Black Marble’s Annual Technical Update for Microsoft Technologies

We are delighted by the response to our Annual Technical Update for Microsoft Technologies this year.  The event is perfect as an introduction to Black Marble events, as well as providing a Roadmap for all-things Microsoft.  Ideal for planning your business’ IT needs for the next twelve months.

Having raised your interest, the bad news is that the event is actually full-up and we are running a waiting list, but the good news is we are running an overflow event in early February.  The demand for that session is also picking up so please get in touch soon if you want to secure a place! Email for more information.

Our afternoon event brings our ALM MVP and Ranger, Richard Fennell to the fore with DevExpress’ Gary Short – they will be exploring Agile Development with Cool Tools.  There are still some places available for this session.

Those of you already registered to attend – look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Tech Update Wows the Crowd

Some of the Tech Update CrowdBlack Marble's Rik Hepworth and Microsoft's Matt McSpiritOur Annual Tech Update went well – a good turnout, asking intelligent questions over a great lunch and soaking up our view of the Microsoft Roadmap for 2009, 2010 and beyond. 

Feedback was positive as ever, with comments that it exceeded expectations which were already high!  Rik Hepworth has blogged on the key Microsoft technologies to look out for.    

Guest Starring in today’s event was Microsoft’s Virtualisation Specialist, Matt McSpirit, aka Virtual Boy pictured here on the right with Black Marble’s Rik Hepworth.

New Year … More Free Events

Welcome to 2010 … and more great events from Black Marble!  The 27th January kicks off with our Annual Tech Update – a complete roadmap of all things Microsoft.  We will shine a light on the big releases of 2009, the highlights of Office and Visual Studio 2010, as well as the releases you might have missed.

The afternoon tackles Azure for the IT Manager and Decision Maker – what is the business value of Microsoft’s cloud offering? Is it the way forward for your business? Black Marble will be joined by Microsoft’s Simon Davies to explore how your business can benefit, and how the model will work for you.

The evening brings Social Media Expert Eileen Brown on board to discuss Using Digital Marketing and Social Media to Build and Maintain your Online Brand.

Come along and join us for our first event of the year … it’s FREE and the food is always great!

Don’t forget … Series of Great Free Events starts next week!

In the next few weeks, Black Marble are hosting a great series of FREE events from SharePoint to Business Process Management through to Windows 7.

First, on 30 April, Think Small to Win Big with SharePoint is an informative workshop focusing on the gains to be made from working with Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 to solve your collaboration needs. This event takes place at our usual venue, The Holiday Inn.

The 12 May brings you an Introduction to Business Process Management, with PNMSoft, established experts in human workflow processes.  This event takes place at Black Marble HQ in Bradford.

The 13 May returns to The Holiday Inn, with a trio of events for your education, information and contemplation … we start with How your Business will Benefit from Windows Server 2008 R2, follow it up after a great lunch with How Windows 7 Builds upon Windows Server 2008 R2 to Improve Business IT and finishing during the early evening with a presentation from IIS MVP Andy Westgarth on Deploying and Synchronising Websites Using the Web Deployment Tool.