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  • Blog Post: Jesse Liberty Visiting Ireland and Northern Ireland

    We’ve had such amazing visiting speakers lately, and joining us shortly is Jesse Liberty , self-confirmed Silverlight Geek. Jesse is visiting Dublin, Belfast and Cork to talk about Silverlight development, and as Jesse has created a lot of the training content on http://silverlight.net , you won’t get...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Launch Events – Ireland & Northern Ireland

    Many of you have already received e-mail invites from us or from community organizations about the Visual Studio 2010 Launch events here in Ireland and Northern Ireland, so this is just a quick update about the events. We have a few prizes for folks who attend the events and folks who download VS2010...
  • Blog Post: WordCamp Ireland 2010

    Just a quick post as I’ve gotten several e-mails asking for my WordCamp Ireland slides. The slides can be downloaded here: http://www.slideshare.net/martharotter/free-tools-for-wordpress-users-from-microsoft My talk was “Free Tools for WordPress Sites”, and I covered several free tools people can download...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Talks and Events

    November just started and it’s shaping up to be quite a busy month already. The Silverlight Jumpstart course I mentioned previously on my blog kicks off its second round this week at the Westbury.  The course is full for both in-person attendees and LiveMeeting attendees, however if you’re interested...
  • Blog Post: Azure Academy Module 1, Dublin Oct 22nd 2009

    Microsoft Ireland and the National Digital Research Centre present Azure Academy, a series of FREE Level 300 Technical training seminars for a select group of invite-only customers and partners. Half-day instructor-led training seminars will be run on a bimonthly basis, giving attendees exclusive and...
  • Blog Post: Great Technical Speakers in Ireland & Northern Ireland

    Thanks to the over 200 of you who showed up to meet Scott Guthrie and hear him talk.  Judging by the questions people were asking yesterday, people are very excited about ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET 4/VS2010!  In fact there were so many questions, Scott had to skip the Silverlight talk.  Not...
  • Blog Post: Can’t Get Enough Scott: “Gu And A” Scheduled for Sunday September 27th

    The Scott Guthrie event on Monday, September 28th filled up in three days.  We have a waitlist for the event at the moment. So for those of you who would still like to see Scott, he has graciously agreed to host a second event on Sunday evening.  We’ll be at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel (formerly...
  • Blog Post: Guathon

    I couldn’t help but laugh at the Manchester GUATHON event registration page for Scott Guthrie .  Scott is dropping by Manchester after his visit to Dublin, and they did a great job compiling a list of “things you might not know about Scott Guthrie” which includes such gems as: When Scott Guthrie...
  • Blog Post: SCOTT GUTHRIE COMES TO DUBLIN!

    This is HUGE news  – Scott Guthrie is coming to Dublin to do an afternoon with .NET developers in Dublin city centre!  I couldn’t be more excited! You can register here: http://short.ie/scottgu Who: THE GU! What: A full afternoon workshop covering ASP.NET MVC, .NET 4, Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 ISV App compat drop-in clinics : week of 31st August 2009, Dublin

    With the recent release to manufacture (RTM) of Window 7 now is the time for ISVs to make sure your applications are ready for Microsoft’s latest version of Windows. Over the next few months we will be running a number of Application Compatibility briefings and drop-in clinics, where we have a very high...
  • Blog Post: Out-of-band security bulletins

    This is post is to notify you that Microsoft released two out-of-band security bulletins on July 28, 2009. One bulletin is for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line; application developers should be aware of updates available affecting certain types of applications. The second bulletin contains defence...
  • Blog Post: Bizspark logos for Network Partners and Startups

    We now offer a BizSpark logo program for Network Partners and Startups (see NP home page screenshot below). You simply need to log in to your home page, accept the logo agreement and you can use the BizSpark logo in your Marketing Materials. Here are the examples of the Startup and Network Partner Logos...
  • Blog Post: Hothouse Venture Programme Accepting Applications

