Microsoft and Dell Launch (RED) Products

Earlier today Microsoft and Dell announced plans to provide (PRODUCT) RED branded Dell personal computers and a printer. All the Dell (PRODUCT) RED PCs are powered by Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED. Dell is the exclusive partner for PCs and peripherals for (PRODUCT) RED. (RED) was launched in 2006 in a bid to engage businesses…


Minister Hanafin addresses Government Leaders Forum in Berlin

The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin T.D., today delivered a keynote address to the 2008 Government Leaders Forum, taking place in Berlin, Germany. The Forum, being hosted by Microsoft and now in its tenth year, brings together senior politicians, officials and key individuals from across Europe to share their views and experiences of…


Microsoft Postgraduate Research Scholarships awarded to DCU students

Four students in the School of Computing at Dublin City University, have been awarded scholarships to provide additional financial support for postgraduate research as part of the Microsoft Ireland scholarship programme.. The scholarship programme was first established in 1995 by Microsoft together with a US-based philanthropic trust when an endowment fund to support postgraduate research…


Microsoft Provides Accessibility Programming Model to Industry Group

Earlier today Microsoft announced that it has committed to contribute its UI Automation specification to the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), a new engineering working group dedicated to making it easier for developers to create software, hardware and Web-based products that are accessible to people with disabilities. The UI Automation specification describes Microsoft’s latest accessibility framework…


Bill’s last day at Microsoft

From Bill’s keynote at the CES show. You can watch the full keynote here.


What about hardware donations for non-profits in Ireland?

A quick follow up post on the announcement of the Technology Donations programme last month. [Quick recap: the programme, which is supported in Ireland by Microsoft, Cisco and Symantec provides local non-profits with access to technology donations] A few people have been in touch to ask if the programme includes hardware donations. Currently the programme…


CSR in Korea – the Irish link

Keith Morrison is an Irishman working for the Edelman PR firm in South Korea.  He writes for their local PR blog and besides the fact he’s Irish, the other Microsoft Ireland connection is that he used to work on our PR account here.   He’s published an interesting report (under the auspices of Edelman South…