Friday, December 26, 2014

Free SharePoint Consultant Training

Advance your career, develop new skills, and network with your peers.

Become a SharePoint super user.

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!

Microsoft Specialist Training

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http://www.blacksgonegeek.com/sharepointconsultants


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from Blacks Gone Geek


John 3:16

New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

What is Office 365? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar 2014-12-17

Microsoft Office and Office 365 products can help you increase productivity from more places, on any device. That's why 60% of the Fortune 500 have adopted Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months.

Office 365

"Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet, such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Do you have 30 Minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make Office 365 work for you!

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Monday, November 3, 2014

What is Office 365? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

Microsoft Office and Office 365 products can help you increase productivity from more places, on any device. That's why 60% of the Fortune 500 have adopted Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months.

Office 365

"Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet, such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Do you have 30 Minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make Office 365 work for you!

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 Blacks Gone Geek IT Job Outlook - Survey Now Open

 
Did you know that the current employment in the IT sector can be best described as a tale of two markets? In general there is high demand for professionals with specialized skills and then there is the rest of the market with unemployment still in the pre–recession double digits. The trend tells a story of a market in sharp demand for Knowledge workers but a dismal performance for those continuing to seek employment in low skill jobs.


The only way to get ahead and stay ahead in this challenging job market is to constantly distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating great performance and maintaining highly marketable skills.


But what are the highly marketable skills for IT professionals today? Every year we conduct a Blacks Gone Geek Readers Poll to tap into the "Wisdom of the Crowd" because we want you to know what's happening in the "real world".


Please take this short 5-minute survey. Your valuable input will provide insight into where IT jobs are growing and highlight the current and future trends in the industry. Please take action today!


Survey results will be published on Blacks Gone Geek website (www.blacksgonegeek.org) in December.




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Sunday, October 19, 2014

What is SharePoint Online? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

SharePoint is a web application framework and platform developed by Microsoft. First launched in 2001, SharePoint integrates intranet, content management and document management, but recent versions have broader capabilities.

Whether working as a team or an individual, SharePoint helps you organize information, people and projects. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure on your own.  Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas and reinvent the way you work together.

What is SharePoint Online?

What is SharePoint Online?

SharePoint is a powerful tool used by small businesses and large companies alike to seamlessly connect with internal and external users.

How can you become a SharePoint power user?

Got questions? We've got answers. Join us for a free online webinar and learn how you can use SharePoint online to organize your documents and files on your intranet and promote your business on the internet.

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...



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Friday, October 10, 2014

What is Office 365? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

Microsoft Office and Office 365 products can help you increase productivity from more places, on any device. That's why 60% of the Fortune 500 have adopted Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months.

Office 365

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Our vision is to bring modern productivity experiences that are essential for organizations to effectively transform productivity in order to continue to innovate, be responsive to customers and drive business results. 

Don't get left behind. 

Do you have 30 Minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make Office 365 work for you!

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What is SharePoint Online? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

Whether working as a team or an individual, SharePoint helps you organize information, people and projects. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure on your own.  Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas and reinvent the way you work together. SharePoint is a powerful tool used by small businesses and large companies alike to seamlessly connect with internal and external users.

What is SharePoint Online?

What is SharePoint Online?

How can you become a SharePoint power user?

Got questions? We've got answers. Join us for a free online webinar and learn how you can use SharePoint online to organize your documents and files on your intranet and promote your business on the internet.

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What is Office 365? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

Microsoft Office and Office 365 products can help you increase productivity from more places, on any device. That's why 60% of the Fortune 500 have adopted Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months.

Office 365

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Our vision is to bring modern productivity experiences that are essential for organizations to effectively transform productivity in order to continue to innovate, be responsive to customers and drive business results.

Do you have 30 Minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make Office 365 work for you!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern
Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

What is SharePoint Online? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

SharePoint Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies that help organizations store, share, and manage digital information. SharePoint Online makes it easier for groups on projects to communicate and collaborate in the cloud. Built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, this hosted service is ideal for working on projects, storing data and documents in a central location, and sharing information with others.


Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make SharePoint Online work for you!

