Announcing the last Integration track session at TUGA IT 2016: “2 Speed IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Minecraft” with Michael Stephenson

We are thrilled to announce the last (6th) integration track session for Tuga IT 2016 on Saturday (free conference day) – “2 Speed IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Minecraft” with Michael Stephenson!

TUGA IT Speaker Michael Stephenson

The official schedule is not yet available, nevertheless, this session will be performed on Saturday, 21 (on a free day). All the session will be available soon at Tuga IT 2016 that will be held on from 19 to 21 of May at Microsoft Portugal in Lisbon.

This is a one-day free event that you can’t afford to miss, the seats are limited so go ahead and reserve yours here:

2 Speed IT powered by Microsoft Azure and Minecraft

Description: One of the recent shifts in IT has been around the concept of 2 speed IT. This can be a key approach to allow IT organizations to offer their customers the agility they require in situations where they need it. In this session Mike will talk about some real-world examples where Azure has empowered organizations to deliver sprint style solutions that can offer marathon runner reliability, also Mike will show how a model reference architecture in Azure and Minecraft can be used by architects to visualize solutions that you want your teams to build.

Speaker: Michael Stephenson

Michael is a highly experienced freelance consultant with many years of architecting and delivering integration projects which leverage the Microsoft technology stack. He has deep, practical knowledge of delivering complex solutions with BizTalk, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure and associated technologies. Michael has also been a technical lead on 25+ projects which have leveraged Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Michael is heavily involved in the community activities around Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft MVP and Advisor/Insider programs and also speaks at user groups on a regular basis and is a keen blogger with articles such as how to build a real-world integration platform on Azure. Michael is an author for Pluralsight having produced very popular courses on .net and RabbitMQ.

Michael is also the creator of the BizTalk Maturity Assessment an initiative to help companies to measure the maturity of how they work with BizTalk and compare how they do BizTalk against recognized good practices. For more info refer to


Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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