TUGA IT 2017 is almost here, don’t miss it!

TUGA IT 2017 is almost here, don’t miss it!

After the success of last year, Tuga IT 2017 is one week away from returning to Lisbon! From May 18th until the 20th, a variety of world class speakers (local and international) that will present a huge variety of “fresh” and “hot” topics about Microsoft Data Platform, SharePoint, Office 365, Enterprise Integration, Agile Methodologies, Open Source Technologies, Azure and much more. And this is only possible thank to the collaboration of all of the 9 communities taking part in Tuga IT 2017 event organizers or track owners.

Once again, I was invited to lead the Integration track and yes, we will once again have again a dedicated Enterprise Integration track! The integration track on Saturday the 20th will be packed with amazing sessions by Azure MVP’s Nino Crudele, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Eldert Grootenboer, Tomasso Groenendijk, myself and Ricardo Torre.

Enterprise Integration Track Agenda

8:30 Registration

9:00 How to face the integration challenges using the open source by Nino Crudele [Azure MVP]

“The open source space offers a lot of different options and opportunities in order to face the endless challenges that we normally need to face in the integration of technologies.

During this session, we will explore all the best open source options to cover the most advanced and complex requirements.

We will explore new options to extend the actual technologies and how to use the open source in conjunction with technology stacks like, pure .Net Framework, BizTalk Server and Microsoft Azure to solve complex integration scenarios.

During the session, we will also examine the best options available in the market and in the open source space.”

10:10 Coffe break

10:30 The speaker nightmare: Eval Forms & OCR & Logic Apps & Power BI by Sandro Pereira [Azure MVP]

“An evaluation form is something that a speaker love and hates, especially, if the results are processed in real-time and public available. If the result was excellent, then it is extremely rewarding, other times, it may “”hurt”” the speaker who has made himself available to share his knowledge and has been evaluated negatively. Sometimes the attendees are unfair in their evaluations, like, to basic in a 100-level session (these types of sessions are supposed to be basic or introductory) or sometimes the speaker had a bad day (it happens with everyone).

I speak from personal experience, is these last 6 years that I have been doing speaking at community events, in Portugal and abroad, I already been evaluated in all ways: badly, reasonable, good and excellent, sometimes I saw in, the same sessions, attendees with different profiles evaluate me badly and excellent. The key point for the speaker is:

  • All feedback is good, either negative or positive, he can learn to improve itself, if that’s the case, or that I specific topic is not good for a certain audience
  • He only needs to give his best! We cannot please everyone, and the goal is to fill happy with yourself and your performance.

I love evaluation forms and I love for them to be public available, even better if they are public available during the event. Because, at least, it will give during the event a good topic of conversation for people that do not know each other and it will keep the conversation flowing (naturally), people normally are affray or shy to start a conversation between unfamiliar persons, this is a good ice break.

In this session, I will show and explain a real live demo on how we can easily build a robust solution for process evaluation forms, using an OCR software and easily integrate them with Power BI to present the results in an interactive and beautiful way. But most important: How you can educate your enterprise Developers and IT pros users to easily extend capabilities for power users, who understand their business challenges the best and allowing them to use their familiar tools like OCR software to process Evaluation forms and quickly build and deliver Power BI solutions to build Interactive Data dashboards. And at the same time integrate these tools, platforms or systems and a very quick and robust way using integrate feature on Azure, like, Logic Apps, API Apps and Azure Functions. How to start from a simple solution and evolve them enabling new functionalities.”

11:50 Cloud Integration: so many options! by Steef-Jan Wiggers [Azure MVP]

Traditional integration has changed with the rise and evolution of cloud computing. And connectivity between systems on premise will evolve to connections with services and solutions in the cloud. Data is everywhere, applications are everywhere and people are everywhere with their devices always connected. In this world integration is key. Azure offers us various ways to implement integration solutions to provide connectivity to the business to their data. This talk will be a journey of options you have when building these types of solutions!

