Oporto City is ready to receive Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day – 14th March 2013 – Oporto, Portugal

Posted: March 4, 2013  |  Categories: BizTalk Events

First of all, I would like to thank Porto Convention Bureau for kindly given us the venue for the event. The event will take place in Casa do Infante (Ribeira do Porto) and besides being extremely well located is a place full of history and culture! Located in the heart of Porto’s UNESCO Heritage Site, Casa do Infante was the birthplace of Henry the Navigator, the man chiefly responsible for Portugal’s age of exploration. Today the building is open to the public and has occasional temporary exhibitions.

This event is intended for all people interested in BizTalk Server or integration with different levels: developers, administrators, and architects. will be attended by Microsoft BizTalk Product Team and 5 international speakers, all Microsoft Integration MVP’s, and will address different topics such as administration and monitoring, BizTalk Server 2013, new adapters, performance optimization, integration both on-premise or in the Cloud and others topics.


Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day follows other events that have been successfully conducted across various major European cities since 2011, including Amsterdam (Netherlands), Milan (Italy) and Stavanger (Norway). The last event took place in London and it was a huge success! It was fully sold out with 130 attendees from 16 different countries.

It will be the first time that BizTalk Product Team will be present at an event in Portugal, where they will have the opportunity to present an overview of what’s the Microsoft Integration Strategy both on-premises and in the Cloud.!

Join us at this important event for high-value demonstrations and take this opportunity to interact directly with the product team and with some of the most active members of the community, increase your skills in BizTalk Server 2013 and meet other professionals who are also and meet other professionals who are also solving their integration problems between systems in a relaxed atmosphere!.


Target Audience

People interested in BizTalk Server and integration on several different levels, developers, administrators, and architects. There is something for everyone!


09:00 Registration opens and welcome

Many customers have been asking about BizTalk roadmap, what Microsoft is doing in the cloud, and questions about running BizTalk in Azure. This presentation will provide an overview of what’s the Microsoft Integration Strategy both on-premises and in the Cloud. An introduction to the future BizTalk Server Release that will explain some of the core features that are added to BizTalk Server 2013 and what to expect in the new Windows Azure BizTalk Services as well BizTalk IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). – Akshat Sharma, Microsoft Program Manager – BizTalk Product Team

An introduction to the new adapters available with BizTalk Server 2013, in particular, those targeted for integration with the Cloud and how each can be applied in various use cases. These adapters will bring the cloud closer to on-premise systems – Steef-Jan Wiggers, Microsoft Integration MVP

11:30 Coffee-break

This presentation will address the important aspects to be aware in order for the enterprise to maintain a stable BizTalk environment and will dig into counters, database, and best practices when it comes to proactivity in BizTalk – Tord Glad Nordahl, Microsoft Integration MVP

12:30 Lunch

Organizations face various challenges on operations and monitoring of their BizTalk infrastructure and applications, this presentation will introduce you to the new ‘standard’ for monitoring and management BizTalk Server platforms – Saravana Kumar, Microsoft Integration MVP

A huge collection of tips on real scenarios and problems found through years of experience, as well as tools and techniques to create and maintain good documentation and make good assessment to solve the problems quickly – Nino Crudele, Microsoft Integration MVP

16:00 Coffee-break

This presentation will provide you with common mapper problems and solutions, i.e., some BizTalk Mapper Patterns specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address some of your needs within the context of message transformation and also to enhance your skills when using the BizTalk Server Mapper – Sandro Pereira, Microsoft Integration MVP

Akshat Sharma, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Tord Glad Nordahl, Saravana Kumar, Nino Crudele and a special guest from the Portuguese community

17:45 Beer time and Networking

18:00 Sightseeing and dinner with speakers (additional cost – see registration)

What can you expect from Oporto City?

There are thousand charms and corners that are worth discovering in Oporto, the capital of the North. Oporto is one of the oldest cities of the country, and, as such, its path is sinuous and picturesque. It is a unique experience to stroll through its streets and feel the pulse of the city.


Architectural and Historical Heritage

Board on a medieval journey and pound the historical center, passing by the Cathedral or the Clérigos Tower. By tram or on foot, go down to the peer and experience the feeling of making a cruise on a Rabelo boat, which sails on the river Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the six bridges of the city, visit the Port Wine cellars and taste this characteristic wine in a cozy and refined atmosphere.

Due to the many historical buildings and urban mesh of Porto’s historical center, it was designated World Cultural Heritage in 1996.


Visit the Casa do Infante Museum, The São Francisco Church, the Stock Exchange Palace, the pleasant riverfront and the well preserved Ribeira and Miragaia streets. But same wise, admire the well present modernity in the Casa da Música and the Museum of Modern Art of Serralves.

Besides history and culture, Porto is also leisure, fun and nightlife. The famous streets around the Galeria de Paris Street, the cafés and its terraces, the Miguel Bombarda area or the commercial Sta Catarina Street are reference points in arts, in culture, but also in leisure and shopping.

Find out what Porto has best to offer and enjoy the numerous outdoor cafés by the sea and the excellent City Park.

Port Wine Cellars

Port Wine is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Demarcated Region and aged in cellars. It stands out from ordinary wines thanks to its range of varieties, and the incomparable richness and intensity of its aroma and flavor.


Flavors of Oporto

Try them with an open mind as Porto has gone beyond tradition in order to be the best in international and local cuisine.


A Destination of congresses and events

In Oporto and in the North of Portugal one finds the ideal conditions to host business and scientific events in emblematic and well-equipped buildings. To host international congresses and conferences you can choose congress centers of various competencies and different types of hotels: chain, charm, design or trendy. These units are complemented by vast support services, always with the guarantee of a skilled experience and rigorous professionalism. For a social event of more creative matter, it is also the ideal destination due to the huge variety of available gala venues: castles, manor houses, palaces, restaurants, beach bars, casinos, museums and a lot more!

See more about Oporto city at http://en.visitportoandnorth.travel/


This event is will be fully taught in English, and with low-cost airfares and reasonable hotel prices, we will make sure this will be a very attractive proposition for anyone living in Western Europe.

Porto Airport, otherwise known as Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, is located 10Km North of Porto, on the North West coast of Portugal. There is a Metro connecting the airport to Porto, journey times to various city locations 25-35 minutes at a cost of approximately 2 Euros.

Reserve your ticket at http://obid.devscope.net/ and I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the Oporto BizTalk Innovation Day in March!

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.

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