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

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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:

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All the sessions were recorded and are now available on Channel9.

Tags: #Azure#Docker#AzureContainer#Containers#DataCenterAirlift

TechRefresh session recordings are now online on Channel9

Developer Tech Refresh: Lisboa

On 15 June, Microsoft Portugal gathered around 300 attendees in Lisbon for a TechRefresh meeting – an event to update the community about new the releases and many other updates to the platform.

Our team got invited to lead some sessions supporting four speakers: José António Silva, Pedro Sousa, José Barbosa and Rui Quintino.

All the sessions were recorded and are now available in Channel9 here.

Our sessions

Docker containers – what it means for .NET Developers

was the topic presented by José António Silva (aka. Canoas) and Pedro Sousa. It meant to motivate developers for the new trends regarding micro-services and how those would impact the development, deployment and scalability in this new generation of container-based Operating Systems. The full session recording (with some audio glitches) can be found here:

Docker containers – what it means for .NET Developers
Tags: #docker, #nano, #azure, #powershell

Applications that Learn

by Rui Quintino, gave an interesting view over the cross between Machine Learning techniques and it’s applicability with some application´s aspects the developers would traditionally crafted manually. Full session can be found here:

Applications that LearnTags: #azureml, #machinelearning, #azure

Real Time Insights with Azure Stream Analytics

by Jose Barbosa demonstrated a full scenario of capturing real-time data and all the streaming, filtering and enrichment using the cloud. The scenario also included the integration with the recently launched real-time APIs for PowerBI. The session´s recording can be found here:

Real Time Insights with Azure Stream Analytics

Tags: #streamanalytics, #azure, #powerbi

Parabéns Sogrape, melhor produtora do mundo!

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A Sogrape Vinhos foi considerada a melhor produtora vitivinícola a nível mundial de 2015 pela World Association of Writers and Journalists of Wines and Spirits (WAWWJ). O prestigiado ranking das 100 melhores produtoras mundiais, elaborado pela organização mundial dos críticos e jornalistas especializados, baseia-se em critérios de análise muito rigorosos, nomeadamente a avaliação dos prémios conquistados por cada produtor num conjunto selecionado de concursos internacionais realizados ao longo do ano.

São momentos como este que nos inspiram, e é um orgulho trabalhar com os melhores profissionais e que nos desafiam também fazer sempre mais e melhor. Os nossos parabéns a todos os colaboradores, parceiros e clientes da Sogrape!

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Rui Quintino’s guest Interview on Microsoft Power BI Developer Blog

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Don’t miss the latest news from the official PowerBI Developer Blog. It features a guest interview with Rui Quintino, who talks about the latest DevScope initiatives and research around the new Power BI platform, with special focus on Power BI Developer APIs.

Read the full blog post on the official PowerBI Developer Blog and dont’t forget to install the Send To Power BI Excel App (while it’s FREE).

Unidades de Saúde Familiar com projeto BI na Cloud

As tecnologias de Business Intelligence estão no centro da plataforma agora lançada e que colocam online de forma agregada todos os indicadores de actividade das unidades que prestam cuidados de saúde primários. 

O passado dia 3 de Junho marcou o lançamento oficial do portal BI|USF. Neste portal as cerca de 400 Unidades de Saúde Familiar (USF) partilham experiências e boas práticas, dão a conhecer o seu trabalho e as mais valias do modelo USF. O evento de lançamento decorreu no auditório da Microsoft, com a presença de vários convidados, USFs e responsáveis das ARS.

A par de uma área de consulta pública todas as USFs têm agora ao dispor uma área privada de trabalho, com funcionalidades de partilha, suporte à contratualização, acompanhamento de indicadores/dashboards e processos de melhoria contínua.

As USFs

Com quase 5 milhões de cidadãos inscritos, as 386 Unidades de Saúde Familiar espalhadas pelo país envolvem 7 mil profissionais. São a face mais visível de uma profunda reforma no sistema de prestação de cuidados de saúde primários, que acelerou o passo em 2006 e que se mantém.

