Stef’s Monthly Update – November 2017

Another month has gone by, and I am a bit late with my story. November was another busy month after October with Integrate and other things.

Month November

In the month November, I got the news that I am a part of the InfoQ Cloud editors.  Moreover, I immediately started writing a few stories and here’s are the titles:

That was really cool and on top off that I did two Middleware Friday episodes:

In general, the content Kent and I produce is a lot of fun, and people appreciate it. In de coming month we will definitely continue!

Finally, I did a presentation at CloudBrew, my first. My session was around CosmosDB, the Graph Model, and Search. For a customer, I did a cool POC with these technologies to show the business a future-proof knowledge base.


As many may know by now, I like to read from time to time. During my trip to the US, I pick up a copy of the “Phoenix Project” and read it in November. I must say it was fun to read and some scenario’s in the book are familiar to me. In my book collection, I found out I also had a copy of the DevOps Handbook, which I read too. Both are excellent reading and if you’re into DevOps definitely read them.


My favorite albums in November are:

  • Almanac – Kingslayer
  • Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
  • Witchery – I Am Legion
  • Moonspell – 1755

Image result for moonspell 1755

It is December now the last month the year, and I have a few challenges left before Christmas and 2018.  A few more InfoQ articles, Middleware Friday episodes, Integration Monday session and a Webinar on Event Grid.



Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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