Cloud Architecture Consultant

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.

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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.


I am also an author for Pluralsight where I enjoy creating courses to help people learn about various technologies.  I started with my first two courses which are about using RabbitMQ with the .net framework.  I also hope to do more courses in the future.  You can find out more about my Pluralsight courses here.


The main technologies I specialize in include:

  • Microsoft Azure
    • Azure Functions
    • Azure App Service
    • Logic Apps
    • IaaS
    • Serverless
    • Service Bus
    • Event Hub
    • Event Grid
    • API Management
    • and much more
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server
  • RabbitMQ
  • Office 365
  • Power BI
  • Dynamics 365


The types of roles that I tend to excel in are:

  • Cloud/Integration Architect
  • Integration Delivery Manager
  • Coach
  • Technical Lead
  • Auditor
  • Cloud/Integration Advisor
  • Integration Developer

Although I am based in the UK, I am interested in opportunities in any part of the world and am a regular traveller and have worked on many remote working roles.


I have experience working in a number of different sectors including:

  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Warehousing & Supply Chain
  • Outsourcing

More Info & Connect with Me

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