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

What is Office 365? The best way to get things done!

 Microsoft Office and Office 365 products can help you increase productivity from more places, on any device. That's why 60% of the Fortune 500 have adopted Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months.

Office 365

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Our vision is to bring modern productivity experiences that are essential for organizations to effectively transform productivity in order to continue to innovate, be responsive to customers and drive business results.

Do you have 30 Minutes to spare? Get tips on how to make Office 365 work for you!

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Click here to learn more...


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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What is Office 365? Free Knowledge Sharing Webinar

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based service hosted by Microsoft that brings together familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications with business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging (IM), video conferencing, and file sharing. I like it because you can build a company website with easy-to-use templates. You can manage your website without IT staff because of the easy-to-use web-based content management system.

Office 365 comes in many shapes and sizes which can be very confusing when you're trying to decide which product works best for you. So we're hosting a free online  webinar to explain how you can use Office 365 to promote you and your business.

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time: 8 pm Central, 9 pm Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SharePoint Consultants

Advance your career, develop new skills, and network with your peers.

Become a SharePoint super user.

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!



Date: Wednesdays

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Dial-in Number: by invitation only 


Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to milt@blacksgonegeek.org

Cost: Requires the purchase of an Office 365 license for minimum of $8 per month. Click the link below for a list of plan options: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-all-office-365-for-business-plans-FX104051403.aspx

We recommend the E1 plan at $8 a month if you don’t need the desktop software. And we recommend the midsize business plan at $15 a month if you want the desktop software.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:2

This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will get to learn and use SharePoint Online to create a SharePoint Team Site and build an externally facing public website. SharePoint consultants achieve Microsoft Sales Specialist accreditation and Microsoft certification (74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business).

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week. 

Guiding Principle: We teach others how to fully utilize Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online to grow their career "net worth" as SharePoint consultants. Here's the catch, you have to learn these skill sets as an intern first.

Click the link below for more information:
http://www.blacksgonegeek.com/sharepointconsultants



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Microsoft relaunches Office Web Apps as Office Online

 
The rebranded online suite now offers its own startup Web page, a lineup of new templates, and easier ways to jump from one app to another.
 
More…
 
Collaborate with Office Online
 
Contact BGG Consulting Services for more information on how you can get started using Office Online.
 
Milt Haynes, Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer
Blacks Gone Geek


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Friday, May 30, 2014

Top 4 Reasons You Should Have a Professional Bio

Marcie Hill


Professionals are often told to have a current resume when looking for a job and to have business cards when attending networking events. One marketing tool they should have, but don't really think about unless it's requested, is a professional bio.

If you are an executive, business owner, a professional in any industry or even a stay-at-home mom and don't have a bio, check out the top four reasons you should have one.

Spotlight Who You Are

While a resume focuses mostly on aspects of your work life, your bio gives an overview of your entire professional life. You can also include personal details like your mission, goals and philosophies, as well as family information.

Share What You Do

Share things that you do outside of work - hobbies, community service and professional, social or civic organizations and professional development - that brings you joy.

Highlight Those You Serve

Who do you serve? How do you serve them? Why do you serve them? What are the results of your service? In addition to answering these questions, note how you benefited and learned from these groups.

Brag About Yourself

Here are a few bragging points that should be included in your bio: accomplishments, awards and honors; leadership roles and responsibilities; and starting a business, programs or other initiatives. You worked hard to achieve these things, and you need to share them with the world!

Above are the top four reasons you should have professional bio. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of your professional life, it also serves as an effective marketing tool.


Marcie Hill is a freelance writer, blogger and author of How to Write a POWERFUL Professional Bio, which is currently available on Smashwords. 



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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I passed Microsoft's 74-325 exam! 

                  

The Microsoft 74-325 exam covers Office 365 Administration for Small Business and SharePoint Online. So now I can add Microsoft Specialist certification to my resume. And with my certification, Blacks Gone Geek achieved Silver Competency status in Small Business. This is an important achievement for BGG Consulting group which has grown to 26 consultants. 

You too can advance your career, develop new skills, network with your peers and become a SharePoint consultant.

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!



