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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...
12 Oct 2009
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...
10 Aug 2009
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...
29 Jul 2009
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
3 Jul 2009
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 receive...
30 Apr 2009
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...
27 Apr 2009
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...
24 Apr 2009
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...
2 Apr 2009
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...
30 Mar 2009
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...
23 Mar 2009
BizSpark Ireland/Northern Ireland NPs now mapped on Virtual Earth
Check out: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&encType=1&cid=9DB6558068AD0F4D!278 A few gaps in there – am working on it, particularly in South West…Let me know if you have any NPs in mind!
19 Mar 2009
Podcast & Screencast: Slow Train Software, WPF, Windows 7
Slow Train Software are a Dublin-based software development company who recently delivered a fantastic WPF-based user experience to their customer in the form of Velocitek Speedplay . Velocitek is a leading provider of GPS equipment for sailors. Their products enable dinghy and sport boats sailors...
16 Mar 2009
Awakening Creative Entrepreneurship, Mar 25th – 27th 2009
I’m going to be attending / speaking about BizSpark at the ACE un-conference on Friday March 27th. Full details available at http://ace.noribic.com/ – it’s free, but register early as it’s likely to fill up quickly! AWAKENING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP An un-conference about all things creativity Ace...
13 Mar 2009
Irish startup TradeFacilitate nominated in InformationWeek’s Startup 50 Competition
Startup 50 is a competition being run by InformationWeek magazine to find the most innovative and compelling 50 startups worldwide . More details on the competition at InformationWeek And if you feel like voting, you can vote by clicking on the below, it will take 1 minute of your time: Startup...
6 Mar 2009
Microsoft BizSpark & Startups in the Sunday Business Post
Some great visbility for BizSpark startups such as CarsNow, TradeFacilitate and TalkIrish. http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=NEWS+FEATURES-qqqm=nav-qqqid=39944-qqqx=1.asp
2 Mar 2009
Microsoft BizSpark – Northern Ireland launch, March 12th 2009
Microsoft Bizspark - NI Launch Date: 12 th March Time: 08.00-10.00am Location: Malone House Momentum is delighted to host a two hour breakfast briefing along with Invest NI and Microsoft for software companies and start-ups to focus on the key issues for software companies and the support which is available...
2 Mar 2009
BizSpark in the Irish Times
Following on from the Innovation Accelerator Event earlier this week… http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2009/0227/1224241883479.html
27 Feb 2009
LinkedIn Group for BizSpark Startups in Ireland/Northern Ireland
Quick one for those enrolled on the BizSpark program, I’ve set up a group on LinkedIn to help with Networking…Sign up here
20 Feb 2009
CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors
Interesting article http://www.sans.org/top25errors/ – also useful as a checklist for code reviews maybe? I guess the question is, how many of them are you / have you been guilty of? (ending a sentence with a preposition doesn’t count, thankfully :-))
9 Feb 2009
Enterprise Acceleration Centre @ Limerick IT : BizSpark event Thursday Feb 5th 2009
For those of you in the Limerick region who are involved in software start-ups, you might be interested in attending an event being run by the EAC in Limerick IT on Thursday 5th Feb 2009. Yours truly is speaking on the details of BizSpark, there are also speakers from the ISA and Enterprise Ireland so...
22 Jan 2009
Digiweb Online Edge Seminar on Microsoft BizSpark, Dublin, Tuesday Jan 27th 2009
Digiweb , one of our BizSpark Network Partners in Ireland, is running an event in their Network Operation Centre to cover the Microsoft BizSpark program for software start-ups. The agenda is inline below, you can find further details / instructions on how to register here . Ronan Geraghty -...
22 Jan 2009
Innovate!Europe 2009 coming to Dublin - workshop for startups, Feb 4th 2009
Innovate!Europe is a competition designed to identify Europe’s most promising startups and accelerate their drive into the global technology market, and they are holding a workshop in Dublin on February 4th (check out http://www.innovate-events.com for more details). Essentially it's a competition...
21 Jan 2009
Financing Solution for Irish Businesses
In December Microsoft Ireland launched a Financing Solution, a new service to provide financial assistance for Irish businesses wishing to procure and deploy business applications and services. It provides up to 100% of eligible software, hardware and services costs. Obviously in the current climate...
15 Jan 2009
BizSpark event : 19th Jan (Dubin) : update, new speakers :-)
Quick update to my previous post on this event: : by happy coincidence, it turns out that Claire O'Halloran is in town on 19th Jan and will deliver the introduction to BizSpark. I'm delighted about this as Claire is the Local Software Economy and Innovation Lead for EMEA and has been heavily involved...
12 Jan 2009
InnovateOn for ISVs: why?
Here's why :-) Click on any of the links below to get step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the various development stages. You can also find resources for your solution using the neat Silverlight search app at http://www.innovateon.com/advancedsearch.aspx where you can search based...
12 Jan 2009
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