Vladimir Stefanovic

Vladimir Stefanovic

Cloud Architect | Microsoft Azure MVP

Breda, The Netherlands


Meet Vladimir, an experienced Solution Architect with over 15 years of experience in the IT world. Lately, he's been diving deep into the cloud, helping folks figure out the best way to move their stuff around up there.

Vladimir is a bit of a Microsoft guru – he's got these titles, MCT and MCT RL, and he's been recognized as an MVP for Microsoft Azure since 2019. He's not just a tech geek, though. Vladimir loves sharing what he knows, and people love listening to him at conferences. He was a community guy. He founded an Azure User Group in Serbia and organized "Azure Saturday" and "Azure Heroines" conferences.

Vladimir is an active conference speaker, but also the author of a couple of books about System and Cloud Administration.

Since 2021, he is in the Netherlands. Outside of work/community hours, he is a dad and husband, who likes to travel with his family.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Security
  • Azure IaaS
  • Microsoft (Azure) Network Services
  • Azure Hybrid

Azure Networking 2.0: Beyond Bits and Bytes

Azure Networking goes beyond just moving data in and out of Azure. It's like creating a smooth and harmonious connection, ensuring your systems perform at their best while staying secure. Picture your work tasks effortlessly flowing through the digital world, with the networking tools making sure everything runs smoothly. It's not just about now; it's about preparing for a future where networking is essential for every Azure project.

Are you curious about where to start and what you can achieve with networking in Azure? join me in this interactive demo-based session, and learn how to get the most out of networking in Azure.

Azure Infra Masterclass: Crafting a Robust IaaS Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Get ready for a full-day adventure where we’ll break down what it takes to set up reliable and secure services on Azure. No technical jargon, just practical insights to help guide your process from start to finish.
Throughout the tutorial, we will focus on Azure infrastructure, taking a step-by-step approach to ensure you understand each concept quickly. We will cover everything from initial planning to ongoing planning, emphasizing the importance of effective social planning.
By the end of the day, you’ll feel confident in your ability to build and maintain a robust Azure infrastructure that’s ready to handle any task that comes its way. Let’s put this adventure together and take your infrastructure skills to new heights.

Don't Get Lost in the Clouds - A Few Unspoken Rules You Need to Know (But Nobody Tells You)

Cloud design can be daunting, especially if you're new to the game. There are plenty of well-known best practices, but what about the less talked about, unspoken rules? What to choose or not specific services, where are the pitfalls, how to approach design if there are not enough details... In this session, we'll take a light-hearted approach to cover some unspoken rules of cloud design that you won't find in any manual.

Cloud Navigation 101: The Unspoken Rules for a Seamless Journey

Designing for the cloud can feel overwhelming, especially for newcomers. While there are plenty of common best practices out there, what about those lesser-known, whispered-about rules? How do you decide which services to pick or avoid? Where are the hidden traps? And what's the strategy when you're dealing with incomplete information?

In this session, we'll tackle these questions in a relaxed, easy-to-follow manner. We'll explore the unspoken guidelines of cloud design that often go overlooked, providing insights you won't find in any standard manual.

Azure Hybrid Cloud: Demystification in a 60 minutes

Azure Hybrid Cloud has been part of our digital landscape for years, but it is still not so clear to everyone what the benefits are, and why we are blending traditional on-premises systems with Azure Cloud.

Curious about what are components needed, why Azure Stack HCI, how to deploy and manage, and what are the pitfalls to avoid... Jump onto the riding train and get answers in 60 minutes, which is a time needed to get hybrid ready to serve workload :)

Unleashing Azure Monitor: Navigating the Peaks and Valleys

Azure Monitor is like a trusty guide on a mountain expedition. It helps you understand what’s happening in your application or Azure environment, but like any adventure, there are challenges along the way.

Think of Azure Monitor as your lookout point. It watches over your applications and infrastructure, collecting data on performance, errors, and more. It’s like having a weather forecast for your cloud. Azure Monitor has its quirks. Sometimes it can’t see everything, like a foggy day on the mountain. We’ll explore its limitations—the things it can’t quite measure or predict.

Join me in this session, based on real-world stories. Learn how to use Azure Monitor effectively without breaking the bank. It will cover alerts, metrics, dashboards, workbooks, and other functionalities to keep you on track.

Azure Back to School 2022 Sessionize Event

September 2022

Azure Saturday - Belgrade 2020 Sessionize Event

February 2020 Belgrade, Serbia

MS Community

Session - MABS / Full stack backup solution

November 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MSCommunity BiH 2019 conference Sessionize Event

October 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MCT Summit 2019

September 2019 Vilnius, Lithuania

KulenDayz 2019 Sessionize Event

September 2019 Osijek, Croatia

Tarabica 19

Session: Design Azure projects like a Pro

May 2019 Belgrade, Serbia

Microsoft NT Conference 19

Session "Notes from the field: Azure Backup"

May 2019

Microsoft NT Conference 19

Session "Migrate to Exchange online - Tips & Tricks"

May 2019

Microsoft WinDays 19

Session "The Top 10 Azure Project Mistakes"

April 2019 Šibenik, Croatia

Microsoft Network 9

Session "The most common Azure project mistakes"

March 2019

North America MCT Summit 2019

Session "Azure Backup: Notes from the field"

March 2019 Seattle, Washington, United States

North America MCT Summit 2019

Session "Magnificent 7 ways to protect your cloud"

March 2019 Seattle, Washington, United States

Advanced Technology Days 14 Sessionize Event

December 2018 Zagreb, Croatia

Azure Community Day

Session "How to harden access to your cloud infrastructure?"

November 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

Microsoft Sinergija18

Session "A (bad) day in SysAdmin life"

October 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

Global MCT Summit 2018

Session "How to harden access to your cloud infrastructure?"

October 2018 Brühl, Germany

Global MCT Summit 2018

Session "Exchange to Exchange Online - Tips 'n' tricks"

October 2018 Brühl, Germany

CrisCon konferencija 2018. Sessionize Event

September 2018 Križevci, Croatia


Session "Oh No! My Windows Server is Hacked"

September 2018 Križevci, Croatia

KulenDayz 2018 Sessionize Event

August 2018 Osijek, Croatia

Tarabica 18

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"

May 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

Microsoft WinDays 18

Session "Office365 SSO - Easy and Simple"

April 2018 Poreč, Croatia

Microsoft WinDays 18

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"

April 2018 Poreč, Croatia

North America MCT Summit 2018

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"

February 2018 Seattle, Washington, United States

Advanced Technology Days 13 Sessionize Event

December 2017 Zagreb, Croatia

MCT Summit 2017

Session "Nano Server - Datacenter Future"

June 2017 Thessaloníki, Greece

MCT Summit 2016

Session "Virtualization of Virtualization"

August 2016 Brühl, Germany

Vladimir Stefanovic

Cloud Architect | Microsoft Azure MVP

Breda, The Netherlands


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