//build watching parties in Ireland

Microsoft Technology User Groups Ireland (MTUG.ie) are hosting watching parties for the first keynote from //build Going by last year the keynotes from Build will cover the product, architecture and roadmap for Windows, Windows Phone, Azure, Windows Server, Visual Studio and other products. The keynote are over two days but we will be hosting the…


Application Virtualisation (App-V) 5.0

Everything you ever wanted to know about App-V 5.0 Guest post by Rory Monaghan An Introduction to App-V 5.0 This video is a good introduction to App-V 5.0 for somebody who has never used App-V before. It covers the topics of what it is, why you should use it, where you can get it and…


Surface Pro availability in Ireland

Surface Pro will be available in Northern Ireland on May 23rd and in the Republic on May 30th The Surface Pro goes on sale on May 30th in Ireland and will sell for €879 for the 64GB device, and €979 for the 128GB version.  No UK prices (yet).  


Microsoft’s Surface Pro arriving in UK and Ireland next month

Microsoft has confirmed the Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet PC will arrive in the UK and Irish markets before the end of May   The Surface Pro is a 64-bit tablet PC that combines beauty, power and mobility. Available with up to 128 GB of storage and powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, Surface…


FREE Training on Windows Server 2012

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alex Juschin (Microsoft RDS MVP) will be delivering a day of free training on Windows Server 2012 RDS & VDI in Microsoft’s Leopardstown offices on Tuesday 26th March. Places are limited, so register early. Details of the event (and the registration page) are here: http://microsoftrdsandvdi.eventbrite.com/#


Altaro giving all Hyper-V admins 50 free licenses of their desktop backup solution – End December 24th

Altaro, developers of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, are giving something back this holiday season and are giving every Microsoft Hyper-V admin 50 licenses of their desktop backup software, that’s up to $2,000 worth of software.   There’s no catch! All you need to do is send them a screenshot of Hyper-V that proves that you use…

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Windows Upgrade Offer – Windows 8 Pro for €14.99

Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for € 14.99. The Windows Upgrade Offer went live on Saturday 2nd June. Here’s how it works: Purchase a Windows 7 PC Register for the Windows Upgrade Offer on www.windowsupgradeoffer.com and receive a registration confirmation email Upon the release of Windows 8 (GA), customers will…

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Just launched! The new SkyDrive preview app for Windows Desktop (and updated SkyDrive app for Phone)

SkyDrive now becomes an integral part of Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista (and Mac OS X)! Read on…. · SkyDrive for the Windows desktop – View and manage SkyDrive files & folder directly from Windows Explorer with this new preview app. Drag-and-drop to/ from SkyDrive using Windows Explorer. Files stored in your SkyDrive…

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Windows 7 Roadshow Presentations and Further Resources

Thanks for joining us at the Windows 7 Roadshow! Please find the presentations used at the Roadshow here. I have also uploaded some useful papers which support much of the topics and features covered. And here are some deployment aids and general Windows 7 resources you might be interested in: · Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd407791.aspx…

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 hits RTM

Thursday May 28th saw the RTM of Operations Manager 2007 R2 being approved, which immediately initiated the next stage of the process … getting this latest version of Microsoft’s end-to-end monitoring product for IT environments and datacenters out to YOU!  Read more in our overview whitepaper, What’s New datasheet, or download the trial, and see…

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