New Technology Donation Programme for Every Non-Profit Organisation in Ireland

Earlier today a new national technology donations for non profit organisations in Ireland was launched in Dublin. The programme, which is run by ENCLUDE and supported by Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec aims to provide non-profits with access to technology donations from the supporting companies. It is estimated that up to 5,000 organisations in Ireland will…

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Service Pack 1 for 2007 Office Released

Service Pack 1 for 2007 Microsoft Office system, which delivers a range of stability, performance and security enhancements has been released today, you can download it  here. Other Resources: • Q&A: Microsoft Office Product Manager Reed Shaffner discusses the release of Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office system • 2007 Microsoft Office System…

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Are you a Moofer?

There’s no doubt that our working environment is changing, and from the UK we have a new term MOOF (Mobile out of Office) and a new class or workers… Moofers. According to the Sunday Times: "Welcome to the brave new world of the moofer – or mobile out-of-office worker. Look around: you’ll see them conducting…

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New Industry Alliance Formed to Address Accessibility and Interoperability

A group of information and assistive technology companies today announced the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), an engineering work group dedicated to: "enabling developers to more easily create accessible software, hardware and Web products. Those solutions will reduce barriers to information and communication technologies that currently exist for people with disabilities in today’s increasingly digital world."…

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Assistive Technology Graduation

Earlier this week we hosted this year’s Enable Ireland National High-Tech Assistive Technlogy (AT) course graduation.  There were over forty graduates conferred by Dr. Frank McMahon from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Senator David Norris, who was the guest of honour at the event. The demand for the Enable Ireland AT course continues to…

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Changing Lives with Technology

While many things are purported to be "life changing", in reality very few things actually have that impact on a life.  But I believe that Assistive Technology is one such life changing agent. The subject of this post is the headline from a report in Friday’s Irish Times on the launch of Enable Ireland National…

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Interested in finding out about CSR in Ireland?

If your interested in what kind of Corporate Social Responsibility programmes are being undertaken by companies in Ireland, a great place to start is the Inspiring Excellence 2007 report, which is published by Business in the Community. The report, which was published by BITC at the end of October, has 51 CSR case studies on…

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Mashup Camp in Dublin…

Earlier this month US ZDNet journalist David Berlind and Doug Gold brought their Mashup Camp to Dublin, you can see his report here. For me the most interesting part of the post is below, our very own Martha Rotter.  Martha works in our Developer team here at Microsoft Ireland and you can read her blog…

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Web-based Outlining..

Windows Live Labs has released a beta of an interesting new service: Listas. Listas is an online outliner or list making application that combines lists, with outlines, tagging and capturing information from around the web. And of course you can share and publish your lists if you so desire… Worth a look…

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Easing the pain of managing files and folders…

If you’re like me you probably have files and folders in a range of different locations — maybe between your PC and your external hard drive for example. Managing those files and making sure you have save copies of the most recent version can often by at best a pain and at worst ignored. There’s…

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