Hugh Valentine will show you how to get started with the Microsoft’s powerful cloud platform by building a basic conversation bot. Along with an introduction into a number of other Microsoft products like Office 365, Teams and SharePoint. He will explain how to avoid the common pitfalls, what you can play with for free and how to understand the benefits.This will be a hands-on session from Hugh with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.



Speaker: Hugh Valentine 

Hugh Valentine, Managing Director of Valto, a Chester-based Technology consultancy, specialising in the Microsoft stack. They offer consultancy and support to a range of businesses on how to adopt new technologies like Azure, Office 365, SharePoint & Teams.




Recognising that many of you will be coming straight from work, we will be providing refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits, cold drinks, finger buffet, festive Christmas mince pies).

  • 5.45pm arrival
  • Talk from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by Q&A
  • Informal discussions to circa 8.00pm  

The hotel is located in the leafy village of Mollington, near Chester. Free parking. It is easily accessible from all directions, including Liverpool and Wirral down the M53, North Wales along the A55, from the south including the Wrexham area and from the east including Manchester along the M56.



Azure 101 - Bot Guide (PDF)



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Azure 101 – Build a Bot and learn about Microsoft's Azure Services, Office 365, Teams and SharePoint - Chester & North Wales Branch
Date and time
Wednesday 11 December, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa
Wentworth 1
Park Gate Road
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