Irish companies need to re-think how they dispose of old PCs

Microsoft Ireland is asking Irish companies to re-assess how they manage the disposal of end-of-life PCs and to consider the re-use of the computers they’re replacing. Currently the vast majority of Irish business PCs end up in storage or landfill but the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) programme offers an alternative. The programme enables companies to…


Windows Live Beta Wave 3 Now Available

Beta versions of the next release of many of your favourite Windows Live products are now available for download. There’s a range of new Windows Live betas available including: Messenger Mail Photo Gallery Movie Maker (new!) Writer Toolbar Family Safety Outlook Connector (new!) You can download them from: Here’s the new look Messenger client…..


Brief: Xbox 360 passes six million unit sales in Europe

It was today announced that sales of the Xbox 360 console has broken through the six million mark in Europe Last week the estimated retail price of the entry level Xbox 360 was brought down to €179.99.


I’m a PC

The next wave of the Windows Vista global advertising campaign has kicked off with the “I’m a PC” advert. You can watch it and find out more at:  


Xbox 360 now available for €179.99 in Ireland

From this Friday, 19th September, the estimated retail price for the Xbox 360 in Ireland will start at €179.99. The new pricing is part of Microsoft’s ongoing strategy to open up the ultimate in high-definition gaming and entertainment to an even wider audience, with something for everyone. A major part of this strategy is a…


Want to build a collage from your photos?

Microsoft Research has announced a new product, AutoCollage 2008, which enables you to take your favourite photos and build automatic collages. You choose what photos to use, what size output you’d like (you could create a postcard, or PC wallpaper etc etc.) and then you just press the button and AutoCollage goes and builds the…


What’s a digital lifestyle?

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the latest and greatest devices, online services and  applications. We rarely think about how they all come together in our daily lives.  That’s why I love this video (from Microsoft). It shows how all these different technologies can come together.


Back to School: Simple Guidelines to Ensure that Children Stay Safe Online

As the children go back to school, many parents will be considering investing in a computer for their children to use so they can access online educational resources and use word processing and graphics software to produce their homework and coursework. Dr. Kevin Marshall, Education Director, Microsoft Ireland, is advising parents and guardians to take…