Date: Wednesdays

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Dial-in Number: by invitation only 


Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to milt@blacksgonegeek.org

Cost: Requires the purchase of an Office 365 license for minimum of $6 per month. Click the link below for a list of plan options: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-all-office-365-for-business-plans-FX104051403.aspx

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:2
We recommend the E1 plan at $8 a month if you don’t need the desktop software. And we recommend the midsize business plan at $15 a month if you want the desktop software.

This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will get to learn and use SharePoint Online to create a SharePoint Team Site and build an externally facing public website. SharePoint consultants achieve Microsoft Sales Specialist accreditation and Microsoft certification (74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business).

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week. 

Guiding Principle: We want to learn and teach others how to fully utilize Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online to grow their career "net worth" as SharePoint consultants. Here's the catch, you have to learn these skill sets as an intern first.

Click the link below for more information:
http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/SharePointConsultants.aspx


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

SharePoint Consultants

 
Advance your career, develop new skills, and network with your peers.

Become a SharePoint super user.

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!



Date: Wednesdays

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Dial-in Number: by invitation only 


Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to milt@blacksgonegeek.org

Cost: Requires the purchase of an Office 365 license for minimum of $5 per month. Click the link below for a list of plan options: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans-FX102918419.aspx

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:2

This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will get to learn and use SharePoint Online to create a SharePoint Team Site and build an externally facing public website. SharePoint consultants achieve Microsoft Sales Specialist accreditation and Microsoft certification (74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business).

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week. 

Guiding Principle: We want to learn and teach others how to fully utilize Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online to grow their career "net worth" as SharePoint consultants. Here's the catch, you have to learn these skill sets as an intern first.

Click the link below for more information:
http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/SharePointConsultants.aspx

Friday, February 28, 2014

SharePoint Consultants

 Advance your career, develop new skills, and network with your peers. 

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!



Date: Wednesdays, starting March 5, 2014

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Dial-in Number: by invitation only

Cost: Requires the purchase of an Office 365 license for minimum of $5 per month.

Click the link below for a list of plan options:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans-FX102918419.aspx

Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to milt@blacksgonegeek.org

This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will get to learn and use SharePoint Online to create a SharePoint TeamSite and build an externally facing public website.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week.

Guiding Principle: We want to learn and teach others how to fully utilize Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online to grow their career “net worth” as SharePoint consultants. Here’s the catch, you have to learn these skill sets as an intern first.

Click the link below for more information:
http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/SharePointConsultants.aspx



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Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Blacks Gone Geek IT Job Outlook Survey Results

 
When it comes to overall job prospects for IT professionals, 2014 will look a lot like last year, with 32% of companies expecting to increase head count in their IT shops, compared with 33% in 2013, according to Computerworld's annual Forecast survey. 

That's what Computerworld says, but it’s your opinion that matters. Do you believe the job market is getting better? Every year we conduct a Blacks Gone Geek Readers Poll because we want to know what's happening in the "real world"! Here are the results for the 2014 survey.

Survey Results Observations
1.    88% think the job market is the same or improving and 12% think the job market is in lousy or pretty bad (up from 6% for 2013).
2.    Project Manager topped the list as the hottest job in 2014 followed by application development and cloud administrator.
3.    Careers in the cloud and mobile scored high in all categories 2 years in a row.
4.    Cyber security is the #1 career choice with greatest market demand 2 years in a row followed by big data and application development.
5.    Best Advice:
a. Update and maintain your skill sets (volunteer for challenging work assignments in new technology)
b. Keep current on new and emerging technologies
c. Become certified in your field of expertise
d. Network and understand how to brand yourself

For more information regarding this survey, please visit our website at: http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/2014ITJobOutlookBlacksGoneGeekReadersPoll.aspx



What is the Wisdom of the Crowd?
 
The wisdom of the crowd refers to the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question. Join the experiment. Join the discussion on Blacks Gone Geek (http://www.blacksgonegeek.org/Pages/JointheBlacksGoneGeekCommunity.aspx) to share your observations and recommendations.

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We wish to thank all of the survey respondents for sharing their opinions and feedback. Please contact us for more information.


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