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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