May the road rise to meet you…

  It’s time for me to sign off from this blog.  I’ll be over on www.robburke.net and wish you all the best.

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Keeping Connected to Microsoft in Ireland

The whole Developer and Platform group have joined forces to start an MSDN Ireland Group Blog, including new developers Martha Rotter and Ronan Geraghty (who I must say are off to an amazing start with the group).  Inimitable community guru Clare Dillon, as well as Olive Cannon and Ciara Murphy, who you might know through…

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After the Last Stand

When the XNA-fuelled fireworks were over at yesterday’s Last Stand in Dublin (literally and figuratively) I was totally lost for words. When does that ever happen?! What I really want to say most is thank you – especially to Clare Dillon, Philip McKeown, Fergal Breen and everyone else at Microsoft, MTUG, IrishDev and beyond who…

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Rob’s Last Stand: XNA, Microsoft Robotics Studio, 360s, Wiis, and Dancing Robots

Talk Abstract:  By day, he’s helped mild-mannered developers build n-tiered architectures using .NET technologies. But by night, the real Rob comes out.  The one that works endlessly – nay, furiously – with XNA and the Microsoft Robotics Studio.  And now, with backpack and camera over shoulders, he’s going freelance, making the IMTC, in fact, Rob’s…

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All good things …

It has now been almost three years since I joined Microsoft to work with developers in Ireland.  During that time, Microsoft has unleashed one-and-a-half new Visual Studios, presented the world a new Vista, and most recently they’ve shed some SilverLight on things.  Meanwhile, I’ve kept up the auld vices: dabbling in AI, shooting some photographs,…

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Dublin Event, May 28th: Windows Server 2008 Jumpstart

There are some exciting things coming for developers in Windows Server 2008, which recently reached Beta 3 under its codename Longhorn Server.  If you’re able to reach Dublin next Monday, you may be interested in the upcoming Longhorn Server Jumpstart Event taking place at the Microsoft Ireland buildings. The developer- and IT-Professional-focused event takes place…

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MIX Misc Monday

Myspace presentation: Serving up the long tail’s mp3 and other rich content at scale is an awesome task.  And by “awesome” I mean the original, “awe-inspiring” sense of the word.  Myspace is using the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime from Microsoft Robotics Studio as part of their infrastructure. Monday Announcement Round-up: Nick White has a summary of…

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Microsoft Ireland’s Imagine Cup winners announced this evening

I’ve just returned from the first Microsoft Ireland finals of the Imagine Cup, an annual international student competition hosted by Microsoft.  The theme of the Imagine Cup competition this year is “Imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all.” Although the competition has been running since 2003, this is the first year that Microsoft…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 11 Apr 2007

Evaluation Center Experience the New MSDN Evaluation Center The new central location to register to download trial software. Receive updates during the evaluation period and enjoy a set of technical resources put together to enhance your evaluation experience. Try Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Get an overview of the 2007 Microsoft Office system user interface (UI),…

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Valentia Technologies – Microsoft Global Case Study

I wanted to take a moment to congratuate Valentia Technologies, an Ireland-based company and one of our Microsoft Ireland Vista Launch Partners, for the release of their Microsoft Global Case Study. Valentia’s solution for patient-care reporting is used by emergency care personnel during the “golden hour” after an accident.  According to the “golden hour” principle,…

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