Microsoft and its partners are gearing up for a busy events schedule in February.

First up we have Core ( http://www.core.gb.com ), which will be presenting a half-day seminar entitled “Stay Ahead of the Game” at the City Conference Centre in London On February 06. The seminar will concentrate on SharePoint and Workflow and also incorporate Microsoft technologies such as .NET Framework, ASP.NET, BizTalk Server, Content Management Server, Exchange Server, FrontPage, Infopath, Live Meeting and more with live customer demos.

Big things are expected of SharePoint this year, with commentators such as Butler Group’s senior research analyst Richard Edwards predicting: “While Microsoft will be disappointed with the number of enterprise deployments of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 during the coming year, deployments of SharePoint-based solutions will exceed all expectations.”

For more info on this free seminar and registration, see https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032318170 or call Core on Core on 020 7891 2737.

Meanwhile, ICS Solutions ( http://www.icssolutions.co.uk ) will be presenting a “Strategic Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint 2007” on the same day, Feb 06, at the .NET Soultions Centre in Basingstoke. Presented by business and technical managers who understand Microsoft SharePoint inside and out, this event is designed for both a business and technical audience and is informed by With ICS’s experience of implementing over 50 Microsoft SharePoint projects.

Registration is at: http://www.icssolutions.co.uk/pages/Seminars%20and%20Workshops.aspx

Moving north of the border, security tops the agenda at the free half-day seminar hosted by Sapphire at Microsoft Edinburgh on February 13. Sapphire is an independent security advisor that specialises in business consultancy, computer forensics, business assurance and technical consultancy. The seminar will focus on on the emerging opportunities and challenges of the mobile workforce and the need to maintain compliance and resilience in this area.

Presentations will include a session from Microsoft on its new Forefront family of security products. Registration for this and a further series of security-related events from Sapphire are at http://www.sapphire.net/news/events.asp.

Later in the month, the spotlight falls on BI as Black Marble ( http://www.blackmarble.co.uk ) presents a full-day seminar entitled “Make the Most of your IT Systems using Business Intelligence” in Bradford on February 27. Products to be covered will include Excel 2007 (client), SQL/Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Excel Server.

More info at https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032317447 and for registration email mailto:events@blackmarble.co.uk or call the company on 01274 841305.

Jim Stirling