Ativar Portugal Startups


The mindset behind “Ativar Portugal” is to support entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem in Portugal by developing a strong community of innovators, government, venture capitalists and accelerators. And in it’s third edition, this years’ Ativar Portugal event is all about taking the ecosystem to the next level – focused on deep tech.

Ativar Portugal is the biggest Microsoft event in Portugal dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship.

DevScope is happy to have been invited to join this year’s gathering event, represented by José António Silva who will carry out the Deep Tech keynote.
Here you will find disruptive discussion panels, successful case studies, and innovative sessions, all of them focused on deep tech.
If you want to know more about what will happen during the day, check out the agenda and featured speakers here! The morning event sessions are by invitation only but you can watch them on live streaming here.
The goal is to inspire and get inspired by showcasing incredible and the most innovative things that are being done at the moment and how they are changing the world!
See you there!

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.


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

Congratulations Rui Romano, our new Microsoft MVP


We are happy to confirm that in our team, we have a new Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP): Rui Romano, awarded as Data Platform MVP for his contributions to offline and online Microsoft-related technical communities.

We are thrilled to have such outstanding technical professional in our team and we would like to congratulate Rui for this MVP nomination. He will now join 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.

“I’m proud to see Rui receiving this award, he is a brilliant technician and it has been a pleasure to see him grow both at a professional and personal level in these last 11 years that we work together. Thank you for putting such an effort helping others succeed and for being an inspiration for many others in our team. Congratulations Rui.”

Márcia Teixeira, Human Resources Manager at DevScope

Rui requested us to share his acknowledgment here:

“I’m deeply honored and humbled by this award that recognizes my work around Microsoft Data Platform Communities.

Although this award is viewed as a personal achievement it couldn’t be done without the help & backup from my fellow team mates at DevScope especially the BI & Data Analytics Team!

Thank You!”

Rui Romano, Manager & Senior Architect at DevScope

Most Valuable Professional is an annual award given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities. And we have the honor to have currently 3 Microsoft MVPs amongst our team:

Thank you all for their community efforts, showcasing their passions and drive to offer customers most valuable solutions in their business areas.

Open Source experts will be gathering in Lisbon


Just one day left for the Microsoft Open Source Camp, the first event open source development conference held at Microsoft Portugal offices in Lisbon, with more than 25 sessions divided by 5 different session tracks, on topics such as ElasticSearch, Linux, Bots, Docker, Blockchain, React, .NET Core, Kubernetes, Serverless and much more.

Yes, you are reading correctly, it may be difficult for some of you to believe it, but it is a reality. Microsoft embraced Open Source so much that they are one of the largest corporate contributors to open source software on GitHub.

And once again, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Pedro Sousa and Rui Quintino are confirmed as event speakers. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

Octopus Deploy & Docker

In this session, Pedro Sousa will talk about Octopus Deploy as a Continuous Deployment component on your Microsoft and Open Source infrastructure. Explaining the benefits of separating responsibilities between the Build process and the Release process. And the necessary requirements for an implementation of Octopus Server and his Tentacles (Agents), how to compose steps and examples how to integrate with container environments like Docker.

Open source deep-learning with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) & LightGBM

In this session, Rui Quintino will introduce to you the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, a free, easy-to-use, open-source deep-learning framework for neural networks to model, train & use popular neural networks architectures for a large range of machine learning scenarios. You will be able to see how to start with custom image classification & computer vision scenarios using CNTK, running on CPU and GPUs, together with LightGBM (Microsoft open source gradient boosting framework).

If you want to know more information about the event or to register go to Open Source Camp event website.

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.