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

Gaming Services
Pengium Formula
Cook 4 me

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.