MSDN FLASH IRELAND – INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES – 31 OCTOBER 2008

Top News Silverlight 2 Now Available for Download You can now upgrade to Silverlight 2 to get new features for rich Internet application development and streaming media. Find out more about Silverlight 2 and read the press release for more on Microsoft’s plans, including further support of open source communities. New Visual Studio Team System…


Hey Students – Stay Up-To-Date with Microsoft Technology

I have some cool news for students today.  As a student, it can often be hard to keep up with what’s new and exciting at Microsoft, what is the interesting new technology, and where to find great deals and offers. So together with Liam Cronin, Microsoft Ireland’s Academic Engagement Manager, and the help of some…


Josh Holmes: Architecture of RIA

I am finishing putting together the video from Josh Holmes’ recent visit to Dublin.  If you’re looking for his slides, you can find them here. In the meantime, I wanted to post a link to a couple of posts Josh has.  First of all, here’s a link to “Architecture of RIA from JAOO”: Architecture of…


PDC Updates So Far

The PDC, or Professional Developers Conference, is two days in and I am so jealous of all the folks that are in Los Angeles for it this week. If you’re just now tuning in, here’s a quick recap: * Monday was Cloud Computing day.  Ray Ozzie introduced Windows Azure, the operating system in the cloud,…


MSDN FLASH IRELAND – INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES – 15 OCTOBER 2008

  Top News Introducing the Next Version of Visual Studio and .NET Framework See how the next generation of developer tools will help democratize ALM with a unique solution that brings all the members of a development organization into the application development life cycle, and removes many of the existing barriers to integration. See Visual…


One More Event: SQL Server User Group Event in Dublin

I also wanted to mention one other event coming up next week.  The SQL Server User Group is having Shahar Bar, CEO of Valinor, talk about High Availability and Business Continuity with SQL 2008 at the Microsoft building on Monday, October 13th at 18:00.  Shahar is also a Senior SQL Server consultant for Valinor, which…


Upcoming Event in Cork: SQL Server – Index Internals and Performance

I wanted to let you know about a great event coming up in Cork: Microsoft MVP Niall Flanagan will be presenting on Monday, October 13th at 19:00 in the Imperial Hotel on the topic of SQL Server – Index Internals & Performance. Summary: This talk will cover the structures and benefits of various kinds of…