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.


10ª Reunião Presencial da Comunidade NetPonto no Porto


No próximo dia 2 de abril, a DevScope receberá pela primeira vez nos seus escritórios, a Reunião Presencial da Comunidade NetPonto no Porto. Esta será a sua 10ª reunião e contará com a seguinte agenda:

Minificar scripts, otimizar imagens, bundling de CSS e verificação de erros no JavaScript. Estas são apenas algumas das preocupações mais comuns com que nos deparamos ao desenvolver aplicações web.

O mundo do desenvolvimento front-end está a avançar a uma grande velocidade e com isto surgem novas formas de gerir os projetos. O Gulp é uma framework multi-plataforma que permite automatizar tarefas repetitivas e a Microsoft apercebeu-se da sua potencialidade e extensibilidade, tendo-o tornado parte do mais recente ASP.NET Core 1.0.

Nesta sessão vamos falar sobre como o ASP.NET Core 1.0 utiliza o Gulp, integrando-o com NPM e Bower para organizar projetos web e permitir que o nosso esforço seja menor no processo de organização do projeto e mais focado no desenvolvimento.

  • 11:00: Coffee Break
  • 11:30: PowerShell DSCRui Melo [MSFT]

Automatizar tarefas repetitivas relativas a plataformas e aplicações aumenta radicalmente a previsibilidade dos processos, diminuindo o esforço da equipa em áreas que pouco trazem ao negócio a não ser as típicas dores de cabeça. A utilização de scripts de diversos sabores foi desde há muito a solução encontrada. Esta sessão, foca-se num subset de PowerShell o DSC (Desired State Configuration) que, por estar presente de base a partir do Windows Server 2008 SP2, é uma excelente solução para automatizar a instanciação, configuração e instalação de plataformas ou aplicações. Welcome to the deployment world!

  • 12:30: Painel de Discussão e Sorteio de Prémios

No final da reunião, todos os participantes serão convidados a participar num almoço com uma atmosfera mais informal, de forma a prolongar o convívio da comunidade promovendo a partilha de experiências (o almoço terá lugar num restaurante próximo do local do evento e a participação será opcional).

O evento irá decorrer no próximo dia 2 de abril aqui nas instalações da DevScope (Rua Passos Manuel, 223 – 3º Andar – 4000-385, Porto). As inscrições não têm custo mas são limitadas pelo que é obrigatório que efetue aqui o seu registo:

Da nossa parte esperemos que o evento seja um sucesso e que se repita periodicamente no futuro.

Congratulations João Sousa, our new Microsoft MVP


It is with great pleasure to announce that we have a new Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) among our team. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their knowledge, real world expertise, and will to help others.

“MVP have been an essential part of Microsoft and Microsoft culture for many years. They are more than fans; they are educators, advocates and above all, they are community leaders.”

Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group

The road to João’s recognition included:

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  • Code Gallery: Check all João’s contributions here


  • TechNet Gallery: Check all his contributions here


It takes two, or more…

This will be his first year in the MVP program and we are thrilled to have two colleagues active on the program now.

“DevScope congratulates João Sousa for his new achievement as .NET MVP. All his extensive contribution to the .NET Developers Community is impressive and reflects our culture and our beliefs: that no one is limited by the size of our town or country when our potential market is Global.
We thrive to balance a quality lifestyle, to living and grow a family, while we work with people everyday sitting thousands of kilometers away. Thank you João for putting such an effort helping others succeed and for being an inspiration for many others in our team. Congratulations João”

Márcia Teixeira, HR Manager

“As developers, and problem solvers, we depend extensively from peers. Not only publicly through google, stackoverflow, technet, msdn, but also by the network of colleagues we can reach and discuss about any issue. Our life would be immensely harder if no one published about that bug, workaround or link we need every day.  Our team reflects that sharing spirit and I’m proud our people is discovering that all those seeds we plant are giving back at us good things too. Thank you João for believing.”

José António Silva, R&D Director

João requested us to share is acknowledgment here too:

“I want to thank all my coworkers at DevScope for their amazing support. Special thanks to Sandro Pereira for being such tireless mentor, helping me with countless tips to get this award.”

João Sousa, Senior Software Engineer, DevScope S.A.

ITEuropa’s best “Big Data Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year”


We are very honored to announce DevScope won of the categories in 2014’s ITEuropa Awards.

ITEuropa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2014 recognises best practices in customer solutions by Systems Integrators, solution VARs and ISVs across europe. The event also recognises service excellence from the vendor and distributor community. The Gala awards dinner took place at the Lancaster London hotel on the 26th March 2014.

Here is a short description of the project that won best “Big Data Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year”:

One of the main Challenges in this project is that in Portuguese Hospitals patient data is typically spread across dozens of heterogeneous information Systems like the electronic health record, lab, imaging, and pharmacy systems, a clear obstacle to these organizations who are desperate to take advantage of all the information stored in order to create value and improve the present reality.

DevScope has addressed this issue by developing a powerful data integration and analysis platform, capable of achieving a consolidated and immediate view of all the relevant clinical and business information electronically stored every minute.

This platform also allows its users to do clinical and epidemiological studies, quickly realizing the treatment therapies being applied and the lab tests performed, which disorders and symptoms are present, patient’s geography, who is treating the patients, the clinical picture when the patients entered the hospital and what prognosis was given to them on the exit, in seconds.

Based on the analysis of historical data classified by this platform in relation to patient at risk of clinical deterioration, the Hospital is now able to automatically anticipate 30% of ICU admissions and 50% of non-ICU inpatient deaths in the 7 days before the event.

Timely action upon those patients can prevent death and potentially save over S2.7m/year.

The other finalists were RoambiAP2S Openfield and Exceedra.

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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.

SQL Saturday em Lisboa

SQL Saturday 2013

Decorre já amanhã, em Lisboa, o evento SQL Saturday . A entrada é *livre* e conta com o apoio da DevScope. O Rui Quintino inicia um dos 5 tracks de sessões logo pelas 9h com a sessão: Faster than the speed of light”… with #MSBI . Pode consultar a agenda detalhada do SqlSaturday #188 Portugal aqui. Já estão inscritos mais de 340 participantes! Siga no twitter com a hashtag #sqlsatportugal.

XXXII Encontro da Comunidade SQLPort

Realiza-se no dia 2 de Março de 2013 (Sábado), o XXXII Encontro da comunidade SQLPort, que tem como objectivo a partilha de experiências e conhecimento entre os profissionais e entusiastas de SQL Server em Portugal. O evento vai ser realizado no PORTO, no auditório da Rumos Portugal, pelas 10:00, sendo a entrada livre para todos os inscritos.

10:00 – 10:30 Abertura e recepção. (dar tempo caso comboio ou taxi atrase)
10:30 – 10:45 Apresentação de Comunidade
10:45 – 11:45 “”Data Driven” Business Intelligence” – Rui Quintino (Senior Architect – Devscope) 
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee-break
12:00 – 13:00 “SQL Server Internal Storage” – Bruno Basto (Consultor Senior – Rumos)
13:00 – 13:10 Sorteio de Prémios e Fecho

A inscrição é livre e gratuita e pode ser feita aqui.