Sandro Pereira is back as MVP


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!

Embed PowerBI visuals into PowerPoint easily


We’ve just released PowerPoint SmartShapes for PowerBI, an office add-in that allows you to integrate Power BI dashboards and reports into Office PowerPoint 2013/2015 presentations.

Now you can embed PowerBI visuals into a PowerPoint presentation, and you can even update/refresh those visuals keeping the shapes formatted. Isn’t that awesome?

And now you can download it and try it for free. Start now and get your hassle free 30 day trial.

Create a presentation and Insert PowerBI Visuals

Create a presentation and insert PowerBI Visuals

Just login into your PowerBI account and select the visuals you want to insert them from your account.

Click the Refresh button and update any visual previously inserted with up to date data

Refresh and update visuals with just one click, keeping its formats

Click the Refresh button and update any previously inserted PowerBI visuals.

Stay tuned for updates over the next following days and feel free to contact us via if you have any questio

Power BI Workshop


Aprenda a utilizar o Microsoft Power BI a partir do zero, abordando as três fases de um projeto em Power BI:

  • Extração e importação dos dados
  • Criação do modelo analítico
  • Design e publicação de Reports e Dashboards

O Microsoft Power BI é uma oferta SaaS (Software as a Service) da Microsoft que permite a qualquer pessoa facilmente criar valor a partir dos seus dados pessoais ou empresariais. Pensado e criado para ajudar as organizações a tirar o máximo partido dos seus dados independentemente da sua localização – on premise ou na cloud.


Com o Power BI as organizações podem fornecer aos seus utilizadores um local centralizado e seguro para consumo de Dashboards e Relatórios. Com um clique, os utilizadores podem explorar os dados usando ferramentas intuitivas que facilitam a análise pretendida, sendo possível aceder a relatórios em qualquer lugar com as aplicações moveis Power BI que se atualizam em tempo real com qualquer alteração da informação.

No final do workshop terá a capacidade de dar vida e interatividade aos seus dados utilizando toda a stack do Microsoft Power BI.

Programa de formação

Dia 1
  • Introdução
  • Introdução PBI Desktop
    • Extração & Transformação de dados
    • Modelação
    • Reporting
  • Publicação p/
    • DataSets + Reports + Dashboards
  • PowerBI + Mobile
  • PowerBI + Excel
Dia 2
  • PBI Desktop Avançado
    • Extração & Transformação avançada
    • Modelação avançada
    • Reporting avançado
  • Colaboração e Partilha
Dia 3
  • Atualização de dados (gateways)
  • Segurança
  • PowerBI + R
  • PowerBI “Hacks”
  • Q&A
  • “Bring your own data”

Custos e outras informações

Custo: 350€ por pessoa (c/ mínimo de 5 pessoas)

Formação sob pedido, nas instalações próprias ou da DevScope.

Centros de formação interessados em oferecer este workshop como um curso público podem contactar-nos para mais informações.

Nota: Os valores não incluem taxas em vigor.

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


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:


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


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.

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:

As inscrições são limitadas, se ainda não recebeu o seu convite, contacte-nos para

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


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