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  • 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: NDRC calls for proposals under 3 newly launched programs

    This looks v. interesting. Drill down into each of the links to get details of the funding available etc. (in some cases funding of up to 100% is available!) The NDRC is currently calling for project proposals under three newly launched programmes: Entrepreneurial Internships Programme   CTR Feasibility...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: (Free) 2 day Windows 7 Developer Training, Dublin: June 11th & 12th 2009

    This instructor led training course will show developers how to build the next generation of software applications which deliver the richer application experiences and positive product discriminators that users now expect. The course will consist of approximately 50% instructor presentation (PowerPoint...
  • 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: Alpha toolkit for the Windows 7 Software Logo Program now available

    The alpha toolkit for the Windows 7 Software Logo Program is now available. The toolkit provides you with a quick and agile, automated, light weight command-line tool to verify their application’s compliance against the technical requirements . The toolkit is being made available and supported through...
  • 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: 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference: (and details of awards)

    Registration is now open for this year's Worldwide Partner conference, scheduled for July 13-16 in New Orleans. By attending you can gain exclusive access to the latest information and insights about upcoming Microsoft strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and programs—directly from Microsoft leadership...
  • 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 the...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: 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!
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: NovaUCD hosting an Open Day on 24th March

    NovaUCD, a BizSpark Network Partner, is hosting an Open Day on 24 th March : www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novaucdopenday NovaUCD, is hosting an Open Day ( www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novaucdopenday ) on Tuesday March 24 th as part of the 2009 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Enterprise Week ( www.dlrenterpriseweek.ie )....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Database Schema Provider for Visdual Studio Team System 2010 – Quest Software

    I know that plenty of people will be very happy to see this! Quest , a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System See http://www.teamfuze.net/index.jspa   for more details, with a good post for context by the VS TS DB team here: http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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
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