Alan Smith

Alan is from England and resident in Stockholm where he works as a consultant for Active Solution, a company specializing in Azure and .NET development. He has been in the IT industry since 1995 and delivering training courses since 2005.

Between courses he acts as a mentor and coach to other developers and teams, sharing his knowledge of Azure to improve their project development. He also works closely with Microsoft, taking part in technology preview programs, attending software design reviews and providing feedback to development teams.

Alan has an active role in the developer community running a local Azure user group as well as playing a leading role in organizing the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp and the CloudBurst conference in Sweden. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and user groups in Sweden and around Europe and has held the Microsoft MVP award for ten years, and is currently MVP for Microsoft Azure.


Please feel free to contact Alan for any questions regarding training courses or speaking engagements. Blog:CloudCasts Blog Twitter:@alansmith LinkedIn:Alan's LinkedIn Profile

Microsoft Azure Training

Public Scheduled Courses

Alan specializes in delivering intensive training courses in Microsoft Azure to experienced .NET developers. He has developed his own comprehensive set of training materials that covers most of the Azure technologies which is constantly updated to reflect the evolution of the Windows Azure platform.

Alan delivers the following public scheduled courses:

Microsoft Azure In-Depth (3 Days)

Microsoft Azure Service Bus In-Depth (2 Days)

Azure Racing Game Workshop (1 Day)

Customised On-Site Training

For on-site training courses the content can be customized to meet customers’ requirements. A custom training course can include high-level or deep coverage of the following topics.

Training Courses

April 27 Microsoft Azure In-Depth with Alan Smith AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden
May 8 Azure Racing Game Workshop with Alan Smith AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden
May 18 BizTalk 2013 Developer Deep Dive AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden
June 1 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden
June 8 Developing Integration Solutions using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden
June 22 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions AddSkills Stockholm, Sweden

All course material is in English, and courses are delivered in English. Feel free to contact me for further information.

Speaking Engagements

May 12 SELECT Value FROM DataStream – Gaining Insight into Dynamic Data with Azure Stream Analytics Techorama Mechelen, Belgium
May 25 SELECT Value FROM DataStream – Gaining Insight into Dynamic Data with Azure Stream Analytics DevSum 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
May 27 Microsoft Azure In-Depth Hands-On Workshop DevSum 2015 Stockholm, Sweden