Waterfront Studios E16

Based in London E16, close to the developing Stratford City and within the London 2012 Olympic River Zone. Waterfront Studios is the name of a business centre in the heart of London docklands. This is a forum for the business community who work at this centre. A place to air your views, promote your business and share interesting topics.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rock around the Dock

"Dock Rock" will soon be here;


Wednesday 19 July - A-HA
Thursday 20 July - Van Morrison
Friday 21 July - UB40
Saturday 22 July - Roxy Music
Monday 24 July - Simple Minds
Tuesday 25 July - Sugababes
Wednesday 26 July - Katherine Jenkins with The National Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 27 July - Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Pay to network in our own business centre?

I couldn't attend the networking session on Friday (19th) whose idea was it to have it at that time anyway? (10.30-11.30am). I have to also question the need to pay to network in our own business centre. Did anyone attend? Care to post a review?

I would have thought with the abundance of bars, pubs (even boats such as the Henry Johnson parked ouside in the dock) that we have networking venues a plenty which would cost nothing at all to congregate and network in. All we need to do is pick a time (comment below if you wish to suggest suitable ones, but just after normal working hours is probably best) and pencil it in for a regular day like last Weds of each month or some such occurence... bob's your uncle - see you there! Hardly a difficult task eh? Who wants to volunteer be be chief networking guru?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Island with no name suffers delays

The summer island project which was planned to be opened on the 20th of May in Victoria Dock has had to be postponed due to delivery difficulties. The island is part of a scheme to encourage people to keep active and take up watersports such as sailing, canoeing, rowing, powerboating and raft building and is to be located in front of the Watersports Centre, in Tidal Basin Road. Lets hope this is not a sign of things to come with the Olympic venues and facilities.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

BT 21st Century Fibre Trial de-commissioning

The BT 21st Century fibre trial is now being de-commissioned from business units within Waterfront Studios. Those who were taking part in the trial and who are ELSBC tenants may now have to reconfigure their routers before they will connect properly to ELSBC's broadband service. SAS Telecom should be providing this support to us, but if you cant get hold of them and you get stuck give me a shout and I will tell you what I did to make it work properly.

New photo software from Google - Picasa

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organised by date with folder names you will recognise. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organised.

Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures – you can email, print photos home, make gift CDs, and even post pictures on your own blog.

To get your hands on (download) Picasa scroll down the right hand navigation menu on this web page and click on the Google photo link button.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Whats on at Excel in May?

5th-6th Business Startup (public/trade)
20th-21st Health and Beauty Training Show (public/trade)
23rd-25th The ACPO-APA Summer Conference & International Policing Exhibition 2006 (trade)
27th-28th London MCM Expo (public)

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