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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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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Microsoft Ireland Wins Repak Recycling Award

At the 7th Repak Recycling Awards last week, Microsoft Ireland won the Best Prevention Initiative Award for the re-design of the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac packaging. The Awards serve to recognise and commend both businesses and schools that are exemplars in packaging minimisation, prevention and recycling and that are actively seeking to make a…

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Meteor deploys Microsoft Office 2007 to over 800 users

Ireland’s third largest mobile communications provider, Meteor Mobile Communications has deployed Microsoft Office 2007 to over 800 people across the entire company. Meteor has standardised on the Microsoft Office 2007 system to optimise productivity and to enable both local and remote users to collaborate more effectively. According to Paul Kirwan, IT Infrastructure Manager at Meteor:…

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OneNote: The best kept secret for organising your life…

Microsoft OneNote is possibly the most under-rated component of the 2007 Office Suite.  I was reading a post on the LifeHacker blog yesterday that explained the capabilities of OneNote and there are hundreds of comments on the post with the most common themes being that people were unsure what OneNote did but once they start…

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Office Labs introduces a new way to think about presentations

Microsoft Office Labs has released a prototype plug-in for PowerPoint 2007 that provides a new way to think about structuring and delivering your presentations. Rather than the standard linear presentation, pptPlex enables you to create a "Canvas" where you place all the content for your presentation and then you can then zoom in and out…

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New Microsoft web site and pricing aims to ease the back to school burden…

Microsoft Ireland is today announcing two initiative in the run up to the return to school: The price for Microsoft Office Home and Students 2007 has been reduced from €119.99 to €79.99 A new back to school web site with tips and resources for parents and students is available at: www.microsoft.ie/backtoschool. Microsoft Office Home and…

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Microsoft Releases Podcasting Kit for Sharepoint

The Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS), an open source initiative that helps companies develop and deploy podcasting solutions on Microsoft Sharepoint was announced today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. According to an April 2008 Forrester Research Inc. report, “Global Enterprise Market Forecast: 2007 to 2013,” 56 percent of North American and European enterprises consider Web…

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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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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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