Speaking at NEBytes on February 19th

I’m pleased to have been asked to speak at NEBytes again – a great user group that meets in Newcastle. I’ll be speaking about customising SharePoint 2013 using master pages, themes and search templates, along the same lines as my recent blog  post.

It will be an unusual one for me, as I will spend most of the session inside Visual Studio showing how to create and deploy the customisations that can deliver really powerful solutions without needing to resort to writing code (other than for deployment).

The event on the 19th is in partnership with SUGUK and the other session of the night sounds really interesting too: Building social sharepoint apps using Yammer.

I’ve said before that I always enjoy visiting NEBytes. If you’re in the Newcastle area and are a developer or IT Pro I strongly recommend you find out more about them and consider attending.

See you there.

Speaking at NEBytes about TFS 2012 Lab and SCVMM 2012

On Wednesday 15th May 2013, Black Marble travels north, as Steve Spencer and I will both present sessions for the great guys at NEBytes.

Whilst Steve covers fun hardware and software dev using Gadgeteer, I will be talking about our experiences with TFS 2012 Lab and SCVMM 2012.

If you have seen some of my earlier posts, our migration to the latest and greatest was interesting, to say the least. I learned a great deal about how SCVMM and Lab talk to each other and I will be running through how we built our environment and the things we learned that could save you pain as you follow in our footsteps.

I always enjoy speaking at NEBytes and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Demonstrating Avviso at NEBytes on 23rd February 2011


I am really chuffed to have been invited back to NEBytes for a follow-up to my last session on content publishing with SharePoint 2010. This time I’ll be demonstrating Avviso and talking about the thought processes that lead to its development, the problems we are trying to solve and where we’d like to go next.

If you’d like more information about Avviso, take a look at my recent post. To see more about NEBytes and their events, check out their web site.

Speaking at NeBytes in November on SharePoint for Content Publishing

On the 17th of November I’ll be keeping Richard company on the drive up to Newcastle to speak at the NEBytes user group. My session will be a shortened version of the Using SharePoint for Content publishing I will deliver at the Black Marble event on November 3rd. I will be showing what can be done with SharePoint 2010 when the brief is for a content publishing site, be it internet- or intranet-facing and I will talk about the things we have learned along the way whilst delivering such projects – things to avoid as well as things that work well.

Richard is talking about using Typemock Isolator in testing, providing the developer half of the usual NEBytes Developer/IT Pro split. The guys at NEBytes put a huge amount of effort into the community and it will be great to see Andy et al again.