Laurent Bugnion

Senior Global Azure Advocate


Laurent Bugnion currently works as senior global Azure advocate for Microsoft. He spent almost 10 years with IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in using and deploying Microsoft technologies. He is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. He codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET. In his free time, he writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine and his blog at He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013, and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.