Christian is currently the Azure Partner Business Development Manager for Microsoft Australia, helping partners be successful in the cloud arena. He is a Microsoft veteran having been with the company for over 13 years. Christian has spent the majority of this time in the Partner team managing or creating the strategy for a number of different partner types, including resellers; distributors; system integrators and software developer companies. Most recently, he has been developing the Australian Cloud Channel for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. In 2009, he spent two and a half years in the Developer Platform Evangelism group as the Developer Audience Marketing Manager focusing on winning the hearts and minds of developers.
Christian was born in the Middle East, went to University in London and spent 6 years at Microsoft UK. He transferred to Microsoft Australia in 2006 and is married with 3 children. He loves spending time with his family, travelling, keeping up to speed with technology news and reading a good book.
This blog covers a variety of topics but I am especially interested in Partners adopting and developing on Microsoft technology, but also any software, services and communities. I would love to hear from you if you have a great Office 365 or powered-by-Azure example, especially around Mobile, Social Media Apps or Websites.
To contact me, please email christian dot longstaff at microsoft dot com or via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianlongstaff