CloudBurst 20172017

The SWeden Azure Group Developer Conference
October 5 – 6, 2017

CloudBurst 2017 is a Microsoft Azure developer conferences run by
the SWeden Azure user Group (SWAG).

The idea is full days of Azure related sessions in one single session room. You will not miss anything with multiple tracks. Presenting are Microsoft Azure community and industry leaders and provides real-world content for Microsoft Azure developers and those wanting to explore the platform. The focus will be on developing Microsoft Azure applications and real-world cloud-based solutions. All sessions at CloudBurst are presented in English.

SWAG community events are always free to attend, lunch and refreshment will be provided made possible by the generosity and passion of the presenters and the organizers and through the financial support from the event sponsors.

Organizers for SWAG are Microsoft Azure MVP Alan Smith and Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP Magnus Mårtensson.

Logos and graphical design by our good friend Maarten Balliauw.


The following World Leading Microsoft Azure Presenters are speaking at CloudBurst 2017!

SWAG would like to thank all the presenters for contributing their valuable time and their knowledge, as well as all those involved in organizing and promoting the event.

Robert (Boss) Hogg

Robert (Boss) Hogg - Microsoft Regional Director, Azure MVP and founder/MD of Black Marble Ltd

A founding member of Black Marble, Robert has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including multi-platform development, software design, encryption systems, integration solutions and innovative technologies. Well respected in the industry, Robert has presented on behalf of Microsoft at Research Conferences, TechEd Europe, and Irish Technology Conferences. He regularly organises and presents at community events such as DDD and DDD North. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Honorary Fellow for the University of Hull and is also a Chartered Engineer. In 2007, Robert was awarded Microsoft MVP for the 1st time, and every year since. In 2015, Robert was first made a Microsoft Regional Director, in further recognition of his influence in running a business, and contributing to the community.

Session: Being Disruptive for Fun and Profit

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Dag König

Dag König - Technical Evangelist

Dag König, a software developer, that works for Microsoft Sweden as a Technical Evangelist. Hes main focus is Microsoft cloud platform, Azure, IoT and Open Source, and loves meeting Startups and discuss both technical and architectural topics with them.

Session: My experiences implementing an Smart Office Solution in Azure

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Saravana Kumar

Saravana Kumar - Azure MVP

Saravana Kumar is based in London and he is the founder and CTO of BizTalk360. A product focused on enhancing the administration, support, monitoring and operation side of Microsoft BizTalk Server. He got strong passion for BizTalk administration and management. He helps customer using BizTalk server to smoothly run their environments. He got over 18 years experience in IT, and over 12 years purely on Integration areas using BizTalk Server. Saravana is a frequent speaker in some of the top BizTalk groups across Europe. He is also the key person who runs the London Connected Systems user group, organising events and connecting people. He regularly writes articles in his blog at about topics related to integration. His blog has attracted over 11,000 daily visitors. He is the organiser of "Integration User Group" (#IntegrationMonday) along with fellow MVP (Michael Stephenson) a weekly webinar series where we bring speakers (including Microsoft product group) from all over the world to present about Integration topics. We are continuously doing this webinar since Jan 2015, crossing over 50 episodes now.

Session: Building a SaaS platform in Azure - challenges and lessons learned

Saravana has buit two SaaS products in Azure (BizTalk360 Cloud and ServiceBus360). He will speak about the challenges and technologies used in building a SaaS product in Azure.

Magnus Mårtensson

Magnus Mårtensson - Regional Director, Azure MVP and founder/CEO of Loftysoft AB

Magnus Mårtensson runs the companty Loftysoft as a strategic consultant advisor, tutor, international speaker, process coach and technical lead. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional. In business as well as in life he is a true entertainer while being productive, smiles while being challenged and always gives more than is gained. He is man with a true consultant spirit and aims not to take life too seriously because he claims it’s more fun that way! Some of his passions are reaching out and connecting with audiences, engaging in community activities and organizing online and global conferences such as GlobalAzure Bootcamp and CloudBurst. Magnus focus on all things Cloudy and operates like a fighter pilot navigating cloudy skies helping clients safely harness the power and benefits the Clouds can bring. As the first Azure MVP in Scandinavia in 2012 he has been awarded MVP of the year and is now a go-to person for Microsoft in the Nordic countries regarding Enterprise Cloud Consulting. He is also a Microsoft Azure Insider and Microsoft Azure Advisor providing feedback even before early Microsoft releases to the Cloud Platform.

Session: Turn-key global scale data tier 4 real #achievementunlocked - CosmosDB in Azure

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Sakari Nahi

Sakari Nahi - Azure MVP

Sakari Nahi is the Coding Executive Officer and co-founder of Kompozure Ltd, a Finland-based company focusing in building challenging Microsoft Azure PaaS custom solutions since 2011. Sakari is also an Azure MVP. He is the co-host of the Finnish Microsoft-scene podcast Ikkunastudio (, as well as a key organizer of Finland Azure User Group. Sakari has developed professionally since 2002 and Microsoft .NET 1.0. He identifies himself as a coder, and he is passionate about distributed PaaS solutions, emerging technologies, and synergies thereof.

Session: Sakaris session

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Andrea Saltarello

Andrea Saltarello - Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP, CEO @ Managed Designs

I am an entrepreneur and consultant in the Software Architecture field from Milan, Italy, serving as the CEO of Managed Designs while still being eager to write code in real projects in order to get feedback about my architectural decisions. I am the lead developer of MementoFX (, an event sourcing framework aimed at making the development of "time travelling software" a breeze. As a trainer and speaker, I had several speaking engagements for courses and conferences across Europe such as TechEd Europe, Codemotion and DevWeek; moreover, I taught "Operating Systems" during the "Master in Editoria Multimediale" class organized by the University "Politecnico of Milan". In 2001 I co-founded UGIdotNET(, the first Italian .NET User Group, of which I am the President and leader. I am passionate about music, being devoted to Depeche Mode, with whom I fell in love with since listening to Everything Counts for the first time.

