Empowering Hybrid Integration at Channel 9

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Microsoft’s Hybrid Integration Platform, which includes BizTalk Server, Azure Logic Apps, Azure API Management and Azure Service Bus, enables businesses in their digital transformation journey. You can now seamlessly connect applications, data and business processes across on-premises and the cloud using the hybrid integration platform.

During the MVP Global Summit 2016, and taking the opportunity of having most of the Integration MVPs gathered at the event, Microsoft Pro Integration team invited them to create short videos (10 minutes webcasts) at Microsoft Building 20, building that is the home of the “famous” Channel 9 studio, about Hybrid Integration, and our coworker Sandro Pereira was one of them. The result is this 8 minutes video on “Empowering Hybrid Integration” where you will learn how you can create powerful hybrid integration solutions using existing on-premises and cloud based solutions.

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You can watch more sessions regarding Microsoft’s Hybrid Integration Platform on Channel9 here.

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].

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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

Congratulations Rui Quintino, our new Microsoft MVP

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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.

Parabéns Sogrape, melhor produtora do mundo!

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A Sogrape Vinhos foi considerada a melhor produtora vitivinícola a nível mundial de 2015 pela World Association of Writers and Journalists of Wines and Spirits (WAWWJ). O prestigiado ranking das 100 melhores produtoras mundiais, elaborado pela organização mundial dos críticos e jornalistas especializados, baseia-se em critérios de análise muito rigorosos, nomeadamente a avaliação dos prémios conquistados por cada produtor num conjunto selecionado de concursos internacionais realizados ao longo do ano.

São momentos como este que nos inspiram, e é um orgulho trabalhar com os melhores profissionais e que nos desafiam também fazer sempre mais e melhor. Os nossos parabéns a todos os colaboradores, parceiros e clientes da Sogrape!

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BizTalk Summit 2014 – London

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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.

Sandro Pereira has been awarded MVP for the fourth time

Miguel Silva very happy with his fellow BizTalk specialist

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.

DevScope on BizTalk Summit 2013 London

BizTalk Summit 2013 London

BizTalk Summit 2013 London

Nearly 140 attendees, from 16 countries, attended this event last week. This community event was led by 8 Microsoft Integration MVP’s, that did not only the presentations, but also Q&A sessions with 3 members Microsoft’s Product Group. DevScope also participated with two of our Integration Specialists: Sandro Pereira and Rui Machado.

Sandro made a presentation on Windows Azure BizTalk Services (aka. Windows Azure EAI & EDI Labs). Besides the Italy and Norway sessions, this one had some new step-by-step demos on-stage:

  • EAI SQL Demo: This demo intends to show some of the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities in the cloud and how we can connect with on-premise system using LOB Targets and Service Bus Connect.
  • Customer Orders Routing Demo: This demo aims to show how can you apply transformation, Enrich properties in the Bridge (like Property promotion) and Route messages in Windows Azure Service Bus. Messages are treated in different ways – applying different transformations and sending messages to different endpoints such as queues or Line-of- Business targets.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Demo: This demo intends to show how to configure trading partners, agreements and the creation of EDI Bridges to process and exchange EDI messages to your partners.

The feedback has been great and here are some of the quotes from his blog/linkedin:

  • “Thanks you for the really well organized and interesting BizTalk Summit in London yesterday!” – Jasper Thomasson
  • “Thanks for the great session in BizTalk Summit London. And thanks for the nice chat after your session on using Azure Service Bus and explaining the difference between yours and Steef-Jan’s session.” – Ashwin Prabhu
  • “Great session! It is amazing how deep you are in technical terms.” – Sonya Siderova
  • “It was great experience and learning for me. Nino presentation is very special and he connects with audience well.” – Tarun Garg

This was the first event of BizTalk Innovation Event Series this year, and we are proud to be part of the organization team behind the next one. DevScope’s BizTalk Innovation Event will take place in Portugal, Oporto in the week of March, 14. Stay tuned for more announcements soon.