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Using DocumentDB to make your API App high performant and secure it with API Management by Tomasso Groenendijk [Azure MVP]

APIs are becoming more important for organizations and people even talk about the API economy but how can you create your own API, expose it globally and make a profit with it? In this session, Tomasso is going to show how you can use API Apps and DocumentDB to create a high performant API and how to use API Management in combination with Web Apps to expose the API.

15:10 Sponsor Session

15:30 Cofee Break

15:50 BizTalk 2016 in a hybrid world by Ricardo Torre

The integration landscape has definitely evolved to be a hybrid, significant on-premise investment has been accumulated over the years while at the same time cloud computing brought new challenges and new ways of implementing integration. Let’s navigate through the innovations in both worlds and how BizTalk and the cloud currently live together.

17:10 Azure IoT Hub Deep Dive by Eldert Grootenboer [Azure MVP]

Azure IoT Hub gives us the possibility to manage and secure and do bi-directional communication with billions of IoT devices. In this session, we will dive into all these possibilities, to show how you can easily set up a robust and hyper-scalable solution for your IoT needs.

18:20 Closing

More information on the official website: http://tugait.pt/2017.

Invitation for a social game.

A social SPEAKER game… there might be other games (and awards) but that is still under NDA!

Speaker game has 1 objective: getting you the MAXIMUM social experience, getting you to LEARN about your fellow speakers, about the event and about THE ATTENDEES.

The winner/s will be determined by the collection of the maximum number of points and we shall determine the winner on Saturday evening … (the prize, again, is still under NDA) and here is how you can start collecting points on the game card will receive at the airport/event:

  • Get to know 5 people at the event and write down their name, company, it area & specialty: 5 points
  • Vote your favorite Tuga IT 2017 speaker (you will need to attend that session): 1 point
  • Write down the number of countries that Tuga IT 2017 speakers represent: 1 point
  • Write down the number of countries that Tuga IT 2017 attendees represent: 1 point
  • Name all Tuga IT 2016 sponsors: 1 point
  • Name the person who was the most influential in your career: 1 point
  • Name 3 IT Celebrities (MVPs/Speakers/PMs) who started outside of IT: 1 point
  • Name the creation dates of the involved User Groups: 1 point per correct answer (there are 9 groups in total)
  • Name the youngest speaker of Tuga IT 2017: 1 point
  • Discover how many MVPs/Microsoft MVPs/Oracle Aces do we have at the Tuga IT 2017? 1 point

And even more for the social part:

It might be worth playing… you know… you never lose in trying.

Registration For TUGA IT 2017

TUGA IT 2017 will take place in Microsoft Portugal’s offices, in Lisbon, on May 18-20, 2017. It will feature 3 days of breakout sessions and full-day workshops by world-class speakers where IT Professionals can spend 3 amazing days checking the future of IT and also take the time to network with top-level speakers and other IT Professionals.

Registration for TUGA IT 2017 is a few euro’s or even free if you do require lunch (the fee is there to reduce waste and prevent having an abundance of food).

You can register here and I will see you there in Lisbon!

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community. View all posts by Sandro Pereira

Oporto City is ready to receive Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp – March 25, 2017 – Oporto, Portugal

Oporto City is ready to receive Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp – March 25, 2017 – Oporto, Portugal

I am really excited to announce that all the arrangements for first Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp are almost finalized and I can now release 90% of the event agenda. This event will be held at DevScope offices in Oporto on March 25, 2017, between 09:00 – 17:00.

Oporto Global Integrattion Bootcamp: BizTalk Server 2016, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Enterprise Integration Pack, API Management, On-Premise Gateway, Hybrid Integration, Microsoft Flow

What is Global Integration Bootcamp?

