With over 30 years in the computing arena Armando has been focused on data platform solutions around Microsoft Azure and helped many companies to migrate their systems to the cloud for the past 4 years . Armando has a passion for teaching and community engagement and has been certified as a Microsoft Trainer for over 20 years. He has been involved in presenting and helping other professionals better use and take advantage of Microsoft's data solutions. Starting as a developer back in 1984 programming for Z-80 processors, COBOL for IBM/360 and BASIC for TRS/80 at age of 13, Armando has helped companies in multiple countries in many business areas to design and deploy their computing solutions. Achieving his first Microsoft certification in 1996 as a Visual Basic 4.0 developer he was introduced to SQL Server 6.5 and 7.0 in 1998 and decided to focus his career around Microsoft's data platform. He has certified in every release of the SQL echo system products for the past 20 years.