My sessions at TUGA IT 2017 | May 18th–20th | Lisbon ,Portugal

My sessions at TUGA IT 2017 | May 18th–20th | Lisbon ,Portugal

We are 3-days away of Tuga IT 2017 to return to Lisbon! And you are still on time to register for this event here. This year, in addition to organizing the integration track, I will also present 2 sessions, one focused on PowerApps and Microsoft Flows on SharePoint/Office365 track, and the second focused on Azure Enterprise Integration features: Logic Apps.

You can check the full event agenda here.

Here are the title and abstract of the sessions I will deliver at TUGA IT 2017

How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow allows your power users to quickly build Enterprise Mobile Apps

How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow allows your power users to quickly build Enterprise Mobile Apps will occur May, 19th at SharePoint/Office365 track between 9 AM to 10 AM.

Every organization faces constant pressure to do more with less. While technology is often the 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.

TUGA IT 2017: PowerApps

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 they? How can I use it? But special we will walk through and create from scratch some live demos showing how to create Enterprise Mobile Application that easily connects with all your enterprise platforms like Office36, SharePoint Online, Dynamic CRM, on-premise SQL, Social Networks and much more and also how they can automate some common tasks using the new Microsoft Flow.

The Speaker Nightmare: Eval Forms, OCR, Logic Apps & Power BI

The Speaker Nightmare: Eval Forms, OCR, Logic Apps & Power BI will occur May, 20th at Enterprise Integration track between 10:20 AM to 11:30 AM

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).

TUGA IT 2017: SmartDocumentor

(this demo will be in real time)

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 allow them to use their familiar tools like: OCR software (SmartDocumentor) 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.

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

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

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