12 May 2017

TUGA IT 2017

It is in next week that TUGA IT will be held from the 18 to the 20 at the Microsoft facilities in Portugal. 

TUGA IT Logo
TUGA IT is an event held in Portugal, together with several technical communities linked to Information Technologies with content of Microsoft technologies (Azure, Data, Office 365), Enterprise Integration, Development Methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban), DevOps and much more.

I was one of the selected speakers from a wide range of international and national speakers and thank you very much TUGA IT for having selected me 😃.

I invite you to attend my session “Azure Web Apps again… Wait! It’s in Linux" Which is scheduled for the 19th at 11:30 am in which I will demonstrate the use of the Azure Web App on Linux. Yes you read well Azure Web App service is running 100% on Linux.

Bash Shell in Web App on Linux using Kudu


Azure is cloud service distributed from Microsoft not only includes products of its own brand also includes products from other competing like Google, IBM, Oracle, Red HaT, Seagate, Suse and more. Invited to visit Azure Markteplace at https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us to know the available services.

TUGA IT Schedule
You can consult the complete schedule at http://tugait.pt/2017/schedule-overview/.

The first day is dedicated to Workshops from 10€ (https://app.weventual.com/detalheEvento.action?iDEvento=4175) up to 150 € there are still places available. You can consult the workshops available att http://tugait.pt/2017/workshops/

The remaining days are workshops and technical sessions.

Como posso participar?
To participate you only have to register at https://app.weventual.com/detalheEvento.action?iDEvento=4115 . There are two forms of participation:

For more information about TUGA IT visit http://www.tugait.pt/2017

1 May 2017

I already have Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

I am very happy because I already have the Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions certification. 


"This exam is for candidates who are interested in validating their Microsoft Azure solution design skills. Candidates should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions. Candidates who take this exam are expected to be able to define the appropriate infrastructure and platform solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle."

When consulting the Portuguese with this certification in the Microsoft Certification Profiles I noticed that there are not many and I was very happy.

The best part is that I am too MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure because I already had the Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions and Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions.




Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure validates the skills needed to manage modern and highly effective data centers with expertise in identity and system management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

The MCSE certification can be obtained as follows:
  1. Obtaining a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).
  2. Obtain approval at one of the following elective exams during the calendar year 2017.
You can find more information on https://www.microsoft.com/pt-br/learning/mcse-cloud-platform-infrastructure.aspx

Would you recommend someone to attend and take the Microsoft certifications?
YES, especially MCSE.

13 April 2017

Microsoft Azure Offer

Microsoft Azure are cloud services distributed worldwide and are increasingly being used.

Microsoft offers a number of programs with benefits for IT Pros, developers and more. On the blog is a page how you can try Azure I refer to the same programs.

O  IT Pro Cloud Essentials changed the offer from 3 months to 12 months with a monthly value of € 25.


With your $25 monthly credit for 12 months, you can bank on a year of these career-building advantages:
  • Free use of cloud services such as Microsoft Compute and Storage
  • Access to backend services for your mobile and web apps
  • Tools and support for IoT, machine learning and analytics

How to register the offer

They can register directly at https://account.windowsazure.com/signup?offer=MS-AZR-0024P using your Microsoft account.

What are the offers available? Are there more offers?
Yes. Azure has several offers and can be consulted the active and inactive offers in https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/offer-details/.

To associate the offer you must use the address https://account.windowsazure.com/signup?offer=[Offer number] 

Pay-As-You-Go example: https://account.windowsazure.com/signup?offer=MS-AZR-0003P

7 April 2017

Tech Startup Job Fair Lisboa Spring 2017 at Microsoft

Yesterday at Microsoft's facilities in Lisbon there was tech Tech Startup Job Fair Lisbon Spring 2017.
TechStartupJobs is a partner of the TechMeetups family. That allows young people to have contact with company from start-ups, agencies, Ccnsultancies, small and medium enterprises to large organizations. These companies can post opportunities to attract new employees, partners and co-founders. This wind does not only happen in Portugal and can see the next dates and places in http://www.techstartupjobs.com.

