Rainer Stropek has been an entrepreneur in the IT industry for more than twenty years. During this time, he founded and managed several IT service companies and is currently developing the award-winning Software time cockpit in his company software architects together with his team. Rainer holds degrees from the Technical College of MIS, Leonding (AT) and the University of Derby (UK). He is the author of several books and articles in magazines around Microsoft .NET and C#. His technical focus is on C# and the .NET framework, XAML, the Microsoft-Azure platform, SQL Server and Web development. Rainer regularly appears as a speaker and trainer at renowned conferences in Europe and the USA. In 2010, Rainer was named by Microsoft as one of the first MVPs for the Windows-Azure platform. Rainer has also been a Microsoft Regional Director since 2015.