About the Author

In an IT career that has lasted more than 25 years, Brent has touched everything from mobile to the mainframe. He’s programmed AS/400’s, was part owner of an small internet company during the dotcom era, worked on fraud protection systems for the financial industry, and spent time as an enterprise consultant. In early 2009, he turned his passion for distributed and web based systems to the task of the cloud and dove headlong into the Azure platform. A passion that led to him being one of the inaugural Azure MVPs and eventually to a role with Microsoft in October of 2012.

At Microsoft, Brent works with Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) and various government agencies to help bring cloud solutions to market. His work with end customers, software engineering departments, and even Microsoft’s own product engineering teams has helped drive these solutions to fill real world needs. He currently works for the Commercial Software Engineering team at Microsoft as a Principal Software Engineer focused on helping cloud enable the next generation of government related solutions.


Brent always strives to help folks understand complex technology in simple terms that anyone can relate to. This lead into his engineering approach which focuses on trying to find simple, straightforward solutions to complex problems.

Follow along on twitter at: @BrentCodeMonkey Or email him at brent.stineman@microsoft.com

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