Microsoft is increasingly more open, even sponsoring job fairs. At this event, there were not only Portuguese companies.


Algumas das empresas/startup presentes

Pipedrive
PaymentWall
SIGMA CONSO
Gaming Services
Pengium Formula
Cook 4 me
UNONO
Climber
Heptasense
Sidero

I can say that it was a full House, people excited and there were funny moments.


More about the event.

Was there any cost?
It had a cost for companies, but not for those who were looking/visit, registration was mandatory like any event.

Were there any job offer constraints on the company's present?
Unfortunately yes, some of the offers had an age limit up to 30 years. Although I am over 30 years old I still consider myself young. 

What kind of offers were there?
Mainly IT offerings, system administrators, C# or Java developers and more.

Does this mean that these events are only for young people?
No !!!

Is it worth going to these events?
Of course yes! For those who know me I'm at almost every public event held at Microsoft Lisbon. It's not because it's free, it's mainly about Networking, conviviality and fun. And I always see people known as António Lourenço and I invited you to visit his blog in http://antoniolourenco.com/.

Where can I check out the upcoming Tech Startup Job Fair?
At the following Internet address http://techmeetups.com/events/category/job-fair/.


I want to thank the Microsoft DX team for getting these events and othersand to continue the good work.

3 April 2017

TUGA IT how to get free tickets

It is not the first time telling about TUGA IT that will be a event at the Microsoft facilities in Lisbon, Portugal, about

  • Microsoft Data Platform
  • Open-Source Data Platform
  • SharePoint
  • Office 365
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Microsoft Azure (both IaaS and PaaS)
  • Development Methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, TDD, DDD, …)
  • Programming & Professional Development
  • DevOps
  • And much more.

It will be held on May 18-20, 2017.


Event tickets are payable and are available at https://app.weventual.com/detalheEvento.action?iDEvento=4115.

Until day 2017-05-01 has a special price of 10€ from that date the price is 15€.

But there is a way to get your free entry! 

Através do cartão da comunidade

2 months ago the organizers launched the initiative with the community card, which is valid for all those who participate in the meetings of the following groups / technical communities involved. 
 
You only need to attend 3 meetings and have a proof of how you participated in these communities and will be enough to get a free ticket for the event, please ask the respective groups / technical communities.


But why the ticket price ?
"Since a couple of years, we have been tackling the problem of the people who would register at the events (SQLSaturdays, SharePointSaturday, Tuga IT, etc) and not appear at all. We had situations where well over 50% of the registered people did not appeared. "

Source : nikoport.com

And this has resulted in a waste of food and the people who were on the waiting list did not have the chance because the facilities have a visitor limit

Fortunately, event volunteers are able to distribute excess food to Refood (www.re-food.org) so nothing is wasted.

The end of CodePlex

For people who read the announcements already know that CodePlex will be turned off on December 15 of this Year. For people who have not yet noticed CodePlex 2017-12-15.


Now what are we going to do? Is there a solution?
Yes, let's all switch to GitHub.


What ?  Seriously ?
Yes you can check on the blog of Brian Harry's  in https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/03/31/shutting-down-codeplex/.


"We migrated too.  As many of you know, Microsoft has invested in Visual Studio Team Services as our “One Engineering System” for proprietary projects, and we’ve exposed many of our key open source projects on GitHub (Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, .NET, the Cognitive Toolkit, and more).  In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner closely with GitHub to promote open source."

Microsoft has created a guide how to migrate from Codeplex to GitHub available at https://codeplex.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Migrating%20to%20GitHub.

2 April 2017

Programar Sartuday 2017

 

Yesterday was held the event Programar Sartuday 2017 by Programar magazine. Is free Portuguese digital magazine that exists only in digital format and is composed by articles by several Portuguese authors. You can be found at https://www.revista-programar.info/ .

The organization of the event invited me to do a beginner presentation of Windows PowerShell and without thinking twice I accepted.

The event was held at Microsoft's facilities in Lisbon, Portugal and I had the right to a wonderful view as you can check the following video I made before starting the session.



 The presentation of the session is now available and you can view it freely.