Jan de Vries

Jan de Vries

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Lemmer, The Netherlands


I've been designing & developing software solutions for quite a while now. In the past decade, most of my solutions are delivered within the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, and am now working on new and exciting Azure solutions.

During this time, I've been collaborating a lot with multiple customers & development teams and empowering them to implement the best possible solutions. Every project comes with its challenges, but having an agile mindset helps deliver simple solutions for complex problems.

By having a broad, hands-on, experience on multiple projects I'm able to guide decisions based on my experience and make sure Azure gets better for everyone!

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Serverless
  • event-driven architecture
  • Cloud Architecture

From a distributed monolith to a microservices solution

Are you creating a microservices solution? You sure about this?
Creating small services that invoke other small services, which invoke even more smaller services most of the time results in a distributed monolith.

Using commands, events and loosely coupled services is something you SHOULD strive for!
I'm happy to show you my lessons learned in this realm and which Azure services you can use to create a very scalable & responsive microservices solution.
I'll quickly show you which services you should use, like Azure App Services, Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Storage Queues. With the short introduction out of the way, we'll dive into the details of these services, how to get the most out of them and when to use each service.

After this session, you'll be aware of the pitfalls in a service-to-service design and know how to implement a proper, loosely coupled, microservices solution.

Designing software in the cloud

Are you migrating to the cloud, or have you migrated already? Don't forget to update your software design also! Designing and developing software running on-premises often looks different compared to a cloud-native solution.

You can do a 1-on-1 migration of your software, and it will run fine*, but by leveraging a couple of standard cloud patterns, you can make the software more robust and cost-effective.

I'll show you which steps I often take for migrating software to a cloud environment and which problems arise along the way. After this session, you'll have a clear understanding of what to do for a successful migration.

CloudBrew 2023 - A two-day Microsoft Azure event Sessionize Event

December 2023 Mechelen, Belgium

Update Conference Prague 2023 Sessionize Event

November 2023 Prague, Czechia

Techorama Netherlands 2023 Sessionize Event

October 2023 Utrecht, The Netherlands

Serverless 360 webinar

Presented a session for designing serverless solutions in Microsoft Azure.

January 2023

Webdev Zwolle

Presented my session `Going Paaswordless in Azure` during this meetup.

April 2022 Zwolle, The Netherlands

Move Up with 4dotnet

Presented my session `Going PaaSwordless in Azure` at this event, which was broadcasted to all attendees.

March 2022 Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

European Cloud Summit

November 2021 Düsseldorf, Germany

Move Up with 4dotnet

Presented my `Next level security for your Azure applications` session at this virtual event.

November 2021 Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

Build Stuff 2021 Lithuania Sessionize Event

November 2021 Vilnius, Lithuania

NDC Sydney 2021 Sessionize Event

November 2021

Azure Community Conference 2021 Sessionize Event

October 2021

Virtual NetCoreConf 2021 - 2 Sessionize Event

October 2021

Update Now 2020 Sessionize Event

November 2020 Prague, Czechia

2020 All Day DevOps Sessionize Event

November 2020

NDC Sydney 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020 Sydney, Australia

Azure Virtual Conference Sessionize Event

August 2020

Global Azure Virtual Sessionize Event

April 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

Future Tech 2020 Sessionize Event

March 2020 Utrecht, The Netherlands

2019 All Day DevOps Sessionize Event

November 2019

MVPDays Azure Day Online Sessionize Event

May 2019 Calgary, Canada

microXchg 2019 Sessionize Event

April 2019 Berlin, Germany

Microsoft TechDays 2018 Sessionize Event

October 2018 Kista, Sweden

Jan de Vries

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Lemmer, The Netherlands


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