Phil Spokas is the Vice President of Professional Services for IntelliTect. He comes to the company with extensive executive management and leadership experience.  Phil’s accomplishments include strategy, architecture and design of several innovative Software as a Service solutions, development of agile management practices and the original design, architecture and development of the OnTrack Manufacturing Execution System. In addition to Scrum and several other industry certifications, Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Benedictine University. When not assisting clients, Phil enjoys hikes with his family, completing marathons, and exploring the Inland Northwest.

Intellitect is a Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Partner

August 26, 2016 / No Comment

Based on our demonstrated experience and expertise with the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Microsoft has recognized IntelliTect as a Cloud Platform competency partner. This adds to our existing Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competency.  As an Azure Cloud Partner, we can provide additional support to new and existing Azure clients.
We’ve been working with Microsoft and our clients for several years now to provide expert and […]
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“You’re agile, why are you using Project?”

July 30, 2015 / No Comment

Recently, as I was putting together an enterprise scale SharePoint migration plan for a client, a colleague asked “Why are you using Microsoft Project? Why don’t you use a Scrum style Product Backlog instead?”
An excellent question I thought and one I’ve encountered before. For the record, Scrum is my project management framework of choice for complex technical projects. That […]
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Mark Michaelis Presents at January 2015 Spokane SharePoint User Group

December 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Mark Michaelis Presents at January 2015 Spokane SharePoint User Group

Reserve the evening of January 21st, 2015 for the next Spokane and Inland Northwest SharePoint User’s Group.
IntelliTect’s own Mark Michaelis will be presenting the following topic:
A Pragmatic Understanding of SharePoint 2013 Architecture for Business User
In this interactive discussion, Mark Michaelis will clear up all the confusion surrounding the technical details of all that is SharePoint 2013. […]
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Join IntelliTect’s Mark Michaelis as he leads you down the Road to the Cloud!

December 3, 2014 / No Comment

Business leaders face increasing challenges in today’s software market. Let industry peers who have leveraged the benefits of the opportunity in the cloud help you develop a successful business strategy. Register now for this free Road to the Cloud event in Seattle, WA on February, 17, 2015. Navigate to to register.
This event focuses on business strategy and is not a […]
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Join @IntelliTect for the Visual Studio Development in 2014 and Beyond!

October 21, 2014 / No Comment

Register today
When: Wednesday, October 29th, 12:00-5:00 PM
Where: Spokane Valley at the CenterPlace Event Center.
Cost:  $40 per person, lunch will be provided.
This Visual Studio “14” and Beyond learning session includes a host of new tools and enhancements that streamline software development across the application life cycle.  Come preview the latest version of the tool that helps you turn big […]
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IntelliTect’s Mark Michaelis and Michael Stokesbary travel the world to teach SharePoint 2013

January 8, 2013 / No Comment

IntelliTect is proud to announce two of our team members have been chosen to teach at the Office Microsoft DevCamps.  This training series targets developers worldwide on Microsoft based Technologies and Products.  Mark Michaelis, a Microsoft Regional Director, Trainer and MVP, and Michael Stokesbary, a SharePoint Development Architect and Trainer were asked to instruct software engineers around the world on […]
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Team Foundation Server Cloud vs On Premise Deployment

October 10, 2012 / 3 Comments

Updated October 31st, 2012 to reflect the official release of Team Foundation Service.
Microsoft now provides a cloud based version of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) called Team Foundation Service hosted at
This post provides high level analysis and review of the advantages and disadvantages of Team Foundation Service versus deploying Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (VS […]
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