Sandro Pereira is back as MVP

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Microsoft has been recognizing Sandro Pereira’s work for quite some time and just announced the renewal of his MVP for the 7th consecutive time.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community and Sandro was distinguished by his public contributions in the Integration (BizTalk) and Cloud (Microsoft Azure) space.

DevScope is very proud to have in it’s staff an exceptional professional, that started his journey in 2011 as BizTalk MVP and, since then, has continuously delivered presentations all over Europe about Enterprise Integration competencies (BizTalk Server, API Management, App Services, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, SharePoint Integration, PowerApps and Flow).

Sandro can be reached in his many channels: blog, twitter, book, wiki, foruns, whitepapers and public-speaking events.

Congratulations Sandro!

Docker Swarm Clusters on Azure and Microservices: session recordings are now online on Channel9

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Microsoft Airlift returned on January 27, 2016 to Lisbon (Microsoft PT headquarter – Microsoft Parque das Nações) this time as Datacenter Airlift, were it was presented everything you need to know about Datacenter Microsoft technologies: new datacenter and cloud technologies, new services on Microsoft Azure, new features that you can find in the new Windows Server and System Center versions, among many others things.

The event was composed by 3 tracks of sessions: Cloud, Management and Datacenter, Security and Virtualization given by experts in the field and once again, our team got invited to lead one session. Our speaker this time was: Pedro Sousa [Systems Engineer]

Docker and the World of Containerized Environments

In this session, Pedro sent us on a voyage through a containerized world. From the beginning of what is a container through swarm-clusters of containerized services, explain what are containers, Docker and how you can use them in real world scenarios. The full session recording can be found here:

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All the sessions were recorded and are now available on Channel9.

Tags: #Azure#Docker#AzureContainer#Containers#DataCenterAirlift

Global Azure Bootcamp returns to Portugal on April, 16

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The story about GlobalAzure Bootcamp is quite unique because it’s not just a Microsoft owned event but rather a cluster event with more than one hundred individual and independent community events that occur simultaneously on the same day each year, performing a one-day deep dive class to help thousands of people get up to speed on developing Cloud Computing Applications for Windows Azure. In addition to this great learning opportunity the hands-on labs will feature pooling a huge global compute farm to perform research for charity!

This year on April 16, once again and for the third consecutive year, this event will be held in Portugal and DevScope is proud that once again got invited to lead some sessions. Our two speakers are: Rui Quintino [Data Platform MVP] and Sandro Pereira [Azure MVP].

Azure Embedded Analytics with new Power BI Embedded Preview

In this session Quintino will talk about the new Azure Power BI Embedded Preview – Do you need  advanced analytics and state of art data visualization module for your apps? Seamless app integration including custom security/authentication? Easy to use dashboard authoring tool?  No upfront development costs? You can now leverage the Power of Power BI in your applications with Power BI Embedded Azure offering. In this session we’ll briefly review the amazing Power BI cloud platform, ISV & extensibility opportunities, and drill down on how to configure, use and operate Power BI Embedded.

The “Apps” World: Logic, API & Power

In this session Sandro will address what’s new in Azure App Services? And what is PowerApps? This session will show you new integration features available on Logic Apps and API Apps (for example the new Logic App Designer, Azure Functions and many more). How can we start using these new features that are still in preview, how you can use Azure Logic Apps to automate business processes without using code. And finally an introduction to PowerApps (still in private preview), what are they? And where we can use them?

Go for it and get one of the free seats for Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 – Lisboa! They are limited! The event will take place next April 16 at Microsoft Portugal (Rua do Fogo de Santelmo Lote 2.07.02) between 9.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

See you in Lisbon.

Azure LogicApps and AppInsights: session recordings are now online on Channel9

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On December 2, Microsoft Portugal gathered around 350 attendees in Lisbon for Microsoft WebCamp Lisbon event. The event was designed for everyone who loves the Web and wants to know how to use the new Web platforms, tools and standards to bring awesome creations to life. The event was a huge success and, besides serving all attendees 510 waffles (Cloud waffles of course), it generated 25 new recordings that can be enjoyed online. This year’s event included speakers like Chris Heilmann and Jon Galloway and a total of 1170 minutes of technical content distributed by 3 Tracks (ASP.NET, Web Full Stack, Cloud & Tools).

Once again, our team got invited to lead some sessions. Our two speakers were: José António Silva [RD] and Sandro Pereira [Azure MVP].

Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

In this session, Sandro gave an introduction to the new Azure Integration features: Logic Apps and also a glimpse about API Apps. These are still in preview-mode but he demonstrated how we can start using these new features, and explained how we can use Azure Logic Apps to automate business processes without using code. Other scenarios were discussed, including integrations with other Azure services like EventHubs and Stream Analytics to add Insights and Telemetry through Power BI. The full session recording can be found here:

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All the sessions were recorded and are now available on Channel9.

Tags: #Azure#LogicApps, #StreamAnalytics, #PowerBI#EventHubs

DataZen, PowerBI, Stream Analytics and Azure Data Factory: session recordings are now online on Channel9

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On 21 October, Microsoft Portugal gathered around 300 attendees in Lisbon for a Microsoft Data Platform Airlift – an event designed to show you what you can do with the new generation of Microsoft solutions. These session follow the latest trends and are helping the technical community to master the new platform opportunities. Throughout the day the attendees were able to learn what they can achieve with the new SQL Server, explorer what’s new in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing platform and the potential of the new cloud analytics and BI services supported on Microsoft Azure.

Once again, our team got invited to lead some sessions and to testify at the Keynote. Our three speakers were: José António Silva, José Barbosa and Rui Quintino.

All the sessions were recorded and are now available in Channel9 here.

Our sessions

Keynote

In this opening session, Paulo Mena made an overview of the new features available in the Microsoft Data Platform and demonstrated their potential with live demos and testimonials from real cases of customers. Jose Antonio Silva (DevScope/TVI24Eleições) and Margarida Saragoça (Vieira de Almeida, Advogados) were the guest speakers. The full session recording can be found here:

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Tags: #tvi24, #datazen, #azure, #powerbi

Real Time Analytics with Azure, DataZen, Power BI and Stream Analytics

by Rui Quintino, as usual he gave us one of the best session of the event, offering an interesting overview in how to combine Azure, DataZen, Power BI and Stream Analytics to enable real time analytics. Full session can be found here:

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Tags: #azure, #datazen, #powerbi, #streamanalytics

Data Pipelines with Azure Data Factory

Either your data is on-premises or in the cloud, for sure you want to do something useful with it. In this session Jose Barbosa demonstrated why you just need a pipeline to aggregate, transform or move data to somewhere else.  The session´s recording can be found here:

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Tags: #azure, #datafactory #ssis

Power BI Tiles for SharePoint

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Earlier we published Power BI Tiles app (free add-in) that allows you to ‘pin’ those dashboards into your Office Documents, now is time to bring the same capabilities for your SharePoint pages.

The new Power BI Tiles for SharePoint app allows you to embed Power BI visualizations inside a SharePoint environment with app parts.

With this new Add-In (previous called Office365 App), now you can embed multiple up-to-date dashboards on your SharePoint pages and share it inside your organization or team.

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Download “Power BI Tiles for SharePoint” here.

Learn how to use Power BI Tiles for SharePoint in three simple steps

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Step 1: Access to SharePoint site that you want to add your Power BI tiles and edit the page by clicking the “Edit” button.

  • Note: You must have Contribute permissions on the site

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Step 2: Add your Power BI Tiles App part to the Page

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Step 3: Save the page

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Congratulations the process is completed! You’re now ready to draw your Power BI Dashboards on SharePoint. Enjoy it.

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TechRefresh session recordings are now online on Channel9

Developer Tech Refresh: Lisboa

On 15 June, Microsoft Portugal gathered around 300 attendees in Lisbon for a TechRefresh meeting – an event to update the community about new the releases and many other updates to the platform.

Our team got invited to lead some sessions supporting four speakers: José António Silva, Pedro Sousa, José Barbosa and Rui Quintino.

All the sessions were recorded and are now available in Channel9 here.

Our sessions

Docker containers – what it means for .NET Developers

was the topic presented by José António Silva (aka. Canoas) and Pedro Sousa. It meant to motivate developers for the new trends regarding micro-services and how those would impact the development, deployment and scalability in this new generation of container-based Operating Systems. The full session recording (with some audio glitches) can be found here:

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Tags: #docker, #nano, #azure, #powershell

Applications that Learn

by Rui Quintino, gave an interesting view over the cross between Machine Learning techniques and it’s applicability with some application´s aspects the developers would traditionally crafted manually. Full session can be found here:

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Real Time Insights with Azure Stream Analytics

by Jose Barbosa demonstrated a full scenario of capturing real-time data and all the streaming, filtering and enrichment using the cloud. The scenario also included the integration with the recently launched real-time APIs for PowerBI. The session´s recording can be found here:

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Tags: #streamanalytics, #azure, #powerbi