Europeans vote for Obama….

The ballots from the MSN European "Race for the White House" online poll have been counted and Barak Obama is the preferred candidate of choice for the next US President, according to nearly 500,000 people (497,259) around Europe who took part in the MSN ‘Race for the White House’ mock election to reveal who they…

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Coalition launches to combat internet lottery scams as over a quarter of internet users fear they’ll be a victim..

Microsoft, Yahoo! Inc, Western Union and the African Development Bank have come together to form a coalition to raise global awareness among consumers of the threat posed by lottery hoax e-mails. Through this collaborative effort, the coalition members will educate internet users so they are better able to protect themselves against fraudulent activities online. Internet…

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Microsoft Delivers Pre-Beta Release of Windows 7 and Previews New Web Applications Based on Office Software

Attendees at the Microsoft Professional Developers’ Conference (PDC) yesterday, saw the first full public demo of Windows 7 and received a pre-beta build of Windows 7.  Microsoft also announced plans to release a full Windows 7 beta early next year. Also at PDC yesterday, attendees saw the first demonstration of the new Web applications for…

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Unique conference brings the voluntary sector and the corporate sectors together for Dublin conference

"Partnering for Success" is a unique conference which brings together the voluntary and corporate sectors to share experiences and best practices.  The conference will include representatives from both sectors to explore the leadership and management challenges facing organisations in Ireland and how both can learn from each other. "Partnering for Success" will take place on…

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Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure Services Platform at PDC 2008

Today, during a keynote speech at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform, and highlighted this platform’s role in delivering a software plus services approach to computing. The Azure Services Platform is an industry-leading move by Microsoft to…

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DigiYouthz aims to bring the magic of a career in technology to Irish students…

Microsoft today launched DigiYouthz, a new programme designed to help Irish students see the incredible opportunities available from a career in the technology industry. The programme aims to address outdated stereotypes and to open students’ minds to the wide array of exciting business and technology career opportunities in the IT industry. The event will provide…

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Silverlight 2 Released

Silverlight 2, which provides developers with a means of delivering powerful exciting online applications, has been released.  This new release includes a range of features and tools that enable designers and developers to better collaborate while creating more accessible, more discoverable and more secure user experiences. “Silverlight provides our customers with a fast, easy to…

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Microsoft to support autumn innovation forum in Dublin

Cisco Systems and Microsoft Ireland are the title sponsors of a major Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) event that will link high-potential local companies with Silicon Valley leaders. The event, “Silicon Valley Comes to Ireland 2008”, will take place on November 18th and 19th at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and is hosted by the Irish…

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Microsoft Debuts Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2) was today unveiled at the VoiceCon event in Amsterdam.  Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers important new functionality that extends software-powered voice communications, particularly for remote and mobile workers; provides on-premise audio conferencing to help reduce operational costs; and introduces new developer advances, including the ability to…

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Next release of Windows named

The next release of the Windows operating system will be called: Windows 7. According to Mike Nash on the Windows Vista team blog: The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity. Over the years, we have taken different approaches to naming Windows.  We’ve used version numbers like Windows 3.11, or dates like…

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