Tiago Costa is a Cloud Architect and Advisor for the Microsoft Cloud. For the past 18 years he has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft technologies like: Microsoft Azure, Office 365, SharePoint, .Net and SQL Server. He has a strong real-world experience and regularly teaches around the world, mainly Microsoft Azure but also other technologies like SharePoint, .Net and SQL Server.
He has several Microsoft Certifications and he is also a MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer. In 2013 was nominated MCT Regional Lead by Microsoft Corp (HQ) and he has been renewed every year including in Jan 2017 for a 2 years term (2017 – 2018).
In 2016 he was awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award in Office Server and Services due to his community efforts in promoting and sharing his knowledge on Microsoft Products. In July 2018 he has switched his MVP category to Microsoft Azure due to his focus on the Microsoft Cloud. This award gives him the opportunity to have more opportunities to share his passion for Azure.
He loves diving into new technologies and share his experience at conferences and training classes, but what excites him about his work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology and to become better professionals.
His short free-time is spent with his family in a city near the sunny Lisbon, Portugal and building cool and geek projects.