My name is Michael Kaufmann but most people call me Mike.

I’m the founder and CEO of Xpirit Germany. I work in Germany – but I live with my family in south Spain (Marbella).

I’m a Microsoft Regional Director (RD) I’m also a Microsoft MVP for DevOps ever since 2015 and I write and talk about .Net, Git and GitHub, Azure, DevOps, Scrum, Clean Code and PowerShell.

I’m the author of the book Git for Dummies (in German) and I’m writing my next book about DevOps and GitHub. This time in English.

I help teams and organizations adopting DevOps practices and agile management techniques. I also support big projects and solutions to find a scalable and permanent software architecture.

In my spare time I’m a kitesurfer and a Taekwondo blackbelt.



PSM I: Professional Scrum Master I
PSPO I: Professional Scrum Product Owner I
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer – Application Lifecycle Management
PRINCE2® Practitioner
PRINCE2® Foundation
RHCE: Red Hat Ceretified Egnineer
ITIL V3 Foundation
CCA: Citrix Certified Administrator
CCSP: Citrix Certified Sales Professional
70-512 TS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
70-576 Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
MCPD: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer – SharePoint Developer 2010
MCTS SharePoint 2010, Application Development
MCAD: Microsoft Certified Application Developer
MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solution Developer Microsoft .Net
MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development
MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration
MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development

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  1. Hi Mike,

    I’m a content developer in the Microsoft Learning and Readiness team. We’ve recently released a series of DevOps online courses as part of a DevOps credential, https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/, and are planning some updates and changes, was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing some of the content and possibly being involved in some of that content/lab dev work?

    Sure let us know what you think,


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