Windows Live SkyDrive offers 5GB of free storage to computer users in Ireland

Windows Live SkyDrive is now available in Ireland offering 5GB of free online storage.  SkyDrive provides you with access to your files and information anywhere and anytime you have access to the Internet. You can sign up for Windows Live SkyDrive at: http://skydrive.live.com Windows Live SkyDrive provides three folder options to store files and information:…

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Beware: If it sounds to good to be true…

There seems to be a steady increase in spam and phishing at the moment. Recently I’ve been receiving a steady increase in incoming queries about various "cash prize offers" from "Microsoft" (and other companies). These e-mails typically arrive via e-mail, although we’re also being contacted by people who have received letters in the post. These…

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Extended document format support in Microsoft Office announced

The next release of Office 2007 – Service Pack 2 – which will ship in the first half of 2009 – will include expanded support for document formats including XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1. With Office 2007 SP2, customers will be able to open,…

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Beta: WorldWide Telescope brings Space exploration to your desk or your couch…

The official public beta of WorldWide Telescope, is now available at: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org. WorldWide Telescope comes from Microsoft Research and is a rich Web application that brings together imagery from the best ground- and space-based observatories across the world to allow people to easily explore the night sky through their computers. The application itself is a…

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New Microsoft Ireland Podcasts on Live Mesh and Sharepoint

Martha has published two new podcasts from Microsoft Ireland: Podcast 3: Discussion on Sharepoint Server with Tom Nugent from Microsoft Ireland Podcast 4: More information on the just announced Live Mesh

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Microsoft releases DAISY plug-in for visual impaired computer users

Microsoft and the DAISY Consortium have announced the availability of a new “Save as DAISY XML” add-in for Microsoft Office Word which enables anyone to create content and documents for blind individuals. The “Save as DAISY XML” add-in for Word was developed as an open source collaboration project on SourceForge.net, and enables any Open XML-based…

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Microsoft Ireland wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

I’m delighted to report that Microsoft Ireland won the 2008 ICT Excellence award for Corporate Social Responsibility. The award recognizes how the technology sector has shown leadership in the area of CSR. The judges called out the work Microsoft Ireland is doing in delivering the benefits of technology to every charity in Ireland through a…

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Windows Live Maps Launches Bird’s Eye Views of Dublin!

Windows Live Maps now has "Bird’s Eye" views of Dublin! You can now zoom in to specific buildings and locations – see Microsoft Ireland’s buildings below. As well as Dublin, Windows Live Maps also offers Bird’s Eye Views of: Carlow Cork Galway Limerick Navan Wexford Update: Ronan Geraghty has posted a view zoom of the…

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