Recap: User Experience Day

Thanks to everyone who attended our User Experience day here in Sandyford last week.  Guest speaker from Microsoft Austria Max Knor, Ronan and I all had a great time.  I have several resources, slides and links listed below for the attendees and anyone else who might be interested.  If you have further questions or comments…


Women in Technology event in Sligo: 10 December

This year Microsoft Ireland has some really enthusiastic and hard-working Student Partners.  I have been quite impressed by all of the ones I have met so far.  IT Sligo Student Partner Cristina Luminea has put together what looks to be a fantastic event next week, and I’m very excited to head along to that and…


Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices

When I meet customers Agile Development comes up a lot, so this is a timely paper from Microsoft’s patterns & practices group, which has been following an agile, distributed development approach for the past five years. During this time teams within the group have experimented extensively with different approaches to best address the challenges of…

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Microsoft Ireland Podcast: Modernising your VB6 code with NewCode

(I’m hoping to invite (fairly regularly) ISVs/Partners/Customers in Ireland/Northern Ireland to come talk about the development of their products and applications. If you’d like to participate in the future please contact me.) In this podcast (or mp3-on-a-share as I’m told I should be calling it, you know who you are!) I talk to Peter Owens,…

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MSDN FLASH IRELAND – INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES – 2 DECEMBER 2008

Top News Find Special Offers on Visual Studio 2008 Microsoft has announced several special promotions for Visual Studio users, such as 30% off when you upgrade from Visual Studio Team System to the complete Team Suite, two editions for the price of one, and huge savings on MSDN Subscription upgrades. New Secure Development Lifecycle Programs…


System Center 2007 Management Pack for TFS 2008

(For context: System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) allows provides monitoring, troubleshooting, audit collection, and reporting for any server workload or application, including the base operating system, system hardware, and other management agents)   Enter the new TFS 2008 Management Pack for System Center Operations Management 2007 to help you, yes, manage and monitor exposed services…

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NIMTUG Event: rePDC

The Northern Ireland Microsoft Technology Users Group is hosting an event on Monday evening, December 1st (I can’t believe it’s almost December already!).  It’s called “rePDC: The Best of the PDC.”  If you weren’t able to make it to the PDC in Los Angeles this year, this is the event for you.  The event is…


Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate

  The Microsoft Web Platform Installer is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.0, SQL Server 2008 Express, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1. The Web Platform Installer offers a…

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