Sector público reúne no Porto


A Microsoft está sempre em movimento para desenvolver as tecnologias mais inovadoras e para ficar mais próxima das necessidades das comunidades locais.

Desta vez irá estar no Porto para apresentar as últimas inovações direccionadas para o sector público e focadas no desenvolvimento da região e das cidades.

Mais uma vez a DevScope foi convidada para partilhar da sua experiência e casos de sucesso. Rui Quintino [Data Plataform MVP] e Manuela Álvares (Domus Social Porto) estarão a representar as respectivas perspectivas num dos mais pioneiros projectos de Azure (cloud) e PowerBI.

O evento irá ocorrer no próximo dia 16 de Março na Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett no Porto entre as 9h15 e as 13h00.

Confira a agenda abaixo:

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Congratulations Rui Quintino, our new Microsoft MVP


It is with great pleasure that we announce another Microsoft Most Valuable Professional recognized in our team: Rui Quintino, awarded as Data Platform MVP.

The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline and online Microsoft-related technical communities. These technical communities foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge, thereby creating a reliable source of independent, real-world expertise that benefits everyone. The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders worldwide who actively share their knowledge with other technical community members.

Rui requested us to share is acknowledgment here:

I feel deeply honored with this award, and want to thank my DevScope coworkers & team mates for all the support, dedication, deep expertize & truly amazing team work. Above all, thank you for teaching me so much through these years & being an inspiration every single day on making the world a better place through the use of data and Microsoft Data Platform.

Rui Quintino, Manager & Senior Architect, DevScope S.A.

It takes two, or more…

According to Scott Guthrie, MVP’s are community leaders and they have been an essential part of Microsoft and Microsoft culture for many years. – and we are pleased to have now three on our team.

This way, we also like to congratulate Sandro Pereira for his sixth renewal in the MVP program, initially as BizTalk, but recently as an Azure MVP.

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


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


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:


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:


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:


Tags: #azure, #datafactory #ssis

Power BI Tiles for SharePoint


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.


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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Power BI Tiles


Power BI Tiles allows you to ‘pin’ those dashboards into your Office Documents.

With this free Add-In (previous called Office365 App), now you can embed up-to-date visualizations into PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.

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Here is a detailed step-by-step blog post explaining how to use the the new Add-in: Integrating Power BI Tiles into Office documents

But what exactly is a Tile?

A tile is a snapshot of your data, pinned to the dashboard. A tile can be created from a report, from a dataset, from another dashboard, or from the Q&A box. (source: Dashboard tiles in Power BI)


Why this app is so cool?

Now you don’t need to take snapshots of your visualizations and update your documents before a meeting or presentation. This add-in will allow you to create dynamic documents with “refreshable” PowerBI tiles, that you can share with other people even if they don’t have the “PowerBI Tiles” application installed.

Some buzz from the community:


Don’t forget to give it a try: Download Power BI Tiles

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:

Docker containers – what it means for .NET Developers
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:

Applications that LearnTags: #azureml, #machinelearning, #azure

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:

Real Time Insights with Azure Stream Analytics

Tags: #streamanalytics, #azure, #powerbi

DevScope BI project presented in “Porto. Domus Social” event


The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, will speak at a symposium about “Business Intelligence in Municipal Public Housing Management” alongside Manuel Pizarro, the Housing and Social Work Councillor, Nuno Oliveira and Rui Quintino. This event is part of the “Porto’s Neighbourhoods – Memories/Time for the Future” program, an exhibition about the unique heritage of the city of Porto. We are proud to be part of the project team as we were responsible for the implementation of a PowerBI solution. This platform is enabling DomusSocial to analyze, correlate and visualize information regarding the characterization of property and civil community facilities inside the city of Porto city, as well as to provide a socio-economic overview of the city’s neighbourhoods.


This event will take place at the Antigo Matadouro Municipal do Porto, in São Roque da Lameira, on the 3rd September, 2015. Consult the full programme here.