Ronan Geraghty's Blog

Ronan Geraghty's Blog (Developer and Platform Group, Microsoft Ireland)

Joint Enterprise Ireland-Microsoft Event, ‘Succeeding in the US Market – Best Practices for Software Companies’, 23rd March 2010

Following the recent BizSpark Camp event, I want to keep you informed of other interesting events...

Author: ronang Date: 03/16/2010

Azure Academy Module 1, Dublin Oct 22nd 2009

Microsoft Ireland and the National Digital Research Centre present Azure Academy, a series of FREE...

Author: ronang Date: 10/12/2009

NDRC calls for proposals under 3 newly launched programs

This looks v. interesting. Drill down into each of the links to get details of the funding available...

Author: ronang Date: 09/21/2009

BizSpark DC event, Dublin, Sept 24th

I’m delighted to announce that we are hosting a BizSpark event on the day of our Dublin Data Centre...

Author: ronang Date: 09/09/2009

Windows 7 ISV App compat drop-in clinics : week of 31st August 2009, Dublin

With the recent release to manufacture (RTM) of Window 7 now is the time for ISVs to make sure your...

Author: ronang Date: 08/10/2009

Out-of-band security bulletins

This is post is to notify you that Microsoft released two out-of-band security bulletins on July 28,...

Author: ronang Date: 07/29/2009

Bizspark logos for Network Partners and Startups

We now offer a BizSpark logo program for Network Partners and Startups (see NP home page screenshot...

Author: ronang Date: 07/03/2009

Networking seminar - Intelligent outsourcing for export success

There is an 'Intelligent Outsourcing' seminar and networking lunch on the 2nd July at the Digital...

Author: ronang Date: 06/18/2009

BizSpark Ireland / Northern Ireland Newsletter content, May 2009

Get Windows 7 RC first using your MSDN subscription, access free classroom Azure and Windows 7...

Author: ronang Date: 05/08/2009

Windows 7 ISV Remediation (App Compat) Workshops, Dublin, June 15th-19th 2009

June 15th-19th 2009 New Horizons, Strand House 22-24 Strand Street Great Dublin This is a set of...

Author: ronang Date: 04/30/2009

(Free) 2 day Windows 7 Developer Training, Dublin: June 11th & 12th 2009

This instructor led training course will show developers how to build the next generation of...

Author: ronang Date: 04/30/2009

New Windows 7 App Compat Resource for ISVs in Ireland / Northern Ireland

  Windows 7 is coming and excitement is building among consumers and enterprises. Therefore, as...

Author: ronang Date: 04/27/2009

App Compat - Windows 7 Partner Readiness Day – online event, May 7th 2009

Check out http://www.windowspartnerreadinessday.com/index.html and the ISV track at...

Author: ronang Date: 04/24/2009

Windows 7 federated search and your web property

Just a quick post for those of you who are developing either internet or intranet applications, to...

Author: ronang Date: 04/20/2009

Azure Services Training for ISVs, Dublin May 28th 2009

We have set up a 1 day course on Azure for ISVs enrolled in the Metro program. Details are below....

Author: ronang Date: 04/20/2009

Alpha toolkit for the Windows 7 Software Logo Program now available

The alpha toolkit for the Windows 7 Software Logo Program is now available. The toolkit provides you...

Author: ronang Date: 04/16/2009

BizSpark Ireland – News and Upcoming Events for April / May 2009

Virtual Earth offer for BizSpark startups Microsoft Virtual Earth, the integrated GIS mapping,...

Author: ronang Date: 04/02/2009

Microsoft European Investor Summit, Prague, 12/13 May 2009

Coinciding with the first European SME Week, Microsoft will bring together key players from the...

Author: ronang Date: 03/30/2009

2009 Worldwide Partner Conference: (and details of awards)

Registration is now open for this year's Worldwide Partner conference, scheduled for July 13-16 in...

Author: ronang Date: 03/25/2009

BizSpark startups get access to the Metro portal : free Support and Training

This is a very significant development in the BizSpark program! Metro is a program we’ve been...

Author: ronang Date: 03/25/2009

BizSpark latest in Ireland/Northern Ireland

Microsoft BizSpark has been receiving a lot of attention in the media over the last number of weeks,...

Author: ronang Date: 03/23/2009

BizSpark Ireland/Northern Ireland NPs now mapped on Virtual Earth

Check out: http://maps.live.com/?v=2&encType=1&cid=9DB6558068AD0F4D!278   A few gaps in...

Author: ronang Date: 03/19/2009

Podcast & Screencast: Slow Train Software, WPF, Windows 7

Slow Train Software are a Dublin-based software development company who recently delivered a...

Author: ronang Date: 03/16/2009

Awakening Creative Entrepreneurship, Mar 25th – 27th 2009

I’m going to be attending / speaking about BizSpark at the ACE un-conference on Friday March 27th....

Author: ronang Date: 03/13/2009

NovaUCD hosting an Open Day on 24th March

NovaUCD, a BizSpark Network Partner, is hosting an Open Day on 24th March:...