Session: Azure tales: a real world CQRS and ES Deep Dive

Both CQRS and Event Sourcing are by no means the new kids on the block anymore, yet a lot can be told about how to use Azure’s PaaS to implement such patterns and unleash their power without having your costs soaring. The ingredients are: CosmosDB/MongoDB as the event storage, Service Bus as the events’ dispatcher, AppServices/Cloud Services/Service Fabric as the scalable, fault tolerant code cruncher, SQL Azure as the read model and ASP .NET Core as the application framework used to implement views and back-end services. Eager to know the recipe (and look at real code)? Don’t miss this talk then.

Alan Smith

Alan Smith - Azure MVP

Alan is from England and resident in Stockholm where he works as a consultant for Active Solution, a company specializing in Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure user group as well as playing a leading role in organizing the Global Microsoft 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 nine years, currently as an MVP for Microsoft Azure.

Session: Alan's session

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Elton Stoneman

Elton Stoneman - Azure MVP | Pluralsight Author | Developer Advocate @Docker

I'm a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft MVP and Developer Advocate at Docker, Inc. I've been architecting and delivering successful solutions with Microsoft technologies since 2000, most recently Big Data and API implementations in Azure, and distributed applications with Docker. Currently I'm interested the evolution of the Microsoft stack, exploring the great opportunities opening up with .NET Framework apps running in Windows containers, .NET Core apps running in Linux containers, and running Docker on Azure. I'm a regular speaker at events and user groups - you'll often see me at Docker London, London DevOps and WinOps. In 2017 I've spoken at NDC London, OSCAMP, DockerCon, SDD, DevSum and NDC Oslo.

Session: Power Your Move to Azure with Docker

Docker isn't just for greenfield .NET Core apps running in Linux containers. You can take existing full .NET Framework apps and package them to run in Docker - without changing any source code. That package is called a Docker Image, and it's a portable unit that contains your whole application stack, configured and ready to run in a container. Packaging apps in Docker is a great way to make the move to Azure. You can quickly build out your components as a set of images, and run them in containers locally to verify the solution works. Then you can spin up a Docker cluster in Azure, and deploy your app using the exact same Docker artifacts that you use in dev. In this session I'll take an n-tier .NET application, write some Dockerfiles to package the components as Docker images, and a Docker Compose file which describes the whole solution. I'll run the app on my laptop, and then create a Docker Swarm in Azure and deploy the app without making any changes.

Sam Vanhoutte

Sam Vanhoutte - Azure MVP, CTO Codit

Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a 4th year Microsoft Azure MVP and frequently speaks at conferences. Next to that, he is also Azure p-seller at Microsoft and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, IoT and cloud based solutions. Because of the specialized focus on Azure IoT, Sam is leading the Codit Azure IoT Elite partner program with the Azure IoT Engineering team, as one of only 5 partners, world wide. Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium ( and is active crew member of the Azure User group (

Session: Living on the edge; IoT scenarios with Azure IoT edge

In this session, Sam will dive deep into the new Azure IoT edge service that allows customers to build intelligent IoT solutions, combining the power of data intensive and low latency edge compute scenarios with the distributed, scalable power of the Azure cloud. Attendees will learn more about the architecture, use cases and programming possibilities of Azure IoT Edge and will understand how this technology can be applied to make modern IoT solutions in different industries. Expect a session with architecture design, scenarios and a lot of demos.

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CloudBurst 2017 is about inviting GREAT speakers and then asking them what to present! Take a look at our Speakers section above to see some of the great names we have booked for this year's event!

While you wait for us to reaveal our sessions for CloudBurst 2017 you can head over to our History Page and view all the great speakers and sessions at our previous events!


Thank you for helping us out!

Hosting a conference with leading international presenters and keeping attendance free would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the presenters, organizers, and financial contributions from organizations. The conference would not be possible without the following invaluable organizations (in alphabetical order) for helping with financial support and logistics.

Would you like to sponsor SWAG and among other things have your logo appear here? Contact us below!

Traveling to CloudBurst

CloudBurst 2017 will be held at the Microsoft offices in Akalla, Finlandsgatan 36, 164 93 Kista.

Traveling to Microsoft Sweden from Stockholm City

Travel cards are required for the subway and can be purchased from the Pressbyran shops by the stations. A travel card with 16 coupons can be purchased for 220 SEK. From T-Centralen, take the blue subway line to Akalla, which takes around 20 minutes. At Akalla station, leave from the exit at the rear of the train. The Microsoft offices are about 3 minutes’ walk from the station exit.

Travelling to Stockholm by Air

Stockholm Arlanda international airport is about 40 km north of Stockholm city and about 25 km north of the conference location. From Arlanda to and from Stockholm city:
  • Taxi, around 35 minutes, fixed fair around 450 – 550 SEK.
  • Arlanda Express airport train, around 20 minutes, 260 SEK.
  • Airport Bus, around 40 minutes, 99 SEK.
From Arlanda to the conference location:
  • Taxi, around 25 minutes, fixed fair around 450 – 550 SEK.
Bromma airport is about 10 km west of Stockholm city.

Accommodation in Stockholm

It is recommended to stay in Stockholm city. Stockholm has a number of hotels around the city.


Any questions or suggestions? Contact the event organizers Alan and Magnus!

Reach out to @noopman or @alansmith if you have any questions.


Register here to attend CloudBurst 2017 in Stockholm.

All sessions at CloudBurst 2017 are presented in English!

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