    Applications are now being accepted for the very successful Dublin Institute of Technology Hothouse Venture Program.  Hothouse is an annual incubation programme for 16 graduate entrepreneurs to provide them with support, training, workspace, networking, business counselling and more.  The deadline...
  • Blog Post: Blogging and Social Media for Business Seminar: June 13th in Limerick

    I noticed this event coming to Limerick in June and wanted to give it a mention as I think a lot of people would benefit from this schedule of Ireland’s top experts in social media & online networking. According to the overview , topics included are as follows: * Bernard Goldbach: Using Twitter effectively...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009: Innovative Students Take Science Gallery by Storm

    April 30th was a very competitive day in Dublin.  Students from around Ireland competed in Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup competition at the Science Gallery in Trinity College. The Imagine Cup is a contest open to students all around the world.  Winners from each country go on to the finals...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 ISV Remediation (App Compat) Workshops, Dublin, June 15th-19th 2009

    June 15 th -19 th 2009 New Horizons, Strand House 22-24 Strand Street Great Dublin This is a set of half day and full day workshops where participants will have the opportunity to test their application for compatibility with the most recent publicly available version of Windows 7. You will also...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 7 App Compat Resource for ISVs in Ireland / Northern Ireland

      Windows 7 is coming and excitement is building among consumers and enterprises. Therefore, as an ISV it is critical that your solution is compatible with Windows 7 - now is the right time to ensure you are ready for the Windows 7 wave. If you have a solution on either the Windows Vista or Windows...
  • Blog Post: App Compat - Windows 7 Partner Readiness Day – online event, May 7th 2009

    Check out http://www.windowspartnerreadinessday.com/index.html and the ISV track at http://www.windowspartnerreadinessday.com/isvihv.html for a chance to learn about Windows 7 – all sessions will be recorded for viewing after the event as well…. ISV & IHV Session Information Time Topic Speaker 8...
  • Blog Post: Azure Services Training for Developers, Dublin May 28th 2009

    This is a 1 day training course on Azure for developers, details of the agenda and venue are inline below. For more details and to get registered, please contact me . Registration Azure Services Platform Overview Break Introduction to Windows Azure ...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon – Best of MIX09 Event

    I’m still trying to get through a few more videos from MIX09 (videos are posted here: http://videos.visitmix.com/ ).  But while I work through those to find the best nuggets and most useful information for you, I was wondering if you could help me out with something.  We’re putting together...
  • Blog Post: Dublin Business Innovation Centre / BizSpark Cluster briefing, April 29th 2009

    DBIC/GEC are one of our recent Network Partners in Ireland and have arranged a Breakfast Briefing on April 29th. Full details are in the document attached to this post - come along to hear details of a plan to facilitate a cluster of BizSpark startups in the GEC. Any questions, please feel free...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Ireland – News and Upcoming Events for April / May 2009

    Virtual Earth offer for BizSpark startups Microsoft Virtual Earth , the integrated GIS mapping, imaging, search, and data visualization web service platform,  has now been added to the Bizspark program. As a BizSpark member, you can now get a Microsoft Virtual Earth account for commercial production...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft European Investor Summit, Prague, 12/13 May 2009

    Coinciding with the first European SME Week, Microsoft will bring together key players from the investment community, entrepreneurs and start-ups, innovation organizations, incubators, Partners and Microsoft executives involved in the next generation of technologies and programs to support early stage...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark startups get access to the Metro portal : free Support and Training

    This is a very significant development in the BizSpark program! Metro is a program we’ve been running for a couple of yearss which provides access to training and a broad range of pre-release support for projects based on Microsoft’s newest technologies, and now all BizSpark startups have access to...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark latest in Ireland/Northern Ireland

    Microsoft BizSpark has been receiving a lot of attention in the media over the last number of weeks, featuring on RTE’s Prime Time , The Wide Angle on NewsTalk 106, associated coverage in the Sunday Business Post , the Irish Times and the Irish Independent, and details of the Northern Ireland launch...
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