Episode 15: Who Are the CSE Within Microsoft?

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020
This week Jack and Ryan are joined again by April Edwards. April works in a division of Microsoft called CSE (Commercial Software Engineering). CSE are a team of Microsoft Ninjas who work with customers on innovative projects.

Show Notes

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Episode 15 is here! Episode 15 was all about demystifying some of the inner workings of some if the sub divisions within Microsoft. Ryan & Jack welcomed our friend and colleague April Edwards from CSE (Commercial Software Engineering) who gave us the low down on what her team does, the kinds of customers they work with and the innovation they bring to typically unique technical challenges.

We hope you enjoy, stay tuned to our LinkedIn and Twitter pages for announcements on some special guests we have lined up in the coming weeks!

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Podcast Music

Andrew Marshall & Jake Marshall


April Edwards

April Edwards

In her own words “April is a senior cloud developer advocate and the DevOps practice lead at Microsoft, specializing in application transformation and DevOps ways of working. Her focus is working on Microsoft Azure to take customers of a journey from legacy technology, to serverless and containers, where code comes first, while enabling them to take full advantage of DevOps. April was previously a cloud consultant and solution architect for various partners in the UK and brings her years of experience in helping customers plan their journey.

In April’s spare time she spends time outdoors hiking, skiing or scuba diving. She is also a triathlete competing in Ironman and Half Ironman triathlons."


Jack Tracey

Jack Tracey

Jack lives in West Sussex, England, United Kingdom just north of Brighton. He is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft in the Customer Architecture and Engineering team.

He can be found maintaining and updating solutions like Enterprise Scale and Azure Landing Zones most of the time. And when not in those worlds, you can find him assisting customers with all things Azure Infrastructure, Security & Governance.

Jack is also a former Microsoft MVP for Azure!

Ryan Littlemore

Ryan Littlemore

Ryan lives in East Sussex, United Kingdom just outside of Eastbourne.

He is a Senior Azure Infrastructure Specialist at Microsoft, currently working in the Media, Telecoms & Professional Services sectors in the UK.