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  • Blog Post: Altaro giving all Hyper-V admins 50 free licenses of their desktop backup solution – End December 24th

    Altaro, developers of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, are giving something back this holiday season and are giving every Microsoft Hyper-V admin 50 licenses of their desktop backup software, that’s up to $2,000 worth of software.   There’s no catch! All you need to do is send them a screenshot of Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: IT Professional Training at reduced rates - places still available!

    03/11/2008, Dublin (BT): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services 3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here 10/11/2008, Dublin (Global Knowledge ): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization in Depth 3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here 13/11/2008, Dublin...
  • Blog Post: IMPORTANT: Deploy October Critical Microsoft Security Update Immediately!

    You will recall that on the 23rd October we released the out-of-band update MS08-067 . Deployment of this update has been high, but a worm, Worm:Win32/Conficker, has been detected across the world with increasing frequency. If you have not done so already, please protect yourself by installing the update...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Released!

    Today, January 26 at 12pm PT, Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) was released to tech and consumer enthusiasts in a total of 25 languages. The goals of this announcement are to drive global excitement, strengthen long-term confidence in Internet Explorer and help drive demand for Internet...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has an official release date!

    As we toured around Ireland on the Windows 7 Tour, the single most asked question was around when was it coming out. Well…….. “TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 2, 2009 — Microsoft is so confident with the progress made with the development of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 that it will...
  • Blog Post: Deployment Event - Win an Xbox Elite with a copy of Rockstar

    This is your final call to register for the TechNet 'Desktop Deployment' seminar taking place next week ( 17th December 2008 10am to 1pm). And did I mention there will be an xbox Elite with a copy of Rockband up from grabs in the draw at the end of the event??!! Senior Microsoft Consultants will...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Vista deployment training

    Check this out!!...really good training called Deployment Learning Snacks....its at least level 300 technically and gives demos of how to deploy Windows Vista using the deployment tools. In this interactive session you will learn how you can quickly and easily deploy Windows Vista across a network...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Security Update

    Microsoft released a security bulletin (out-of-band) to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer on all currently supported versions of Windows. The bulletin was released at approximately 10 A.M. Pacific Time (6pm GMT) on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. This security update was released outside...
  • Blog Post: Tech Days: Galway March10, Cork March12 (7pm-9.30pm)

    Tech Days, a joint effort between Microsoft and the IT Pro community, is bringing exceptional up-to-date technical content to Galway and Cork. Register and learn more about these evening events @ http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/technet/techdays.aspx Galway will cover Windows 7 and Client Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance...Need Answers?

    Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of industry experts for a LIVE virtual roundtable to explore your top of mind performance issues, common misconfigurations, and tips on how to fix them. From boot times and applets to disk performance and battery life, find out how to optimize Windows Vista and what...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualisation (App-V) 5.0

    Everything you ever wanted to know about App-V 5.0 Guest post by Rory Monaghan An Introduction to App-V 5.0 This video is a good introduction to App-V 5.0 for somebody who has never used App-V before. It covers the topics of what it is, why you should use it, where you can get it and leads into how to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Community Tech Days

    The countdown is on for MS Community Tech Days!... only two weeks until Galway and Cork at the time of posting this (Galway 10th and Cork 12th March). Blindingly good technical content to be caught! Learn more and register @ http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/technet/techdays.aspx . Tech Days are a...
  • Blog Post: First Look at Windows 7

    See the 'Spingboard Series' to learn about some of the highlights of Windows 7 for the IT professional including improvements in manageability, security and compliance, and deployment.
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 hits RTM

    Thursday May 28th saw the RTM of Operations Manager 2007 R2 being approved , which immediately initiated the next stage of the process ... getting this latest version of Microsoft's end-to-end monitoring product for IT environments and datacenters out to YOU ! Read more in our overview whitepaper , What...
  • Blog Post: Just launched! The new SkyDrive preview app for Windows Desktop (and updated SkyDrive app for Phone)

    SkyDrive now becomes an integral part of Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista (and Mac OS X)! Read on…. · SkyDrive for the Windows desktop - View and manage SkyDrive files & folder directly from Windows Explorer with this new preview app. Drag-and-drop to/ from SkyDrive using Windows Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Rocks!

    Now to Tech Ed...over 5,000 IT Professionals were at this annual conference, a small portion of whom were Irish! The keynote delivered by Brad Anderson, focused on the key to a 'Dynamic Enterprise in Changing Business Conditions' - this was ok...there were far more interesting and entertaining topics...
  • Blog Post: FREE Training on Windows Server 2012

    Remote Desktop Services (RDS) & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alex Juschin (Microsoft RDS MVP) will be delivering a day of free training on Windows Server 2012 RDS & VDI in Microsoft’s Leopardstown offices on Tuesday 26th March. Places are limited, so register early. Details of the event...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich Chat on Windows 7

    With every new OS release comes some new features, changes to old features, fixes, kernel updates and more. While you might have read about some of these new features you probably have questions and now is your chance to find out more about Windows 7. On Thursday, February 12th, Mark Russinovich will...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Azure Take Main Stage @ PDC

    I was away all last week in Barcelona at my first Tech Ed , and although PDC slightly stole its thunder the previous week with some major headlines around Windows 7 and Windows Azure, I was still very impressed by the Tech Ed experience! Before I give you the run-down on what went on in Barcelona, I...
  • Blog Post: Good Article on Windows 7 and Azure @ PDC

    John Collins wrote a good piece on some of the major announcements coming out of the Partner Developer Conference in LA last month, http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/innovation/2008/1103/1225321600281.html . The article focuses on Windows 7, Windows Azure, 'Software plus Services', as well as Ray Ozzie...
  • Blog Post: Learning Snacks are full of goodness! (and easy to digest)

    You may remember I posted Vista 'learning snacks' last month - well now they're available for Windows Server 2008 and Virtualisation too! They're actually really good! See here . Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning experts. Each Snack...
  • Blog Post: Good video to watch: Mark Russinovich on virtualization, Sysinternals and the cloud

    Here's some more interesting footage from TechEd that I missed before... Mark Russinovich, technical follow, about Windows 7, WS08 R2, virtualization and Vista. It's about 8 minutes long. You can watch Mark's interview here . In this interview from Microsoft Tech-Ed EMEA 2008 in Barcelona, author...
  • Blog Post: Windows Upgrade Offer – Windows 8 Pro for €14.99

    Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for € 14.99. The Windows Upgrade Offer went live on Saturday 2 nd June. Here’s how it works: Purchase a Windows 7 PC Register for the Windows Upgrade Offer on www.windowsupgradeoffer.com and receive a registration confirmation email Upon the release of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Come and get the Windows 7 Beta!

    Finally, the Windows 7 Beta is available for public download! I am about to download it myself and I have heard lots of positive reports from my colleagues, so I’m very encouraged! Windows 7 Beta Has Officially Launched! After much anticipation, Microsoft has now made Windows 7 Beta available for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Surface Pro arriving in UK and Ireland next month

    Microsoft has confirmed the Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet PC will arrive in the UK and Irish markets before the end of May   The Surface Pro is a 64-bit tablet PC that combines beauty, power and mobility. Available with up to 128 GB of storage and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface Pro...