Global Integrattion Bootcamp: BizTalk Server 2016, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Enterprise Integration Pack, API Management, On-Premise Gateway, Hybrid Integration, Microsoft Flow

This is a free, event driven by user groups and communities around the world, backed by Microsoft, for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft’s integration story. In this full-day boot camp, we will deep-dive into Microsoft’s integration stack with hands-on sessions and labs, delivered to you by the experts and community leaders. In this Boot Camp, we will focus on:

  • BizTalk Server 2016: BizTalk Server 2016, what’s new, and using the new Logic Apps adapter.
  • Logic Apps: Creating Logic Apps using commonly-used connectors.
  • Service Bus: Build reliable and scalable cloud messaging and hybrid integration solution
  • Enterprise Integration Pack: Using the Enterprise Integration Pack (EIP) with Logic Apps
  • API Management: How does API management help you organize your APIs and how does it increase security?
  • On-Premise Gateway: Connecting to on-prem resources using the On-Premise Gateway
  • Hybrid Integration: Hybrid integrations using BizTalk Server and Logic Apps
  • Microsoft Flow: Learn to compose flows with Microsoft Flow

But much more. Porto will be joining locations all over the globe holding this event on the same day. Check out the global website for information about the global organizers and other locations, or follow the Twitter hashtag #integrationbootcamp.

Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp Agenda

09:00 Registration opens and welcome

10:00 BIZTALK 2016 IN A HYBRID WORLD
The integration landscape has definitely evolved to be a hybrid, significant on-premise investment has been accumulated over the years while at the same time cloud computing brought new challenges and new ways of implementing integration. Let’s navigate through the innovations in both worlds and how BizTalk and the cloud currently live together. – Ricardo Torre

11:00 BIZTALK OCTOPUS DEPLOY
How to deploy BizTalk solutions with Octopus – José António Silva & Pedro Sousa, DevScope

11:30 Coffee-break

11:45 UNLEASH THE POWER OF IOT WITH SHAREPOINT 
SharePoint is becoming modern, there are modern sites ready for mobile, a modern framework to develop web parts, but what about embracing modern concepts?

Internet of things will be everywhere in a blink of an eye and probably you are already dealing with it every day without even knowing.

In this session, we will explain how to collect data from sensors, send it to SharePoint and how to display it in a modern dashboard using modern SharePoint sites.

The possibilities are endless, from temperature sensors to access control devices you can have all this data inside your SharePoint Intranet with a modern look and feel. – João Ferreira, BindTuning

12:45 THE SPEAKER NIGHTMARE: Eval Forms & OCR & Logic Apps & Power BI
In this session, I will show and explain a real live demo on how we can easily build a robust solution for process evaluation forms, using an OCR software and easily integrate them with Power BI to present the results in an interactive and beautiful way. But most important: How you can educate your enterprise Developers and IT pros users to easily extend capabilities for power users, who understand their business challenges the best, and allowing them to use their familiar tools like: OCR software to process Evaluation forms and quickly build and deliver Power BI solutions to build Interactive Data dashboards. And at the same time integrate these tools, platforms or systems and a very quick and robust way using integrate feature on Azure, like, Logic Apps, API Apps and Azure Functions. How to start from a simple solution and evolve them enabling new functionalities. – Sandro Pereira, Microsoft Integration MVP

13:15 Lunch and Networking

Register

The agenda is not completely defined, you see that there are some sessions to be announced and can be subject to changes in terms of order of the sessions.

Thanks to sponsorship from DevScope, this event will be free of charge, including the catering, however, capacity will be limited in the venue so don’t delay and reserve your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oporto-global-integration-bootcamp-tickets-31508629158. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp on March 25, 2017!

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community. View all posts by Sandro Pereira

XXVIII Porto.Data Community Meeting | February 28, 2017 | SharePoint, PowerApps & Microsoft Flow

XXVIII Porto.Data Community Meeting | February 28, 2017 | SharePoint, PowerApps & Microsoft Flow

This post is for the BizTalk Server and other Portuguese Community, will be held on February 28, 2017 between 18:45 – 21:30 the XXVIII Porto.Data Community meeting at the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC) in Oporto.

