Hello, I am Michael Stephenson.  I am a highly experienced Cloud and Integration Architect and developer working mainly with Microsoft technologies.  I am based in the UK and have about 20 years experience working in IT with large customers and consultancies and have worked with Cloud technologies since about 2009 during the early previews.

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From an early point in my career I developed an interest in the integration side of applications and the complexities of successful delivery and management of integration solutions.  As my career progressed this lead me to work with Edenbrook (a UK based consultancy) where I worked in an evangelist style role around integration based on the Microsoft technology stack.  In addition to the technical aspects of integration I also enjoy the management of integration teams and acting as a technical leader driving the adoption of new technologies.  I also enjoy coaching roles where I can help to develop the skills within a team.

Since about 2009, I have worked as a freelance IT consultant who normally gets involved with leading teams and coaching teams in hard integration projects or with cloud adoption and cloud migration strategies.  I have worked on many projects that have leveraged Microsoft Azure as part of API strategies and Digital Transformation programmes.


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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