Thoughts from Microsoft Ireland

A random collection of news and links about Microsoft Ireland by Tom Murphy

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ireland Wins Repak Recycling Award

    At the 7th Repak Recycling Awards last week, Microsoft Ireland won the Best Prevention Initiative Award for the re-design of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac packaging. The Awards serve to recognise and commend both businesses and schools that are exemplars in packaging minimisation, prevention and...
  • Blog Post: Irish companies need to re-think how they dispose of old PCs

    Microsoft Ireland is asking Irish companies to re-assess how they manage the disposal of end-of-life PCs and to consider the re-use of the computers they’re replacing. Currently the vast majority of Irish business PCs end up in storage or landfill but the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR)...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft introduces free power management software for PCs

    Two new applications have been released to enable consumers and business to improve the power management of their PCs, resulting in lower energy consumption. For consumers: Verdiem’s Edison is a free energy-monitoring application for eco-conscious consumers. You can use it to more actively control...
  • Blog Post: Second Irish Team Qualify for the Imagine Cup Global Finals

    Fantastic news, a second Irish team have qualified for the global finals of the 2008 Imagine Cup finals in Paris next month. The team, which is called AcidRain, hail from NUI Maynooth and they have qualified with a project which enables diesel engined cars to use vegatable oil as fuel.  As part...
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