial release all the way back in 2010.

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“Cloud is Strong” according to Microsoft Q2 2016 Earnings

I’ve previously blogged about Azure being the future of the Enterprise data center. Some times it can be difficult to tell how well Microsoft’s Cloud business (Azure and Office 365) are doing. Good news for us is that when Microsoft releases their earnings, they do give a glimpse of how well the different divisions of the business are […]

Importance of the Cloud: Scaling, IaaS, PaaS

There’s always been a level of redundancy built into large Production or even smaller mission critical systems. Scaling out is the answer to both by adding additional compute resources as well as increase the overall uptime reliability of a system. This principle is no different when it comes to the cloud, than it is on-premises. […]

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Azure: Did You Know? Azure Storage Explorer

This week at the Microsoft Connect() 2015 conference there were many new features and updates Microsoft Azure and rest of the Microsoft developer stack. Among these updates was the announcement of the all new Azure Storage Explorer being added to the set of Azure SDK tools. The Azure Storage Explorer is a stand-alone application that […]

AzureCon – 1 Day Free Virtual Event with Top Azure Experts

AzureCon is a Free virtual conference for Developers and IT Pros on September 29, 2015 focusing on all things azure. This conference builds on AzureConf 2014 and offers an exceptional opportunity to learn all about what existing, new and coming soon to the Microsoft Azure platform. This event is lead by top Azure experts from Scott […]

Azure: Did you know? PowerShell Automation

PowerShell has existed within Windows for some time now, providing much superior scripting / automation abilities than the old command line. Although, you can use the Azure Xplat CLI from the command line on Windows, Linux or Mac, the Azure PowerShell cmdlets provide a better environment to create, test, deploy and manage your Azure solutions […]

Azure, IoT and the Future Enterprise Data Center

The Cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the most exciting areas of computer science right now. The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about small devices with sensors and other components that can both gather data from and interact with the real world. The Cloud is the platform perfect for aggregating together […]

Azure Did You Know? Management using the Cross Platform Command Line Interface

The Microsoft Azure Xplat-CLI provides a cross-platform command line interface for managing, deploying, configuring and developing Microsoft Azure applications and services. While the browser based Management Portal works great, you can’t script and automate it. Using the Xplat-CLI you can do just that! Unlike PowerShell, that only supports Windows, the Xplat-CLI supports Windows, Mac OSX and […]

Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]

BUILD & IGNITE Know It. Prove It. Tech Challenge Tour

I recently blogged about my personal experiences with the first “Know it. Prove it.” challenge that ran through the month of February 2015. The “Know it. Prove it.” challenge is back! This time it’s bigger and better than ever. The new challenge is a companion to both the Build and Ignite Conferences with 11 amazing […]

2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference – The Power of Community

The Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference is a virtual/remote, 2 day live event on May 14 – 15, 2015. This is a brand new conference presented entirely by Microsoft MVP’s! Conference sessions will be provided in IT Professional, Developer and Consumer tracks, in addition with sessions available in English, Spanish or Portuguese tracks. The full agenda […]

2015 Global Azure Bootcamp

The third annual Global Azure Bootcamp is coming Saturday, April 25, 2015. The bootcamp is a free deep dive into getting familiar with developing Cloud Computing Applications for Azure over the course of a single day. This year there are a total of 194 confirmed locations around the globe where you can attend the event. http://global.azurebootcamp.net/ […]

Azure – NoSQL database DocumentDB now Generally Available

Last week Microsoft released Azure DocumentDB out of beta and made it generally available. As stated by Microsoft: We are pleased to announce that Azure DocumentDB is now generally available. DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL document database service that allows applications to query and process JSON data at scale. With general availability, DocumentDB is […]

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