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Tiago Costa

Tiago Costa

Cloud Architect and Advisor | Trainer | International Speaker | Author @Independent Contractor

Lisbon, Portugal

Tiago Costa is a Senior Cloud Architect and Advisor focusing on Microsoft Azure, International Speaker, Trainer and Author. For the past 20 years has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft technologies. In the last years Tiago have been helping companies to migrate and build Cloud native workloads in Microsoft Azure. Tiago has been working as at the Senior Architect level, but he always like to do some hands-on tasks on the Azure Administration and Development side of things. You can find him regularly in the classroom or online teaching Microsoft Azure. All this real-world experience allows him to deliver amazing trainings on Microsoft Azure.

Tiago has several Microsoft Certifications and awards:
- Microsoft Azure MVP (2016 – …)
- MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer (2006 – …)
- MCT Regional Lead (2013 – …)
- Microsoft Certification Council Member (2020 – …)

He loves diving into new technologies and share his experience at conferences and training classes. What excites him about it's work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology and to become better professionals. He's free time is spent with his family in the surroundings of the sunny Lisbon, Portugal, and building some cool geek projects.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Azure DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure PaaS
  • Azure IaaS
  • Azure AD
  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Governance

Running http-based applications in Azure PaaS - Azure App Service edition!

Every day more and more organizations understand the benefits of PaaS and are building and moving workloads to PaaS services like Azure App Services.
In this demo-depend session, we will check how to run http-based applications in Azure App Service. We start with a repo in Azure DevOps or GitHub, use Pipelines or Actions to deploy both the app and the infrastructure to Azure. Then we will explore other features like custom domains, certificates, configurations, scaling, and how to distribute the app around multiple Azure regions. This is not the end there is still time to demo how to integrate our application with Azure Key Vault using Azure AD Managed Identities to improve security.
Few slides / most demos, be sure to be ready to have you mind blown! 🤯

Top 10 services to Supercharge your App Service to a Global scale

When architecting applications today, making then globally available is the standard. When designing the infrastructure for a new application we need to start from the premises that we have a global disperse customer base. This is a good challenge for Azure Architects. Creating global applications is no easy piece, we can hit a lot of concerns, not only technical but also business related and even legal.
In this session, we will check how Azure App Service can helps us reach this global application goal and how other related services, like: Azure Front Door, Traffic Manager, Azure Storage, Azure CDN, Azure Functions, Cognitive Search, Azure Redis Caches, Cosmos DB and messaging services can help you to create a global scale application. Expect a heavily-demo depended session, based on the real-world experience in implementing this services in several customers.

Microsoft Azure for Microsoft 365 Professionals

The Microsoft Azure platform provides many opportunities for IT Professionals and Developers. When migrating SharePoint Server to SharePoint Online/Microsoft 365 we gain access to a huge number of cloud services that will unlock a new world of possibilities for IT Professionals and Developers to integrate, scale and make their applications highly available.
This session will explore the most recommend services when using Microsoft 365 and Azure together. We will check, capabilities and benefits of using Microsoft 365 with Azure services like Azure AD, Web Apps, SQL Databases, Azure Storage, … During this session we will also talk about some of the available architectures to create scalable and high available applications for Microsoft 365 to be used in a global infrastructure. DevOps and Automation will be also covered in order to understand how all this can be done in an organized and structure way. Expect a full hour of Cloud happiness.

ARM your Azure Infrastructure with Templates (ARM and BICEP)

Microsoft Azure is an amazing platform, and, in a few minutes, you can deploy an infrastructure of multiple services and/or virtual machines to support a workload. If this is not done using structured and repeatable processes, we can end up with extra costs, orphan services, subscriptions, etc…
This session shows how to use BICEP and ARM Templates for consistent and repeatable deployments. During this demo-dependent session, we are going to check how to use Azure DevOps Repos to control the versioning of ARM and BICEP Templates and Azure Pipelines to deploy then. At the end of the session, we will have a full ALM experience to deploy your Azure Infrastructure.

Getting started with Microsoft Azure

Is everyone telling you that Cloud is the future?
It's NOT! It's the present.

Want to work with Azure and don't know where to start?
This session is for you!

We will start with what is Azure and why so many companies from different backgrounds and sizes use it. You will leave from this session with an awesome basic understanding what Cloud and Azure is, what tools you can use to work with it and some awesome links to continue your learning journey. But that's not all! In the end of this session you will be able to host a production ready website! Join me and I hope this session change your career!

Get-AzCertified "Know All About Microsoft Azure Professional Certifications"

Deep dive into the how and why behind Microsoft Azure certifications and find out how they can help push your career to the next level.
In this session, we will dive into how Microsoft Azure certifications are shaped and how you can get certified by reviewing all the Microsoft Azure certifications paths and what exams you need to pass. From my experience helping thousands of professionals get their Microsoft Certification, I will share all the tips and tricks on how to succeed on a Microsoft Exam.
I will cover all the Microsoft Azure-related certifications like Azure Administrator, Developer, Solutions Architect, DevOps, Security, Networking, and Azure Data Platform.
Get ready for a career upgrade!

Supercharge your App Service to a Global scale

Globally available applications are a reality! Even small organizations build their products and services to be available to the entire world. When architecting applications, we should consider that we will reach a global audience. Has an Azure Architect, this is the kind of challenge I live for, but, creating global applications is no easy piece, we hit a lot of concerns, not only technical but also business and legal.
In this session, we will see how services like Azure App Service, Azure Front Door, Traffic Manager, Azure Storage, Azure CDN, Azure Functions, Cognitive Search, Azure Redis Cache, Cosmos DB, and messaging services can help us create a global scale application. Expect a heavily-demo session based on my real-world experience designing and implementing global scale applications for several organizations.

I find your lack of Azure Governance disturbing!

Organizations are adopting Microsoft Azure at a fast pace. Every day we have more and more workloads created or migrated to Azure. If your organization doesn't operate a robust Governance model, it's easy to make security issues and a lack of compliance.
Adopting the cloud is a journey, not a destination; this session will guide you through Azure Governance best practices and how to build a Governance strategy from scratch keeping the organization on a safe path throughout its Cloud journey. We will establish an initial Governance foundation by designing a multiple subscription environment, designing a Management Group strategy, identifying the Azure Policy definitions needed to enforce business requirements, creating a Blueprint definition, designing a tagging strategy, and assigning RBAC roles, … All under the CAF - Cloud Adoption Framework recommendations and best practices. At the end of our session, we will cover some best practices on Cost Management for you to take home and implement at your organization, allowing you to save Azure credits.

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Tiago Costa

Cloud Architect and Advisor | Trainer | International Speaker | Author @Independent Contractor

Lisbon, Portugal

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