Chris Pietschmann

I help individuals, teams and organizations be more productive in the cloud. I leverage my 20+ years of experience across a wide array of industries in both cloud and on-premises to guide you to the next level.

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Microsoft MVP

I have been recognized by Microsoft as being an expert in my field. My current award category is Microsoft Azure, and I have a specialty in Azure IoT.

I've received the Microsoft MVP Award in the following years:
🏆 2019, 🏆 2018, 🏆 2017, 🏆 2012, 🏆 2011, 🏆 2010, 🏆 2009, 🏆 2008

You can view my official Microsoft MVP profile here: Chris Pietschmann's Microsoft MVP Profile

Work Experience

Over the course of my career, I have worked with many different companies across a wide array of industries. My primary background is as a Software Developer in the Consulting space, primarily in the Microsoft development stack, but I have also worked a fair amount with Open Source technologies as well. I also have a fair amount of experience building training content as well as delivering instructor-led training classes and am a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

Here are a few of the companies that I've worked with over the course of my career, either as an independent consultant or through my current or past employers. I am not necessarily affiliated with these organizations directly, nor does this imply any indorsement or sponsorship. This is merely a list of companies that I've worked with throughout the course of my career, so I've included them in my resume.

Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation
California State University
Warner Bros
RW Baird

Disclaimer: The company names and logos displayed above are trademarked to their respective owners. The display of them in this list in no way indicates any endorsement or sponsorship.

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My Websites

Here are my websites and blogs that I maintain. These sites are places where you can see many articles and other examples of work that I've done.

A website (with weekly newsletter) dedicated to Cloudn & Enterprise Technology around Microsoft and Open Source publishing articles and related content. Founded in 2015 as, and renamed in late 2019.


My Consulting business and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) building developer tools and apps; started in 2007.

My original blog since 2004. I have posted here on many different technology related topics.

Blog I started in 2015 dedicated to topics around Mixed Reality and the Microsoft Hololens. Merged with in late 2019.

Content Development

Here is a list of some content development projects I've contributed to for Microsoft and other clients. These are some pretty neat projects I had the pleasure to be involved in creating and working on.

Microsoft Cloud Workshops

Each workshop is a 6 hour long package of content (4 hour hackathon lab, 2 hour design session) to foster cloud learning and adoption.

Azure Migration Readiness Whitepaper

A Whitepaper on the topic of Azure Migration Readiness. Also, here's a blog post from Microsoft discussing the whitepaper.

AZ-220 Azure IoT Developer Certification Labs

I authored most of the hands-on labs for the AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer certification that are a part of the MOC ILT course and published to MS Learn.

Microsoft Cloud Practice Playbooks

The Microsoft Cloud Partner Playbooks are guides to cloud business transformation: the Cloud Practice Development Playbooks provide the essential blueprints and tools to develop, analyze, manage, and secure an effective cloud practice that’s built to last.

AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer Certification

I worked on the team that created the AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer certification. I helped Microsoft define the Azure IoT Developer roles skills list and the Objective Domains tested and verified by this certification exam.

SkillMeUp On-Demand Courses

I've authored many instructor-led courses, 26+ on-demand video courses, and 10+ hands-on labs for