30 December 2017

Azure Friday - Use the Azure portal to answer your billing questions

In this Friday Tommy Nguyen joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Billing in the Azure portal. If you're wondering: "Where do I find a copy of my invoice?" or "How does an Azure service affect my overall costs?" - these questions and more will be answered in this episode, which highlights features in the Azure portal to get cost and billing clarity.

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15 November 2017

Microsoft Certification Prep Sessions 2017

It is normal in Microsoft Ignite to have Microsoft Certification Preparation Sessions this year is no exception and there are available on the Microsoft Ignite official Youtube channel.

Which includes the following sessions:

Microsoft Certification 101 - BRK1034 - https://youtu.be/xTCiGJyymZw

70-532: Developing Azure Solutions - BRK3166 - https://youtu.be/LxAEHnTPFOQ
70-533: Implementing Azure Solutions - BRK3168 - https://youtu.be/dVVU4zQMv-s
70-534: Architecting Azure Solutions - BRK3170 - https://youtu.be/2orAXFfF4_0

70-475: Big Data and Analytics Solutions - BRK3165 - https://youtu.be/vvm1a1PG988
70-773: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R | BRK3172 - https://youtu.be/UkzdU63ftUU
70-776: Engineering Data with Microsoft Cloud Services - BRK3173 - https://youtu.be/RH-MDvQiFio

70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 | BRK3163 - https://youtu.be/XVcmzfxpc-M
70-697: Configuring Windows Devices - BRK3171 - https://youtu.be/YNRMLNTwBVM

70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 - BRK3174 - https://youtu.be/L8zWO8rij4s
70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 - https://youtu.be/0CmTTLxbLmQ
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 - BRK3176 - https://youtu.be/tABTHe24b_Q
70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016 - BRK3177 - https://youtu.be/kPRhFiuyvpY

70-357: Developing Mobile Apps - BRK3161 - https://youtu.be/dMM_jg4EcLk
70-483: Programming with C# - BRK3162 - https://youtu.be/xRiVMQy1qCU

70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements - BRK3159 - https://youtu.be/-rrqqg9nHvQ
70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services - BRK3160 - https://youtu.be/n3pPRokc6_Y

70-473: Cloud Data Platform Solutions - BRK3164 - https://youtu.be/YiQQKyUzSJQ
70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure - BRK3169 - https://youtu.be/XgyrsJWJSdY

PROGRAMAR magazine | The Portuguese programming magazine issue 58 - November 2017

The PROGRAMAR magazine is a Portuguese digital edition with the support of several authors from different areas.

The November 2017 edition is available at https://www.revista-programar.info/edicoes/edicao-58-novembro-2017/.

Contains the following articles:
  • Kernel Panic: Fatal Exception
  • Raspberry Pi Hadoop
  • Running a Java Web Application in Azure, step by step
  • JUnit
  • Create a mobile application with jQuery Mobile
  • Lua - Programming Language - Part 13
  • Types of data int and variants in C language
  • RSS feed in C# .NET Core in the Azure Web App in Linux
  • ESP32 - MicroPython
  • Orchard Musical
  • From List to DataTable in 30 + 2 Lines!
  • Node.js - Web Application Building
  • TypeScript: the modern Javascript for creating applications
  • The Blockchain Revolution - The Technology of the Future
  • Android Application Security
  • Blockchain and Merkle Tree
  • RGPD
  • Sophia, the humanoid
  • Project featured in the PROGRAMAR: Hydriney

I am pleased to have contributed wiht the article "RSS Feed in C # .NET Core in the Azure Web App on Linux" and I invite you to write the next article for PROGRAM magazine (revistaprogramar (at) portugal-a-programar (dot) org).

4 September 2017

BI Data is not BIG Data

Sometimes I come across statements that BI DATA and Big Data are the same thing but it is not and I will simplify it.

Big date is not only a large amount of data is:
  • Volume
  • Variety
  • Velocity
  • Variability
  • Veracity
It is a huge amount of data stored in which they are diversified in which they are generated and processed at a great speed and are available in real time the same must be consistent and high quality.


BI data is extracted information via Extract Transform Load (ETL) widely used in data Warehouse.

4 August 2017


IT PRO IDOL is a set of sessions of new speakers in the technical community IT Pro Portugal I invite you to be on the 30th of this month at the Microsoft premises in Portugal to attend the sessions for free.

If you want to know more you can watch the following video the language is in Portuguese

If you have never presented a session, do not miss this opportunity & nbsp; Fill in the Call For IT Pro IDOL . The community itself helps you improve your session, including some coaching.

If you want to practice your presentation in Portuguese or English you are always welcome.

16 July 2017

Office 365 beware of choosing the domain name onmicrosoft.com

We can test the Microsoft Office 365 service at zero cost with almost all of its features but there is a scramble in using the chosen domain name.

At the end of the trial we can assume that the ID of the internal domain chosen for example test365.onmicrosoft.com is expired after the end of the trial and can be reused later in a new subscription. Well it is not quite like that.

The domain onmicrosoft.com chosen is never expired and can be used later by the global admin subscription to add monthly, annual, or Open License. And it's documented in the Office 365 documentation. The following image shows the Office 365 subscription lifecycle and explains that administrators can always access the subscription even after we received the notification of being deleted the subscription change the stage to deprovisioned.

Source: "What happens to my data and access when my Office 365 for business subscription ends?"

It is possible that another company can acquire the domain name that we had but if we forget the password from global admin user the subscription the only way to recover is to speak with Office 365 technical support by telephone usually the language used is English.

If you attempt to activate a license through the Open license of an account that has already been expired for some time as the following image.

Activation will always inform you that the domain name is being used and you need to choose another domain.

So by testing the Office 365 trial, do not choose names of the organizations where you are working.

5 July 2017

SMB V1 the Drama

For reasons of ransomware SMB v1 is still much discussed because most manufacturers continue to use SMB version 1. Equipment such as NAS, printers to computer applications will not support SMB v2 or 3 because it implies a large financial cost to manufacturers and some even close their eyes.

One of the examples I've had was with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Portugal that neither enterprise support assistance can not give explanations on the subject is always the customer fault because it uses Windows Server and its printers and others are only Windows XP up to 10, good move HP.

NedPyle from Microsoft has made a publication with the title "SMB1 Product Clearinghouse" in which it publishes a list of products requiring SMB v1 and is explicit in its documentation.

It is worth reading and knowing some of the products, you can consult the publication in  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2017/06/01/smb1-product-clearinghouse/