Doug Vanderweide

Azure Cloud Computing Expert | Team Leader | Blogger | Public Speaker

About Me

Microsoft Azure subject matter expert, specializing in cloud governance, architecture and operations. Longtime software developer, technical community speaker and blogger.

Designer, implementer, operator and improver of solutions and processes that make operations efficient, lean, measurable and constantly improving.

More than 10 years' experience in Azure IaaS, PaaS and related technologies, and 25+ years of professional experience in .NET, database and open source development.

personal information

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
BA, Broadcast Journalism, University of Maine


Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Expert
Microsoft Certified Cybersecurity Architect Expert
Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert
Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Network Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure AI Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
CompTIA CTT+ Classroom Trainer


  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Solution Architecture
  • Cloud Strategy
  • Automation
  • Governace
  • Security
  • Cloud Migration
  • Digital Transformation
  • DevOps
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Leadership
  • Technical Sales
  • Client Management
  • .NET
  • SQL Server
  • Active Directory


Director, Cloud Architecture

Avanade US

The Microsoft Cloud Desk for Avanade, provides solution architecture and presales engineering support across North America.

My role is to assist sellers and technical leads with implementing solutions and architectures around Azure adoption, governance, modernization and best practices.

Director, Information Technology

10th Magnitude (acquired by Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, 2020)

I am responsible for the staff, resources, technical implementations and outcomes required to onboard customers to 10th Magnitude's Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) offering.

I own the technical artifacts and platform tooling used to monitor, alert and manage customer environments and service management.

Manager, Presales Solution Architecture

10th Magnitude (acquired by Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, 2020)

I lead, mentor, support and supervise 10th Magnitude's presales solution architecture team. I also scope, design and implement Azure-based solutions.

Partner - Cloud Solutions Architect

10th Magnitude (acquired by Cognizant Microsoft Business Group, 2020)

I help medium and large enterprises, specializing in datacenter transformation, application modernization, automation, DevOps and solution architecture. Certified Microsoft Partner Seller - Cloud Solution Architect (P-CSA).

Azure Instructor / SME

Linux Academy (acquired by A Cloud Guru / Pluralsight, 2019)

Developed instruction around IaaS / virtual machines, App Service, Azure SQL Database, Service Bus, IoT Hub, Azure Functions / serverless, Azure Storage, Azure Active Directory, virtual networks, security, ARM templates, PowerShell, CLI, etc.

Designed and built an industry-first, industry-exclusive, hands-on Azure laboratory and training environment system. This system makes Linux Academy the only e-learning platform that can deploy any Azure resource or service in a permissions-restricted, time-limited laboratory and training environment.

Solution Architect / Senior Software Developer

MaineToday Media (acquired by Masthead Maine, 2019)

Responsible for creating custom websites, customer portals, content automation robots, ETL solutions, and mission-critical middleware.