About Me

Hello! I’m Shahid Iqbal :)

I’m an independent hands-on Azure consultant and a Microsoft MVP specialising in helping companies to migrate to and make best use of the Cloud.

I have a diverse background with over a decade of experience as a lead developer/architect and over 8yrs experience in Cloud architecture and DevOps.

My expertise includes .NET, Azure, Containers/Docker and Kubernetes; I am also an active member of the development community and a frequent speaker at international conferences (see my speaking page for more details).

I’m currently based in the UK with experience of working internationally and I am free to work globally if the project requires it (subject to relevant visa)

I offer a range of services to teams of any size.

Services I offer

If you’d like to find out more about how I may be able to help you feel free to get in touch with via Email, LinkedIn or Twitter


“Shahid has a wealth of knowledge spanning the .NET stack and specifically optimal use of Azure cloud services. This is backed up with years of practical experience. We asked Shahid to do a health check of our stack. He sat with our developers to fully understand our technology, our domain and our forecasted capacity requirements. He was then able to make recommendations tailored and prioritised to our specific need” - Chief Research Officer

”…He has a great in depth understanding of existing technologies and their benefits / usages and amazingly manages to keep up to date with all the latest enhancements being released by Microsoft. He did a great job of identifying how we could leverage the latest technologies whilst not getting distracted by the latest shiny enhancement (unless it was genuinely beneficial) Shahid always showed tremendous commitment, dedication and pragmatism in terms of getting things done and always ensuring our clients got the service level they required. He was a hugely valued team member and was a critical player in our application architecture and team transformation." - Chief Product Officer