So you want to go freelance? Guest post by Anne Walsh MCT

So you want to go freelance? Ah, freelancers have the life don’t they? They only work the hours they want to, don’t have to pay taxes, and they don’t have to put up with crappy office politics. Actually – speaking as a freelancer- that’s nearly true. Except for the taxes. They do have to be…

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SQL Server “Denali” Roadshow | Microsoft Ireland, in association with Prodata

Mission Critical Confidence, Breakthrough Business Insight SQL Server “Denali” will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by mission critical confidence. Come to this free, half day seminar, to learn how, with SQL Server “Denali”, you can get you the…

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Bob Barker’s innovative solution to desktop deployment

Bob Barker from SJ Berwin LLP, shared this with me the other day – it’s very innovative (but only a stop gap – as Bob explains): What we’re doing with Microsoft technology won’t help sell any MS products I’m afraid, but has enabled us to migrate to Windows 7 and Office 2010 without delay.  In…


Q&A from September 2011

Q. By far the most asked questions were about Windows 8 (both Client and Server). A. Everything you want/need to know about Windows 8 Client is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ A. There’s some fantastic content about what we delivered at the //build conference here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011 A. Specifically for Server, have a look at these two: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/v8.aspx and…


Microsoft’s Private Cloud

I wanted to take a minute to position Microsoft’s Private Cloud offering. Let me start with a definition – just so we’re all starting on the same page: “Private cloud is the implementation of cloud services on resources that are dedicated to your organisation, whether they exist on-premises or off-premises. With a private cloud, you…


System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Release Candidate (SCVMM 2012 RC)

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. In this short (7 minute) video, Damian Flynn talks about and demonstrates the installation and configuration of SCVMM 2012. You can download SCVMM 2012 from here. Damian Flynn is an MVP for Microsoft’s…


Microsoft Customer and Partner Satisfaction Survey

In our continuing efforts to improve your experience with Microsoft Ireland, we would love to hear from you on what areas we are doing well in, and where there is room for improvement. You will soon receive an invitation to the Microsoft Customer and Partner Satisfaction Survey. This survey gives us a sense of whether…


Win a Cloud IT Makeover from Microsoft – worth up to 7,000 EURO!

Win a Cloud IT Makeover from Microsoft – worth up to 7,000 EURO! Microsoft Ireland is offering one lucky business the opportunity to transform their operations by offering an IT Makeover worth up to 7,000.  Click here for details. With Office 365, your business can experience: •Increased efficiency and productivity. •Reduced travel and commuting costs….