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.
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:
All the sessions were recorded and are now available on Channel9.
Tags: #Azure, #LogicApps, #StreamAnalytics, #PowerBI, #EventHubs
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.
SQLSaturday #341 Porto 2014 – Port-Wine Edition
SQLSaturday#341 Porto is almost here! On Oct 18th this event will be held at ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. This is the fourth time that the conference takes place in Portugal, and a premiere in Porto.
PASS’s SQLSaturdays are community-driven events for database professionals that join together international speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers and sponsors.
This year alignment brings many International speakers, including Scott Klein (keynote), Ruben Pertusa Lopez, Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver Engels, Denis Reznik, Fabiano Neves Amorim, Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Mark Broadbent, Enrique Catala, Regis Baccaro and many more, check the full agenda here.
Our team at DevScope is already involved in the event and we recommend you reserve your seat as soon as possible too. Some of our coleagues were invited to deliver sessions. Our contributions range from Cloud Services to Server Automation or Mobile Development. There are plenty of opportunities to meet us in our hometown:
10:30 – Build mobile applications with Xamarin Forms
by Rui Marinho [Xamarin]
Xamarin.Forms is a cross platform library that allows you to build native user interfaces for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Windows Phone with C# and XAML.
- 12:00 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]
In this session we’ll look at the new integration services in the cloud. From EAI to EDI, using trading partner profiles, schemas, maps and flat-files. And we will discuss the challenges of upgrading/migrating BizTalk Server to the cloud.
- 14:00 – 10 tips everyone should know about PowerShell (TBA) by José António Silva
- 15:00 – We will also have a Devscope sponsored session to be lead by our BI team at Hospital S. João. Rui Quintino and his team will be sharing some of their tools and tips and offering some invitations for Azure Machine Learning training at DevScope. Stay tuned!
You can follow the schedule updates here and make sure you get your registration as soon as possible.
On March 3rd and 4th, BizTalk Summit event will be back to London even bigger and better! The stage will be shared by 12 Microsoft Integration MVP’s from 10 different countries (UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Norway and India) and 4 Microsoft product group members as key speakers. There are 200 attendees expected from 19 countries and close to 100 companies represented at the event.
DevScope will be present with Sandro Pereira. This year Sandro is teaching BizTalk Mapping Patterns and also doing an introduction to the future cloud-based Windows Azure BizTalk Services Maps.
After many years of integration projects, we have found multiple ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different scenarios, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Options, Implications and Best Practices).
– Which achieves the best performance? Is my message so big that I really need to worry about performance? Do I really need high performance?
– Can I easily maintain this map? It is easy to read and understand? What the estimated effort to change it, debug, finding and fixing problems?
– What are the expertise levels required to create and maintain this map approach? How long will it take to implement?
BizTalk Summit 2014 – London is an event organized by BizTalk360 (Kovai Limited) with co-operation from Microsoft Product Group, Microsoft UK and some Microsoft Integration MVP’s.
Join us here and follow the latest updates in our official facebook page.
Miguel Silva very happy with his fellow BizTalk specialist
Sandro Pereira has been awarded again Microsoft Integration Most Valuable Professional (MVP). This will be his fourth consecutive year in the MVP program.
“With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 70 Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Sandro as one of them.
… Sandro joins an exceptional group of individuals from around the world who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of technology.”
Rich Kaplan, Corporate Vice President, Customer and Partner Advocacy, Microsoft Corporation
Besides being an exceptional technical professional, he is also one of the most active BizTalk community members, writing regularly in his blog, and a moderator on the MSDN BizTalk Server Forums, author on the TechNet Wiki, Code Gallery and CodePlex. Contributes to several communities, including BizTalk Brazil Community, NetPonto Community, BiztalkAdminsBlogging Community, Programar Magazine. For a full report he even writes is own post every year: Sandro Pereira 2013 in review.
Sandro requested us to share is acknowledgment here too:
“I want to thank all my coworkers at DevScope for their amazing support, they are an exceptional team of professionals that in many ways help me, and inspire me, to continue to be part of the MVP Program. I wish others would be as lucky as I have been to be recognized this way.”
Sandro Pereira, EAI Specialist, DevScope S.A.
Sandro Pereira on Stavanger (Norway)
Last week, Sandro Pereira joined his fellow BizTalk MVPs for another successful Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013. The biggest BizTalk event organized in Scandinavia this year had approximately 70 attendees from Norway, Sweden, Italy, Check Republic and Portugal.
First day had presentations from six Microsoft Integration MVP’s (BizTalk), together with Paolo Salvatori (Principal Program Manager of Windows Azure Customer Advisory). Second day was dedicated to a more interactive hands-on labs, were each speaker had his own room and hourly time slots. Attendees could come in for a focused meeting, discussing their issues, asking questions or sharing their experience with the speakers/moderator.
This year Sandro is focusing on Best Practices and Patterns. After years of integration projects we find many ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different labs, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Best Practice).
This was the sixth BizTalk Innovation Day event (the third this year), and we are proud to be part of one of the most important integration events series occurring in Europe. Interested in a future meeting? Please join us in the next event in Italy (October 16)!