SmartDocumentor highlighted on the MSDN Blog Logic App Team


We are proud to announce that our article about Processing Feedback Evaluations (paper) with SmartDocumentor (OCR), Logic Apps, Azure Functions & Power BI written by our own Sandro Pereira was published by the influent blog: from the MSDN Blog Logic Apps Team. See the article here:

In this article Sandro explain how he was able to use SmartDocumentor (OCR) and easily extend it using Microsoft cloud serverless technologies like: Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions and Power BI, to process Events Feedback Evaluations forms that he recently organized to be able, in real time, to produce interactive dashboards on Power BI, in other words, how he was able to easily converted paper into data in order to generate additional value and gain insights over it.

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Free Power BI Tiles Pro NFR license for Microsoft MVPs



Congratulations to this year’s MVPs who have recently received their new designations!

And to recognize your valuable work in local and worldwide communities, DevScope is very pleased to provide a free Power BI Tiles Pro not-for-resale (NFR) license (for 1 year) to all Microsoft Most Value Professional (MVP).

This NFR license will give you unlimited access to:

  • Power BI Tiles Pro Desktop for Office: These are Office Add-ins that allows you to embed your, or your team’s Power BI Visuals into your PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Outlook Messages quickly and directly without leaving office in seconds.
  • Power BI Tiles Online: This is an online version of Power BI Tiles that will allow you to embed Power BI visualizations into office documents (Access Online, Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (or higher), Excel Online, PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (or higher), PowerPoint Online).

To access this offer, you only have to submit this form. We will review your information and contact you to set up your account.

If you have any questions regarding Power BI Tiles Pro or this offer, just send us an email to

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Power BI Tiles has a new desktop version with much cooler features


We just released a new version of Power BI Tiles Pro  with some amazing new features:

  • Report Filters Now you can create variations of your PBI Reports by applying filters directly to the data. In all reports, the filters tab will be displayed by default.


  • Microsoft PBI SDK update Microsoft released updates to its SDK and we are now using the latest versions. Enhanced functionalities enabled us to support filtering APIs.
  • Better and faster rendering We improved the rendering mechanisms and we are now experiencing much faster (+30%) refresh cycles.
  • Bug Fixing and overall improvements We fixed all reported bugs and refactored code to make it more stable and robust.

To enjoy all these newest additions, make sure you update your version of Power BI Tiles Pro or, if you are not a Power BI Tiles Pro user, do not miss the chance to install it.

Stop wasting time taking snapshots from your dashboards

Now you can:

  • Add Power BI visuals (dashboard tiles & reports) into your slide deck, Word document or Outlook message using high definition static images.
  • Maintain cropping or formatting, even while refreshing the underlining dashboards.
  • Navigate and preview your Power BI catalog without leaving your documents.
  • Automate the refresh process to ensure all images regenerate using the latest data in

For more information about our online and desktop version, please visit our website:

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.

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