Anthony Bartolo

Anthony Bartolo

Microsoft, Principal Cloud Advocate, Connecting people, places and things for the enablement of everyone.

Toronto, Canada


As a Microsoft Principal Cloud Advocate, Anthony Bartolo takes great pride in architecting and carrying out "scientific experiments" that use Microsoft technology and services to solve a customer problem or opportunity. Anthony achieves this through hackathons with industry leaders to test hypotheses and develop Proof of Concepts (PoC) using Microsoft cloud services. Some of the more fascinating Proof of Concepts developed involve teaching drones to recognize items to aid in search and rescue efforts and automating research through Azure. Functions for extracting information from social media to assist law enforcement in the search for missing children. The community as a whole is then made aware of the outcomes and best practices of these and other projects in an effort to upskill everyone. Anthony regularly conducts conversations on Twitter @WirelessLife.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Azure
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure AD
  • Azure (Public/Hybrid)
  • Azure Advanced Information Protection
  • Azure AI
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Architecture
  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure machine learning service
  • Server Engineering
  • Azure Security Center (ASC)
  • Cloud Security Architecture
  • Securing Windows Server with Defender ATP
  • IoT
  • Azure IoT
  • Azure Security
  • Iot Edge
  • vscode
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Codespaces
  • GitHub
  • Github Copilot
  • GitHub Codespaces
  • GitHub Advanced Security
  • Visual Studio

Getting Started with Developer Container Environments

Imagine working on a project with your colleagues using Python, and you want to ensure that your code is consistent across several machines. Consider the effort required to set up each developer environment to guarantee that all tools used are the same or compatible version. Use of Developer Container Environments can help alleviate that stress! During this session, you will learn how to work on any project using development container environments, without having to first set up or prepare your workstation.

Applying Generative AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware Version 2.0

The world is evolving. OpenAI's ChatGPT and Dall-e, as well as GitHub Copilot, have accelerated this change. Our need to always have information at our fingertips leads us to be more informed about our decisions and choices. Artificial intelligence is critical to comprehending all of this data, but where does one begin? Attend this talk to learn how Microsoft cooperated with Indro Robotics and the Canadian Coast Guard on a project to use AI to make drones self-aware to aid in search and rescue missions, as well as other open-source AI implementations.

Pragmatic techniques to get the most out of GitHub Copilot

AI-assisted coding is more than just hype. But like every powerful tool, knowing how to use GitHub Copilot correctly is key to getting the most out of it. In this session we look at how Copilot works, some best practices and what AI can realistically do for developers in the real world. GitHub Copilot will change how you write code; but only if you are curious, creative, and you continue to think critically. AI is only as good as the developer who wields it.

The Future of Security with AI

While the new era of AI presents unprecedented opportunities to elevate human potential, it also ushers in a new set of unknowns and risks. Learn how Microsoft and GitHub unravel innovative advancements, highlighting the symbiosis of generative AI solutions and end-to-end protection. Dive deep into innovative tools like Microsoft Security Copilot designed to simplify and fortify security measures. Explore GitHub's developer-centric approach in harnessing security products, highlighting the pivotal role of AI in tackling application security challenges. Join us for an in-depth exploration of how AI is reshaping the security landscape for developers.

Workshop: Get AI Powered! GitHub Copilot / VS Code App Dev Workshop

Get hands-on experience with the game-changing potential of AI paired programming. Use artificial intelligence (AI) tools like GitHub Copilot to streamline your development processes, locate and repair errors more effectively, and write code that runs smoothly and quickly. Master productivity hacks and complex coding environments by unlocking the full power of Visual Studio Code. Immerse yourself in real-world projects powered by GitHub Codespaces to hone your abilities and see how AI and programming work together to promote innovation.

In preparation for the upcoming workshop, please ensure that you have the following:

- A laptop that is not restricted by your organization for learning use. No laptops will be provided at the workshop.
- An active GitHub Account.
o GitHub Account Signup: https://github.com/signup
o Credit Card will be required to sign up for the GitHub Copilot 30-day trial
- The latest version of VS Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/download
- If you already have VS Code installed, make sure it is upgraded to the latest version by navigating to the following:
o Windows: Help > Check for updates...
o Mac: Code > Check for updates...
The following blog post, Step-by-Step: How to Setup Copilot Chat in VS Code (microsoft.com), is a good pre-read and will provide further instruction on how to setup Copilot inside of VS Code.

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Experts Live Europe 2019 Sessionize Event

November 2019 Prague, Czechia

WebExpo 2019

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June 2019

Collision Conference

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May 2019 Toronto, Canada

Anthony Bartolo

Microsoft, Principal Cloud Advocate, Connecting people, places and things for the enablement of everyone.

Toronto, Canada


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