CloudBurst 20182018

The SWeden Azure Group Developer Conference
October 4 – 5, 2018

CloudBurst 2018 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 2018!

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.

Morten Christensen

Morten Christensen -

Session: TBD


Alex Mang

Alex Mang -

Session: I'm Confused: Should I Orchestrate My Containers on Service Fabric or AKS


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: Managing and Monitoring a Global Multitenant Service - The "Holy Grail" is ever so illusive

What I have learned automating and diagnosing Enterprise Global Services.

Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic -

Session: TBD


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: Graph of Thrones, Cosmos DB vs. The Seven Kingdoms

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed multi-model database service. The Cosmos DB Graph API allows for the creation of sophisticated graph structures enabling the fast query and retrieval of complex hierarchical relationships. The Game of Thrones world features over 500 characters hailing from a complex web of houses, kingdoms and religions. Modelling, analysing and visualizing the complexity of the backgrounds and relations of these characters is a challenging task, and one that is well suited to a graph database model.
In this demo intensive session Alan will explain the concepts of graph databases. He will then show how a complex hierarchical dataset can be imported into Cosmos DB using the Graph API. The capabilities of the graph database can then be demonstrated, showing how queries can be executed against a graph model. The analysis of relationships will be explored, demonstrating the power of using a graph model to explore entities and the relations between them.
This session will be delivered in the common tongue and feature a large number of executions, but hopefully contain no major spoilers.

Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson -

Session: How you can use the Microsoft Cloud to start a kick ass small business

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 have changed the world of IT and now a days a small start up business can implement scaled versions of the same technologies which are used by the biggest enterprises in the world.  In this session Mike demonstrate how he has used Microsoft technology to help him build a small business with a global footprint.

Christian Weyer

Christian Weyer - Christian Weyer, CTO, Thinktecture AG

Christian Weyer is founder and CTO of Thinktecture AG. As a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), Google GDE (Developer Expert) and independent Microsoft Regional Director for Germany, he is an engaged and passionated speaker on several software conferences and events all over the world. His heart has always been with cross-platform solutions and distributed end-to-end architectures - with his head in the Cloud since 2008.

Session: eXtreme Serverless Azure: Data, Compute, Realtime - in Action!

Whaaat? No servers? Well, yes. Serverless is all the hype these days. Let's try to sort out some of the real strenghts of Serverless and see where Serverless & PaaS build a set of highly productive weapons in your Cloud arsenal. Join Christian Weyer from Thinktecture while he discusses Azure Functions, Storage, CosmosDB and SignalR Service in a holistic scenario - all by building an end-to-end solution that should 'just work' by the end of this session: creating a scalable real-time application in almost no time - really? Aaand action!


CloudBurst 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 in Stockholm.

All sessions at CloudBurst 2018 are presented in English!

Registration is currently closed!