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.

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

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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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Sandro Pereira has been awarded MVP for the fifth time

Rui Barbosa very happy with his fellow BizTalk specialist

Rui Barbosa proud of his BizTalk specialist

For the 5th consecutive time, Sandro Pereira, our senior BizTalk consultant, was awarded Microsoft Integration MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. This is a personal recognition for Sandro, that emphasize his commitment and determination in sharing, and helping the communities, with his expertise and passion for Integration technologies. You can read his announcement in the blog. The road to this award included many contributions that he summarized at: Notes From The Road: 2014 in review.

At DevScope we are proud to have among us this exceptional technical professional and one of the best BizTalk community members, always willing to support and help the communities.

To learn more about Integration check out Sandro Pereira blog and our team’s website at Microsoft Integration area.

SQLSaturday comes to Porto on Oct 18th

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SQLSaturday #341 Porto 2014 – Port-Wine Edition

SQLSaturday#341 Porto is almost here! On Oct 18th this event will be held at ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.  This is the fourth time that the conference takes place in Portugal, and a premiere in Porto.

PASS’s SQLSaturdays are community-driven events for database professionals that join together international speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers and sponsors.

This year alignment brings many International speakers, including Scott Klein (keynote), Ruben Pertusa Lopez, Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver Engels, Denis Reznik, Fabiano Neves Amorim, Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Mark Broadbent, Enrique Catala, Regis Baccaro and many more, check the full agenda here.

Our team at DevScope is already involved in the event and we recommend you reserve your seat as soon as possible too. Some of our coleagues were invited to deliver sessions. Our contributions range from Cloud Services to Server Automation or Mobile Development. There are plenty of opportunities to meet us in our hometown:

  • 10:30 – Build mobile applications with Xamarin Forms by Rui Marinho [Xamarin]
    Xamarin.Forms is a cross platform library that allows you to build native user interfaces for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Windows Phone with C# and XAML.
  • 12:00 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]
    In this session we’ll look at the new integration services in the cloud. From EAI to EDI, using trading partner profiles, schemas, maps and flat-files. And we will discuss the challenges of upgrading/migrating BizTalk Server to the cloud.
  • 14:00 – 10 tips everyone should know about PowerShell (TBA) by José António Silva
  • 15:00 – We will also have a Devscope sponsored session to be lead by our BI team at Hospital S. João. Rui Quintino and his team will be sharing some of their tools and tips and offering some invitations for Azure Machine Learning training at DevScope. Stay tuned!

You can follow the schedule updates here and make sure you get your registration as soon as possible.

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 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.

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)!