XXXVI Evento Porto.Data – 28 Novembro 2017 | UPTEC

Realiza-se no dia 28 de Novembro de 2017, o XXXVI Encontro da comunidade Porto.Data, que tem como objetivo a partilha de experiências e conhecimento entre os profissionais e entusiastas da plataforma de dados da Microsoft no Porto. O evento vai ser realizado no auditório da UPTEC, pelas 19:00, sendo a entrada livre para todos os inscritos. Registo gratuito

18:45 – Abertura e recepção.
18:50 – Community News.
19:00 – "The Speaker Nightmare: Eval Forms, OCR, Logic Apps & Power BI"
        Sandro Pereira - Microsoft MVP | Consultant @ DevScope
20:10 – Coffee break.
20:30 – "Empower your SharePoint sites with SPFx extensions"
        João Ferreira - Sharepoint Professional @ BindTuning 
21:15 – Fim do evento.
21:20 – Sorteio de prémios.
21:30 – Jantar livre.

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.

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.

João Ferreira is a SharePoint developer currently working at BindTuning as SharePoint Team Lead.
With a degree in computer science he has been working with SharePoint over the last five years, mainly focused on branding and user interfaces to provide a better UX to SharePoint users.
Tech enthusiast he loves to share his knowledge, author of two blogs, HANDS ON tek and HANDS ON SharePoint he is also a regular contributor at the European SharePoint Conference blog.

The new sites and the modern experience introduced in SharePoint revolutionized the way users interact with the platform but at the same time some it closed the door to all the customizations like JSLink and Custom Actions typically used to extend the default functionalities.

The time passed by and Microsoft is bringing most of the extensibility options back to the modern environment with the SharePoint Framework Extensions.

In this session, I’ll explain all the new customizations available, namely Application Customizers, Field Customizers, Command Sets and how they can be used to extend SharePoint functionality.