5th European RE/MAX Convention in Vienna

DevScope attended the 5th European Convention of RE/MAX Europe. The event took place in Vienna, between the 18th and 20th of September 2013.

RE/MAX Europe provides regular events for networking with peers from all over the world. These include business meetings for regional staff, Brokers and Sales Associates, training events and Conventions. This ensures the kind of dynamic energy that is generated by joint success.

We had an excellent opportunity to get inspired with the sessions, networking with folks from all over the region, and of course, having fun too. We would like to thank the organizers for the hospitality and congratulate the team for this excellent organization.

Storage in the cloud

Scaling the storage typically implies a lot of architecture decisions to stay away from transactional constrains of relational databases. In this brave new world of could services, these decisions are not optional anymore. The good news is that, once we start developing for the new storage engines, we may get contaminated and end up wearing a nosql t-shirt.
In this session, José António Silva showed why tables, queues, key-values and other patterns will help us use scalable distributed persistence stores like Microsoft’s Azure Storage and Azure SQL.

An older webcast was recorded by Microsoft and can be found here http://canoas.com/blog/2009/05/18/Webcast+On+Cloud+Database+Options.aspx

DevScope attended the Annual Convention of Remax

DevScope attended the Annual Convention of Remax held in Islantilla, Spain, on May 11 and 12.

During this annual event, which was attended by nearly 1500 stakeholders of the Remax Portugal, DevScope was distinguished ,through Rui Barbosa, owner & founder of DevScope, and Luís Barbosa, Software Developer, as Official Partner of Remax for the results achieved in the development of Remax IT & IS Strategy.

According to Rui Barbosa “is very gratifying for us to understand, through direct feed-back of this huge community, that the results of our solutions, allows Remax to reinforce its position of leadership in the real estate market”

Cloud Computing’s Workshop

In the next April 22 is going to take place a workshop on Cloud Computing: Design, Development and Provision of Services.

This event was organized by Microsoft in partnership with ISCTE (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa) and Addeti. DevScope will be sharing some early experience in Cloud development using Azure and other .NET Services, being represented by José António Silva, R&D Director.

Hosting Days

Microsoft joined together both the Hosting & ISV communities in at the Oporto’s Sheraton Hotel & SPA. During the event, Microsoft shared their strategy & offerings for Service Providers, and gave some ideas how the ISVs (Independent Vendors Software) could also leverage these datacenter to transform their software for the new Business Models. Of course the DevScope team was there, and also shared the stage to present two topics by Ricardo Santos and José António Silva.

Ricardo presented several architecture best practices how to implement SaaS (Software as a Service), and finished explaining the steps necessary adapt a software offering for fully automated and fast deployment using HMC 4.5 (Hosted Messaging and Collaboration).

At the end of the event, Microsoft’s Architect Advisor Luis Alves Martins hosted an animated panel with several invited guests, and Jose Antonio Silva shared some insights together with Pedro Gouveia (Interhost), Bernando Antunes (Microfil) and Nuno Rodrigues (ClaraNet).

Ricardo Santos presentation is available for download from: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/0/690FEF25-CB6B-4053-8E9D-89E8B0B4CB11/FY09_Devscope_10.pdf