Microsoft Tech Summit Switzerland

Build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies at a free, technical learning event for IT professionals and developers. February 28-March 1, 2018

Tech Summit 2019

A big thank you to all speakers, participants and our sponsors for a successful Tech Summit Switzerland.

In this two days we had more than 1000 participants, 17 engaged sponsors, 3 remarkable keynotes, 24 break-out sessions (50% were dedicated to OSS) and offered the opportunity to experience our HoloLens and Augmented Reality glasses on-site.

Did you miss a session? All presentations are now available for download – see agenda below.

Join the SwissGeeks LinkedIn Group at to watch the keynotes from

  • -  Mark Russinovich - CTO of Microsoft Azure
  • -  Patrick Chanezon - Chief Developer Advocate at Docker
  • -  David Kurth - Cloud + Enterprise Business Group Lead, Microsoft Switzerland

Let’s create the future together!

Why attend

Build your cloud skills

Free technical learning event with Microsoft’s top cloud engineers across Azure and Microsoft 365. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help evolve your skills, deepen your expertise, and grow your career.

Customize your learning

Whether you’re already cloud-savvy or just getting started, there is something for everyone. Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at 24 sessions covering a range of focus areas and topics.

Connect with experts

Take advantage of the Apero Riche on the first evening and network, meet partners, and more! You’ll also have access to experts who can help you get the most out of the cloud – ask your toughest questions, share best practices, and provide feedback.

Get inspired

The cloud is changing expectations – and transforming the way we live and work. Learn how Microsoft’s cloud platform can help you lead your organization through real digital transformation – and shape your future.

Featured keynotes

Journey to the cloud

Mark Russinovich,
Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure

Join Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure as we take a glimpse into the platform, trends and services at the forefront of digital transformation. Learn how companies around the world are enabling their innovation, how we are meeting the most rigorous and mission critical requirements of governments and how open source technologies are an integral part of the Azure cloud.

Docker and Microsoft: Bringing the benefits of software containers to Windows and Azure

Patrick Chanezon,
Chief Developer Advocate, Docker Inc.

Docker and Microsoft have been collaborating both in open source and through their commercial partnership to bring the benefits of Docker Windows and Linux containers to Azure Enterprise customers. Docker’s container platform, Docker Enterprise Edition, is used to modernize traditioal applications, and move them to Azure, as well as to develop new cloud native applications using microservices architecture, bringing agility to developers and control to IT Pros. This talk will cover the latest developments in Docker’s container platform with planned support for Kubernetes in Docker for Windows, and Docker Enterprise Edition for Azure, Docker for Azure Stack to enable hybrid cloud deployments, Windows containers, Linux containers on Windows.


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Track 1 - ITPro MSFT

Track 2 - ITPro OSS

Track 3 - Dev MSFT

Track 4 - Dev OSS

09.15 - 10.00

Microsoft Teams, the Unicorn of my Enterprise

Level: 200

Cloud Trends for IT Pros – X-Platform Edition

Level: 200

Mobile Development with Xamarin

Level: 100-200

Using the Microsoft AI Platform for next generation applications

Level: 200

10.20 - 11.05

Azure Stack - Your Cloud, Your Datacenter

Level: 200-300

Drive innovation with containers

Level: 100

Make your product ready for GDPR – gain a competitive advantage

Level: 200

Best Cloud patterns and practices for Cloud Foundry and Spring using Azure

Level: 200

11.25 - 12.10

Transform your data estate with Microsoft data platform

Level: 200

Power your move to the Cloud with Docker

Level: 200

Developing ASP.NET Core 2 Applications with Azure

Level: 200

Scaling AI development with Spark on Azure

Level: 200

13.30 - 14.15

Advanced Security – Be a Step Ahead of your Enemy

Level: 200

SQL Server 2017 on Windows, Linux and Docker containers with deep dive on Linux

Level: 300

Bring DevOps to your Apps with Visual Studio App Center

Level: 200

Blockchain, the next frontier of Internet

Level: 300

14.35 - 15.20

LogicApps, EventGrid, Azure Functions - An introduction into serverless computing

Level: 200

The open source journey of Microsoft and SUSE: From 2006 till now and beyond

Level: 200

DevOps for any Language

Level: 200

Linux meets Azure IoT Hub

Level: 100

15.40 - 16.25

Mastering Azure Resources

Level: 300

Accelerating your journey to the Hybrid Cloud with Ansible Tower

Level: 200

Transform Customer Engagement with PROS Modern Commerce Solutions

Level: 100

From Zero To Azure With Angular

Level: 100-200


In order for you to be able to select your sessions not just based on interest but also on the level of your knowledge on the subject, we have asked to speakers to assign the following levels to their sessions:

Basic (100) – Overview and introduction. Requires little or no knowledge on the subject and focuses on topics specific to concepts, features and advantages of the technology.

Intermediate (200) – For advanced beginners. Requires level 100-knowledge and conveys more specific details regarding the topic.

Advanced (300) - For advanced users. Requires level 200 knowledge and conveys in-depth details about the features and their practical application. Good coding experience recommended. These sessions give you detailed technical information about product- or technology-features, architecture, performance, development, migration and deployment.


Baden, Switzerland

Trafo Baden

Brown Boveri Platz 1

5400 Baden


Networking Partner

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Apéro sponsor