Open Source experts will be gathering in Lisbon

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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.

Have you already tried Power BI Tiles Pro?

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Time is too valuable for screen clipping and low-quality images “copy and paste”. Power BI Tiles Pro has a new desktop version with much cooler features that will allow you to embed your Power BI Visuals in seconds and become more agile and productive. So, stop wasting valuable time and open your favorite Office product (Outlook, Word or PowerPoint), login and navigate thru Power BI directly from Office and embed your, or your team’s dashboard and reports… yes! It is astonishing that so simple!

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What’s Power BI Tiles Pro?

Power BI Tiles Pro is a “pack” composed by two versions of the product:

  • 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).

What’s Power BI Tiles Pro Desktop for Office? How does it work? What’s new?

These Office Add-ins will allow you to embed your, or your team’s Power BI Visuals (dashboards and reports) directly into your Office documents allowing you also to perform effects operations with it, like formatting to appear with shadows or performing, but most important, selectively update/refresh those visuals at any time keeping the shapes with the original format with just one click.

“Quite simply, a MUST-HAVE Power BI add-in”. Jonas Young

“The missing piece for Power BI integration into office. Simply fantastic”. Paul Stevens

“Awesome work. Top add-in. Worked perfectly for me. You guys rock!” Stewart Langley

You can now install Power BI Tiles Pro: Online and Desktop:

  • Download Power BI Tiles Pro Online from the Microsoft Store
    • Note: To install Power BI Tiles Pro Online follow the steps described on the Microsoft Store
  • Download Power BI Tiles Pro Desktop zip package
    • To install Power BI Tiles Pro Desktop, unzip the file downloaded previously from the website and install the executable add-in files (one for each Microsoft product – Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook)
    • Run the setup program and follow the instructions shown on your screen for the installation program.

To activate your license, you just need to register with your Power BI account (on the online or desktop version). To receive the activation keys, go to our store. You will receive an email with your 4-activation key: one to the online solution and three others to use for each module of the desktop solution.

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To activate your licenses:

  • On Power BI Tiles Pro Online: Click on “Store” button, open the “Activate license” tab and insert the online activation key provided
  • On Power BI Tiles Pro Desktop: Open the add-in tab in each Microsoft product, click on “Activate license” and insert the activation key provided for that specific product

Fill free to try the product and check some of the new and improved features of Power BI Tiles Pro:

  • Add Power BI Visuals: Add Power BI visuals (dashboard tiles & reports) into your slide deck, Word document or Outlook message with a powerful Power BI interactivity and experience
    • And we now support Power BI Public Web Reports – *new*

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  • Manual & Automatic Refresh Process: Automate the Refresh process to ensure all images regenerate using the latest data in powerbi.com
    • You can now not only insert but also update or refresh in real-time your Power BI visuals keeping the inserted shapes or visuals with the same applied format. Power BI Tiles Pro will allow you to update the static images with the latest data from Power BI while keeping all formats, resizes, and locations intact.

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  • High Definition Images: Use high definition static images when embedding and apply any kind of styles or formatting

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  • Visuals catalog preview: Preview and select the items to insert while navigating through your Power BI visuals catalog.

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Why is this app so cool?

Now you don’t need to take snapshots of your visualizations and update your documents before an important meeting or presentation. These add-ins will allow you to create dynamic documents with “refreshable” Power BI Visuals, that you can share with other people even if they don’t have the Power BI Tiles Pro installed.

Don’t forget to give it a try and give us your feedback. Download Power BI Tiles Pro.

TEDxOporto 2017 – Verdade ou Consequência

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Não é nenhuma mentira,  dia 1 de Abril , chega a oitava edição do TEDxOporto,  sobre o tema  “Verdade ou Consequência”.  A DevScope de forma entusiasta vem uma vez mais colaborar e apoiar um dos  movimentos mais estimulantes da nossa cidade.

Nesta edição poderemos assistir a quinze oradores com novas ideias, intercalados com inúmeras performances. E mais de mil pessoas com milhares e milhares de ideias e epifanias!

Hoje, das 13h00 às 13h30 temos o checkin móvel no nosso escritório.

Junte-se a nós amanhã na Casa da Música,  para um dia que nos deixará sem dúvida muitas “consequências”.

 

 

CRMarketing presented at eXtreme365 Lisbon

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Last week’s Extreme365 Lisbon was an amazing adventure for DevScope.

Extreme365 is the annual gathering of the Dynamics 365 community – Microsoft leaders, VIPs, Partners, IT staff and customers who work closely together to explore continuing advancement in the Dynamics 365 use and understanding.

For the first time, DevScope attended the event as Sponsors and showcased proudly all its products and integrations with Dynamics365, with a special focus on CRMarketing, our digital marketing automation tool.

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Our solution makes communication simpler, faster and more effective by integrating CRM contacts, leads and product information directly into your campaigns. With CRMarketing, it is possible to create personalized emails and SMS messages that increase engagement with the public using an advanced marketing automation tool while monitoring, comparing and sharing results of your marketing campaigns, never missing a single thread.

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For more information on CRMarketing, go to our official webpage (www.crmarketing.pt) or contact us at crmarketing@devscope.net.

Join us at DevOps Porto #3rd meetup

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On March 23, 2017, we invite you to join our Pedro Sousa on the #3rd meetup about DevOps that, this time, will also be held at DevScope.

DevOps Porto is a community for everyone interested in reducing the pain of software delivery and in building “bridges” between development and operations, where you can discuss all DevOps related topics from the cultural perspective, such as communication and collaboration, and from the technical perspective, such as source control, continuous integration and continuous delivery.

On this the #3rd meetup about DevOps, Pedro Sousa will share a talk on “Azure Container Services”. He will do a brief overview of Azure’s current offerings for Container deployment and orchestration but also where and how you can start to explore the environments and build a simple DevTest Lab.

To register for the meetup and more information about the schedule, go to DevOps Porto #3: Containers @ Azure.

See you on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

CRM experts are gathering in Lisbon

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eXtreme365 is the annual gathering of the Dynamics 365 community – Microsoft leaders, VIPs, Partners, IT staff and now customers, who work closely together to explore continuing advancement in the Dynamics 365 use and for the first time will be held in Lisbon from March 13th to 17th.

DevScope will sponsor eXtreme365 Lisbon where we hope to strengthen relationships with our partners and customers by gaining real-world knowledge and diving deep into current and future technologies.

The eXtreme365 Lisbon agenda is already posted at the website with more than 100 sessions designed to help partners and customers grow their Dynamics 365 use and knowledge. The event will be broken into the following streams:

  • eXtreme365 For Partners agenda (13-15 March) addressing Sales and Marketing, Microsoft Partner Programs, Technical Sessions, Integrated Solutions, Financial and ISV showcases.
  • eXtreme365 for Customers (16-17 March), where you’ll find Dynamics 365 showcases, AX product showcases and ISV solutions. It’s a great mix for a customer working with their Microsoft Partner, to chart their company’s unique path forward on the Dynamics 365 road.

For complete event information please go to www.extremecrm.com.

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!