O BI das USF quer ajudar a afirmar a identidade do modelo, demonstrar os seus ganhos em termos de saúde, eficiência, criar mecanismos de melhoria continua e promover a transparência.
“Apesar da sua diversidade e dos resultados positivos que apresentam, as pessoas continuam a desconhecer um pouco o que são as USF. Continua a ser difícil passar a imagem do que são, qual o seu contributo e qual foi o seu impacto nos cuidados de saúde”, defende José Luís Biscaia (na foto) em entrevista ao Jornal de Negócios.

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Parcerias operacionalizam ideia

Além do protocolo com a ACSS, o BI das USF nasce tirando partido de parcerias com a indústria, mas também com as ordens dos médicos, enfermeiros e farmacêuticos. A associação a estes parceiros tem em vista a colaboração na identificação ou aferição de novos indicadores que permitam medir ou qualificar a actividade. Já a parceria com três escolas do país (escolas de negócios da UP e da UNL e Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Saúde da UC) têm como principal objectivo criar condições para fomentar a investigação, potenciando o valor da informação existente.

Cloud Computing

A Microsoft é a parceira tecnológica do projecto e para além da plataforma SharePoint 2013 e SQL 2012, este novo portal de dados corre diversos componentes de BI da Microsoft e da DevScope. Adicionalmente a toda a implementação da solução, a DevScope também instalou todo datacenter virtual sobre a plataforma cloud do Microsoft Azure.

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Com grande parte do esforço dedicado ao modelo de dados multi-dimensional e respectivas aplicações de exploração na Web, não seria possível implementar todo o projecto em tão curto espaço de tempo sem a agilidade dos serviços na Cloud do Microsoft Azure.

Site: www.biusf.pt

Promotores: www.usf-an.pt e www.acss.min-saude.pt
Ordens Profissionais: www.ordemdosmedicos.pt, www.ordemenfermeiros.pt e www.ordemfarmaceuticos.pt
Parceiros Académicos: www.pbs.up.pt, www.uc.pt/org/ceisuc, www.novasbe.unl.pt e www.novasbe.pt
Parceiros Institucionais: www.msd-uk.com, www.menarini.com e www.anf.pt

BizTalk Summit 2014 – London

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On March 3rd and 4th, BizTalk Summit event will be back to London even bigger and better! The stage will be shared by 12 Microsoft Integration MVP’s from 10 different countries (UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Norway and India) and 4 Microsoft product group members as key speakers. There are 200 attendees expected from 19 countries and close to 100 companies represented at the event.

DevScope will be present with Sandro Pereira. This year Sandro is teaching BizTalk Mapping Patterns and also doing an introduction to the future cloud-based Windows Azure BizTalk Services Maps.

After many years of integration projects, we have found multiple ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different scenarios, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Options, Implications and Best Practices).

– Which achieves the best performance? Is my message so big that I really need to worry about performance? Do I really need high performance?

– Can I easily maintain this map? It is easy to read and understand? What the estimated effort to change it, debug, finding and fixing problems?

– What are the expertise levels required to create and maintain this map approach? How long will it take to implement?

BizTalk Summit 2014 – London is an event organized by BizTalk360 (Kovai Limited) with co-operation from Microsoft Product Group, Microsoft UK and some Microsoft Integration MVP’s.

Join us here and follow the latest updates in our official facebook page.

Sandro Pereira on Stavanger (Norway)

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Sandro Pereira on Stavanger (Norway)

Last week, Sandro Pereira joined his fellow BizTalk MVPs for another successful Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013. The biggest BizTalk event organized in Scandinavia this year had approximately 70 attendees from Norway, Sweden, Italy, Check Republic and Portugal.

First day had presentations from six Microsoft Integration MVP’s (BizTalk), together with Paolo Salvatori (Principal Program Manager of Windows Azure Customer Advisory). Second day was dedicated to a more interactive hands-on labs, were each speaker had his own room and hourly time slots. Attendees could come in for a focused meeting, discussing their issues, asking questions or sharing their experience with the speakers/moderator.

This year Sandro is focusing on Best Practices and Patterns. After years of integration projects we find many ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different labs, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Best Practice).

This was the sixth BizTalk Innovation Day event (the third this year), and we are proud to be part of one of the most important integration events series occurring in Europe. Interested in a future meeting? Please join us in the next event in Italy (October 16)!