Author: ronang Date: 03/09/2009

Irish startup TradeFacilitate nominated in InformationWeek’s Startup 50 Competition

Startup 50 is a competition being run by InformationWeek magazine to find the most innovative and...

Author: ronang Date: 03/06/2009

Oracle Database Schema Provider for Visdual Studio Team System 2010 – Quest Software

I know that plenty of people will be very happy to see this! Quest, a provider of Database...

Author: ronang Date: 03/03/2009

Microsoft BizSpark & Startups in the Sunday Business Post

Some great visbility for BizSpark startups such as CarsNow, TradeFacilitate and TalkIrish....

Author: ronang Date: 03/02/2009

Microsoft BizSpark – Northern Ireland launch, March 12th 2009

Microsoft Bizspark - NI Launch Date: 12th March Time: 08.00-10.00am Location: Malone House Momentum...

Author: ronang Date: 03/02/2009

BizSpark in the Irish Times

Following on from the Innovation Accelerator Event earlier this week…...

Author: ronang Date: 02/27/2009

LinkedIn Group for BizSpark Startups in Ireland/Northern Ireland

Quick one for those enrolled on the BizSpark program, I’ve set up a group on LinkedIn to help with...

Author: ronang Date: 02/20/2009

CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Interesting article http://www.sans.org/top25errors/ – also useful as a checklist for code reviews...

Author: ronang Date: 02/09/2009

BizSpark Innovation Accelerator, Digital Media Forum, Dublin, Feb 24th 2009

Digital Media Forum and Microsoft Ireland are delighted to bring you the Microsoft BizSpark...

Author: ronang Date: 02/04/2009

BizSpark @ OpenCoffee Limerick, 5th Feb 2009

I'll be attending the 5th Feb 2009 OpenCoffee meetup in Limerick this Thursday (5th Feb), starting...

Author: ronang Date: 02/02/2009

Going Global Networking Meetup for Startups, Dublin Feb 4th 2009

Innovate!Europe is hosting a networking meetup in London for local entrepreneurs, investors,...

Author: ronang Date: 02/02/2009

Enterprise Acceleration Centre @ Limerick IT : BizSpark event Thursday Feb 5th 2009

For those of you in the Limerick region who are involved in software start-ups, you might be...

Author: ronang Date: 01/22/2009

Digiweb Online Edge Seminar on Microsoft BizSpark, Dublin, Tuesday Jan 27th 2009

Digiweb, one of our BizSpark Network Partners in Ireland, is running an event in their Network...

Author: ronang Date: 01/22/2009

Innovate!Europe 2009 coming to Dublin - workshop for startups, Feb 4th 2009

Innovate!Europe is a competition designed to identify Europe’s most promising startups and...

Author: ronang Date: 01/21/2009

Financing Solution for Irish Businesses

In December Microsoft Ireland launched a Financing Solution, a new service to provide financial...

Author: ronang Date: 01/15/2009

BizSpark event : 19th Jan (Dubin) : update, new speakers :-)

Quick update to my previous post on this event: : by happy coincidence, it turns out that Claire...

Author: ronang Date: 01/12/2009

InnovateOn for ISVs: why?

Here's why :-) Click on any of the links below to get step-by-step instructions to help guide you...

Author: ronang Date: 01/12/2009

New Dynamics CRM curriculum on InnovateOn

Interest in Dynamics CRM from our partners has been incredible, but one thing that has come up in...

Author: ronang Date: 01/12/2009

Windows 7 Application Certification - simplification of process

Displaying the Windows brand on your product represents a relationship and a shared commitment to...

Author: ronang Date: 01/12/2009

ISVs - Application Compatibility with Windows 7

Now that the Windows 7 Beta is here (I've installed it on my tablet PC, the Libraries feature is v....

Author: ronang Date: 01/12/2009

Free Vouchers for Microsoft Certification in WPF Development

I have 3 vouchers to give away to developers in Ireland / Northern Ireland (only) for a free...

Author: ronang Date: 01/08/2009

ISA BizSpark event, Monday 19th January 2009 (Dublin)

I previously blogged about the BizSpark program which we launched here on 6th Nov 2008. The ISA is...

Author: ronang Date: 01/05/2009

Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices

When I meet customers Agile Development comes up a lot, so this is a timely paper from Microsoft’s...

Author: ronang Date: 12/05/2008

Microsoft Ireland Podcast: Modernising your VB6 code with NewCode

(I'm hoping to invite (fairly regularly) ISVs/Partners/Customers in Ireland/Northern Ireland to come...

Author: ronang Date: 12/03/2008

Nip & Tuck for GUIs (3) : manipulating a hosted WPF user control from a Windows Forms app

In my last post in this series I showed how easy it is to host a WPF user control within a Windows...

Author: ronang Date: 12/02/2008

System Center 2007 Management Pack for TFS 2008

(For context: System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) allows provides monitoring, troubleshooting,...

Author: ronang Date: 11/28/2008

Next>