Chris Pietschmann

I have nearly 20 years of experience in the Software Development industry that includes working as a Consultant and Trainer in a wide array of different industries. Welcome to my portfolio website, and old blog post archive!

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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.

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.

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 email newsletter) dedicated to the Microsoft Cloud by publishing articles and related content. Founded in 2015.


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.

A blog I started in 2015 dedicated to topics around Mixed Reality and the Microsoft Hololens.

Content Development

Here is a list of some content development projects I've contributed to for Microsoft and other clients.

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.

SkillMeUp On-Demand Courses

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