Microsoft Ireland Team Blog

July, 2011

  • Microsoft Ireland Blog

    Kinect for Windows: Creating next-gen interfaces (now scheduled for 6th September)


    Here's the event you've (& we've :)) all been waiting for - date changed to 6th September

    We have had an overwhelming interst in developing Kinect applications for Windows and we have already seen some really strong local examples too from the academic community. At reMIX Dublin we promised we would put together a half-day on this topic before the summer was over - so here it is!

    The format of this event will largely centre around shared learnings from teams and individuals who have experience of developing applications for Kinect both since the SDK beta was released, and prior to the release.

    The plan is to open the event with some context and direction from the local Microsost developer evangelists, taking a look at the power of Kinect with some of the more imaginative application examples we've seen from across the world. Then we ope to recruit some of the local developers who have some nice Kinect demos they can show off, along with sharing their learnings.

    Final agenda with speakers etc. tbc.

    Where: Microsoft Ireland Building 3, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18
    When: 2pm-5.30pm 6th September

    Register here.



  • Microsoft Ireland Blog

    Microsoft BizSpark Workshop in association with Dublin City University


    Accelerating Startup Growth

    This lunchtime event is the ideal opportunity for you to further develop your knowledge and skill set surrounding the Microsoft Azure platform, learning from both Microsoft professionals and existing customers, who will share some of their experiences.

    Networking with experts

    Amongst the speakers at this lunch time seminar will be Josh Holmes and Wilbour Craddock, both of whom are Architect Evangelists for Microsoft Ireland.  We will also have John Dennehy (Zartis) and Ciaran McGowan (Staff Balance) speaking on their BizSpark and Windows Azure personal experiences and the benefits the programme has delivered to their business.


    Date: July 28th, 2011

    Location: DCUBS, Dublin City University, Dublin 9

    12pm - Registration, light lunch & refreshments

    12.15pm - Speakers

    Wilbour Craddock - Architect Evangelist, Microsoft

    John Dennehy - Zartis

    Ciaran McGowan - Staff Balance

    Josh Holmes - Architect Evangelist, Microsoft

    1.45pm - Q&A followed by networking


    Register here.

    Follow the discussion about the event on LinkedIn: BizSpark Start-ups and Network Partners, Ireland/Northern Ireland

    Follow us on Twitter to get updated with this and other events: MSIrlTechEvents

    Hashtag for the event: #bizsparkworkshopdublin


  • Microsoft Ireland Blog

    Learn about the Future of Windows at BUILD


    Last month, attendees at the D8 Conference, saw the next generation of Windows demonstrated for the first time. Internally code-named “Windows 8”, the next OS from Microsoft is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.

    Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) is being replaced this year by a one-off developer event focused on Windows, BUILD. BUILD is taking place in Anaheim in California from September 13th to 16th and although registrations have only been open for a relatively short time, it is due to sell out within the next few days. If you are interested in learning about the future of Windows, then do not miss your opportunity and register right away!

     BUILD will show you that Windows 8 changes everything!

    BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. Learn how to create powerful new apps while retaining the ability to use your existing apps. See how web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have full access to the power of the PC.  Explore how the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. See how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors.  BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows.

    If you are a contemporary developer, who thrives on the newest and coolest, who loves the freedom of the web and the power of all devices from mobile to desktop, you need to join us to help BUILD the future. Our approach means no compromises—you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer to run the apps you love.

    Register by August 1st and save $500.

    In 1995, Windows changed the PC. BUILD will show you that Windows 8 changes everything.

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