Changes to this blog

Hi, Thanks for visiting the blog. I am moving to a new role in Microsoft in the United States. As a result this blog is being put on hold. You can find all the latest news from Microsoft Ireland here. Thanks Tom Murphy

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Windows 7 Editions Announced

Microsoft has announced the different product versions for Windows 7. From the PressPass interview with Windows General Manager Mike Ybarra: Ybarra: With Windows 7 there will be two primary editions: Windows 7 Home Premium, and Windows 7 Professional. We think those two SKUs will meet most customers’ needs. Windows 7 Home Premium is the recommended…

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Windows 7 Beta – February 10th deadline for download

Customers will be able to download the beta release of Windows 7 until February 2009. After that date the download will no longer be available. From the Windows 7 Team blog: The shutdown of general availability for the Windows 7 Beta will occur in 3 phases over the course of the next few weeks: Starting…

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Microsoft Silverlight & Photosynth at the 44th US Presidential Inauguration..

  The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has selected Microsoft Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site at http://www.pic2009.org. As part of its efforts to hold the most open and accessible inauguration in history, on Saturday, Jan. 17, the PIC will also stream…

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Survey launched to understand online bullying and privacy for 14 to 18 year olds

Microsoft Ireland has launched an online survey intended to build a better understanding of the attitudes and experiences of 14 – 18 year olds to online bullying and online privacy. The survey is exclusively for 14 – 18 year old respondents. You can take the survey here. Microsoft will not collect or use any personal…

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Windows 7 Beta now available until January 24th 2009

Availability of the Windows 7 Beta has been extended until January 24th 2009.  You can download your own copy of the beta here. You can find out more about Windows 7 here. You can also watch some introductory videos If you’re interested in Windows 7 or have already downloaded the beta, check out the Windows…

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Updated: Keep Your Computer Safe Online – Internet Explorer Update Available

Dublin: December 17th 2008 -   Microsoft is encouraging customers to follow simple safety guidelines including the application of all relevant software updates, installing up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software and ensuring that the firewall on their PC is turned on. Updated Information: The security update for Internet Explorer has been released.  The update will help protect…

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Keep Your Computer Safe Online

Dublin: December 17th 2008 -   Microsoft is encouraging customers to follow simple safety guidelines including the application of all relevant software updates, installing up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software and ensuring that the firewall on their PC is turned on.  Later today Microsoft will release an update for Internet Explorer which addresses a vulnerability in the…

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Outlook tips: want some more printing options?

Do you like print your schedule and your task list from Outlook?  Would you like more options?  The newly released Microsoft Calendar Printing Assistant brings you a wide variety of new printing options for your tasks and schedule in Outlook 2007. It’s a free download. If you’d like a whole range of tips and tricks…

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Microsoft Supports Strong Industry Search Data Anonymisation Standards

Microsoft yesterday submitted its response to the Article 29 Working Party’s Opinion on search privacy and announced its support of the Working Party’s call for an industry standard for search data anonymisation timeframes and methods. Microsoft’s John Vassallo commented: “In April 2008, the Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion regarding steps that search providers…

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