SUGUK North West Meeting – 15th February – Manchester

I am very happy to announce our February 15th meeting in Manchester, the first of 2011. 

If you have any problems registering on the site please email me on and I will approve your account. 
 As always, we have 2 great sessions lined up with Brett Lonsdale (@BrettLonsdale) and Antony Clay (@Soulsailor) and there will be refreshments between the presentations. 
We are moving over the road this month to the Palace Hotel since the Cornerhouse is running an event Mons-Thurs every week until mid-March and I didn’t want to keep you all waiting that long!
The Palace Hotel
Oxford Street
M60 7HA
Please arrive at 6pm and we will finish at 9pm when we can head over the road to the Cornerhouse to finish with a SharePint. 
You do need to sign up to let me know you are coming. This is important as it lets me know how many chairs to put out and more importantly how many bacon sandwiches to order!! 
Session 1: Brett Lonsdale – BCS – Brett Lonsdale has specialised in the Business Data Catalog since its introduction and has authored the book ‘Developers Guide to the Business Data Catalog for SharePoint 2007’. Brett has also worked very closely with Business Connectivity Services since the early beta of SharePoint 2010. This session will provide you with a good introduction to each of the services within BCS including the new features such as External Lists and a guide to connecting to your External Systems using SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2010 Professional. 
Session 2: Antony Clay – SharePoint Business Value – A Method behind the madness! In this session I will explain how in the current economic climate we need to focus more on delivering business value and less on the technology. I will guide you through a 6 step approach that will make you view delivering SharePoint projects in a whole different light and from a fresh new perspective that will help you delight your customers.