For me it is a pleasure to return once again to this community, this time with a topic about SharePoint, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow: “SharePoint integration: How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow give power to your SharePoint users

Abstract

Every organization faces constant pressure to do more with less. While technology is often key to operating more effectively and efficiently, cost and complexity have often prevented organizations from taking maximum advantage of the potential benefits. The growth of SaaS (software as a service) has lowered barriers – no need to deploy servers or to install and configure complex software systems. Just sign up and go.

Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps will help these people (normally business users) achieve more.

We know not every business problem can be solved with off-the-shelf solutions. But developing custom solutions has traditionally been too costly and time consuming for many of the needs teams and departments face, especially those projects that integrate across multiple data sources or require delivery across multiple devices from desktop to mobile. As a result, too many technology needs end up unsolved or under-optimized. We piece together spreadsheets, email chains, SharePoint or/and manual processes to fill in the gaps.

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow are both aimed squarely at these gaps. They give people who best understand their needs and challenges the power to quickly meet them, without the time, complexity and cost of custom software development.

In this session, we will look at these two-new offering from Microsoft: PowerApps and Flow. What are day? How can I use it? But special we will walk through and create from scratch some live demos showing how to create a new PowerApp that connects to a list stored in SharePoint Online, or how to create a new Microsoft Flow that connects to a list stored in SharePoint Online.

Agenda

18:45 – Welcome reception

18:50 – Community News

19:00 – “Elasticsearch – First Glance” – Vitor Saraiva – Software Architect at Farfetch & Mário Barbosa – Engineering Lead at Farfetch

20:10 – Coffee break

20:30 – ” SharePoint integration: How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow give power to your SharePoint users” – Sandro Pereira – Azure MVP – DevScope

21:15 – Closure

21:20 – Prize draw

21:30 – Dinner (optional)

This is a free event with very limited vacancies that you will not want to miss, register now!

Join us and come to spend a different carnival night! We are waiting for you.

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community. View all posts by Sandro Pereira

TUGA IT 2017 Integration Track: Call for speakers

TUGA IT 2017 Integration Track: Call for speakers

After the success of the first year, TUGA IT is back for its second edition on May 18-20 at Microsoft Portugal’s Headquarters in Lisbon. This is one of the broadest and largest IT conferences in Portugal, covering topics like SharePoint, Office 365, Data Platform, Azure, Integration (BizTalk, API Management, App Service, Logic Apps, IoT, Functions, …) and Programming I a 3-day conference is organized by TUGA Association with the involvement of several technical communities and Microsoft MVPs, in which I fit. TUGA Association, a non-profit association whose main purpose is to promote knowledge, is also behind events such as SharePoint Saturday and SQL Saturday.

The Call for Speakers is now open until March 1st, 2017. So, if you’re interested in delivering a session, hurry up and follow these steps:

  • Register on the website as a speaker
  • Login to website using the account you have just registered
  • Submit your sessions

There are already several sessions submitted to the event but I encourage everyone, whether they are MVPs, Microsoft product group or community member enthusiasts, who want to talk about the following topics:

  • BizTalk Server 2016: new capabilities, open source tools or frameworks, …
  • Logic Apps and Enterprise Integration Pack
  • Building reliable and scalable cloud messaging and hybrid integration solutions with Service Bus
  • Event Hubs
  • IoT
  • API Management
  • Hybrid Integration using BizTalk Server and Logic Apps, or connecting to on-prem resources using the On-Premise Gateway
  • Microsoft Flow

Or other related Integrate topic, to submit a session on the Integration track, everyone can have a shot to speak in one of the best IT conferences in Portugal.

The organization is preparing a lot of new stuff for this second edition, but it is still too early for announcements. Stay tuned!

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community. View all posts by Sandro Pereira