Michele is co-founder and CIO of Solliance, a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP. In addition, she has been awarded Azure Elite and Azure Insider status as well as the ASP.NET Insider designation. Michele is a thought leader recognized in many fields including solution architecture and design, identity and access management, cloud computing technologies, security and compliance, and DevOps. During the past 20 years, Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations, assembled teams, implemented development process, and facilitated numerous successful large-scale enterprise application deployments. She’s a regular speaker at conferences all over the world, and she wrote the best-selling books Learning WCF (O'Reilly) and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (Microsoft Press).