DevScope attends SQL Bits Event

DevScope Business Intelligence Specialist, Rui Romano, will be attending the SQL Bits “Business Intelligence & SQL Server Event” at South Wales. The event gathers some of the most influent speakers & authors working in the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform, like Donald Farmer, Chris Web, Andrew Fryer, Jamie Thomson and many others.

The agenda will go deep dive on the incoming SQL 2008 R2 release, and  Microsoft “Self-Service” BI platform, code named Gemini (now officially PowerPivot).

Some key areas we’ll be paying special attention include: self-service business intelligence platform, understanding technology roadmap, extensibility  & customization opportunities and  business scenarios based on our own customers feedback .  And there will certainly be plenty of time left to exchange tips & perspectives and improve our contacts network.

Have a nice trip Rui!

Storage in the cloud

Scaling the storage typically implies a lot of architecture decisions to stay away from transactional constrains of relational databases. In this brave new world of could services, these decisions are not optional anymore. The good news is that, once we start developing for the new storage engines, we may get contaminated and end up wearing a nosql t-shirt.
In this session, José António Silva showed why tables, queues, key-values and other patterns will help us use scalable distributed persistence stores like Microsoft’s Azure Storage and Azure SQL.

An older webcast was recorded by Microsoft and can be found here http://canoas.com/blog/2009/05/18/Webcast+On+Cloud+Database+Options.aspx

Cloud Computing’s Workshop

In the next April 22 is going to take place a workshop on Cloud Computing: Design, Development and Provision of Services.

This event was organized by Microsoft in partnership with ISCTE (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa) and Addeti. DevScope will be sharing some early experience in Cloud development using Azure and other .NET Services, being represented by José António Silva, R&D Director.

Hosting Days

Microsoft joined together both the Hosting & ISV communities in at the Oporto’s Sheraton Hotel & SPA. During the event, Microsoft shared their strategy & offerings for Service Providers, and gave some ideas how the ISVs (Independent Vendors Software) could also leverage these datacenter to transform their software for the new Business Models. Of course the DevScope team was there, and also shared the stage to present two topics by Ricardo Santos and José António Silva.

Ricardo presented several architecture best practices how to implement SaaS (Software as a Service), and finished explaining the steps necessary adapt a software offering for fully automated and fast deployment using HMC 4.5 (Hosted Messaging and Collaboration).

At the end of the event, Microsoft’s Architect Advisor Luis Alves Martins hosted an animated panel with several invited guests, and Jose Antonio Silva shared some insights together with Pedro Gouveia (Interhost), Bernando Antunes (Microfil) and Nuno Rodrigues (ClaraNet).

Ricardo Santos presentation is available for download from: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/0/690FEF25-CB6B-4053-8E9D-89E8B0B4CB11/FY09_Devscope_10.pdf

José António Silva attends to PDC 2008 (Professional Developers Conference)

From 26 to 30 October 2008, was held in Los Angeles the PDC 2008 (Professional Developers Conference) a technical event conducted by Microsoft for leading-edge developers and software architects. DevScope was represented in this event by the presence of José António Silva, DevScope R & D Director. The PDC  2008 had as main objective to understand the future of the Microsoft platform and exchange ideas among professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

From 26 to 30 October 2008, was held in Los Angeles the PDC 2008 (Professional Developers Conference) a technical event conducted by Microsoft for leading-edge developers and software architects. DevScope was represented in this event by the presence of José António Silva, DevScope R & D Director. The PDC  2008 had as main objective to understand the future of the Microsoft platform and exchange ideas among professionals.