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!

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

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.

Rui Romano in Paris (Sep 5th, 2015)

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SQLSaturday Paris 2015 (or SQL Saturday #420) will be held September 5th 2015 in the neighborhood of Montparnasse in the center of Paris. This is an international conference held by the French SQL Server Community dedicated to SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This edition will have the collaboration of Rui Romano, with a session about “Power BI for Developers“:

Are you a developer? Want to learn what PowerBI has for you? Then come to my session where you will learn how to enhance your applications with PowerBI experiences…

This event has more than 25 speakers from 9 different nationalities, that offer you more than 20 sessions on SQL Server and its ecosystem.

Entries are limited, there is no registration fee but attendees are required to reserve a place here. Check the full agenda of the event program.

Can’t make it to Paris this year? You can always join us to the next SQLSaturday #429 Oporto 2015 on October 3th, 2015.

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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SQLSaturday comes to Porto on Oct 18th

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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.