The whole Developer and Platform group have joined forces to start an MSDN Ireland Group Blog, including new developers Martha Rotter and Ronan Geraghty (who I must say are off to an amazing start with the group).  Inimitable community guru Clare Dillon, as well as Olive Cannon and Ciara Murphy, who you might know through our events and the Partner Program, will also be posting on that blog.

It's a great idea: you can subscribe to one feed and get all the news from the group.  So if you're keen to keep up with all the latest Developer and Platform Group news, I'd recommend that you visit and subscribe to the new blog.

MSDN Flash Ireland Newsletter

Martha and Ronan are going to be carrying on the bi-weekly MSDN Flash Ireland newsletter, which contains local event information, as well as news from MSDN and now guest columns.  You can sign up for the newsletter through the Ireland TechConnection site.

Local Usergroups

Someone asked me today if TechEd Europe in Barcelona is going to be worth attending.  I learn a lot from the big Microsoft events, but did you also know that thanks to our local usergroups there are some very high-quality local events taking place all over the island, and these are often free?  If you sign up to the Flash Newsletter and follow the MSDN Ireland blog, the team will keep you up to date about these.