Notes From The Road: 2017 Year In Review

Posted: January 4, 2018  |  Categories: BizTalk Other

If there is a year when it will be difficult to select the best moments, this could be one of them. There are so many that’s hard to begin describing what happened in 2017?

In personal terms, as I mention in my last post, the family is growing this time with a baby boy and I’m currently moving to a brand new a bigger house… so, exciting times! In professional terms, it was a year full of projects and traveling. But it was a year that my blog got a new and modern look that made it more professional… and I even got a sponsor, BizTalk360, which allows me to pay the costs of hosting the blog in my own domain.

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Despite all of this changes in my blog, I still was able to publish 63 new posts in my blog the country that most visited is still the United States, followed by India, United Kingdom, and Canada.

2017 Year In Review: metric of my blog

And I had the opportunity, as a speaker, to present 16 sessions! A new personal record! 2 more than last year

2017 Year In Review: my speaking engagments

So once again let’s look back and reflect what happened in 2017. In a few words, it was an interesting and challenging year both personal and professional!

My selected Highlights of 2017

Sharing my book with the community

Once again, sharing my book with the community is a moment that I want to highlight and I have no words to thank you!

2017 Year In Review: my book2017 Year In Review: sharing my book

First speaking event in the USA

I have been doing a lot of conferences in Europe in the last few years, but I have never had the opportunity to do it on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, not because of lack of opportunities, but mainly because I have not been able to consolidate my professional agenda with this speaking opportunities. Fortunately, this year I was able to do it and be present at INTEGRATE USA in Redmond, presenting a session about BizTalk Server performance and optimizations:

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And I have to say, you guys make me fill special! What amazing reception and feedback you provide me! THANKS!

TUGA IT 2017

Once again, I was in charge of organizing the Integration track at TUGA IT event, one of the major biggest events in Portugal that targets several distinct technologic areas like SharePoint and Office 365, Azure Infrastructure, Data Platform, Programming and Integration (BizTalk, IoT, and Azure) and much more.

Being responsible for the Integration track, I was able to invite some of my good friends to speak at this event: Nino Crudele, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Tomasso Groenendijk, Ricardo Torre and Eldert Grootenboer.

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One of the top contributors to Microsoft Documentation

BizTalk Server documentation is now on DOCS and everyone can contribute and improve the existing documentation of which I’m glad to be one of the non-Microsoft top contributors.

2017 Year In Review: Microsoft DOCS

A year of speaking engagements…

Another year full of speaking engagements… I had the opportunity to be present 16 sessions!!, speaking about different topics: BizTalk Server, Logic Apps, API Management, App Service, Azure Functions, Microsoft Flow or PowerApps, in multiple events (the UK, USA, and Portugal) and some of them through live meetings. New personal record!

Some of them I already mentioned above but here is the complete list of speaking engagements that I did in 2017:

  • XXVIII Porto.Data Event: SharePoint integration: How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow give power to your SharePoint users

2017 Year In Review: XXVIII Porto Data Event 2017

  • DevScope Academy: LogicApps, SmartDocumentor, DynamicCRM & PowerBI

2017 Year In Review: DevScope Academy 2017

  • SQL Saturday #583 Lisbon: BizTalk Server and SQL Server Together: For Developers & Admins
  • Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp: THE SPEAKER NIGHTMARE: Eval Forms & OCR & Logic Apps & Power BI

2017 Year In Review: Oporto Global Integration Bootcamp 2017
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  • Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 Lisbon: Halt and Catch Fire: Azure Functions

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  • Cloud Pro: Processing Feedback Evaluations (paper) automagically with SmartDocumentor OCR, Logic Apps, Azure Functions & Power BI

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  • Cloud Pro: Introduction to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

2017 Year In Review: Cloud PT 2017

  • TUGA IT 2017: How can PowerApps and Microsoft Flow allows your power users to quickly build Enterprise Mobile Apps

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  • TUGA IT 2017: THE SPEAKER NIGHTMARE: Eval Forms & OCR & Logic Apps & Power BI

2017 Year In Review: TUGA IT 2017

  • Integration User Group: BizTalk Server: Teach me something new about Flat Files (or not)
  • INTEGRATE 2017 London: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud

2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 London
2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 London2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 London

  • Integration User Group: BizTalk Server: Teach me something new about Flat Files (or not) – Part 2
  • Integration User Group: The Speaker Nightmare: Eval Forms, OCR, Logic Apps & Power BI
  • INTEGRATE 2017 USA: BizTalk Server Fast & Loud

2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 USA2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 USA2017 Year In Review: INTEGRATE 2017 USA

  • Integration User Group: How can Power Apps and Microsoft Flow allow your Power Users to quickly build Enterprise Mobile Apps
  • XXXVI Porto.Data Event: The Speaker Nightmare: Eval Forms, OCR, Logic Apps & Power BI

2017 Year In Review: Porto data 2017

For me is always a great honor and joy to be participating in these type of events, either as speaker or attendee, be with old friends, meet new people and share knowledge!

My 3 favorite’s posts

My 3 top posts that I enjoyed writing last year was:

For all of you…

Thanks for following me, for reading my blog and I promise that I will continue to share my knowledge during 2018.

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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