Work & Productivity

Work & Productivity

The workplace is transforming. Learn how to redefine how work gets done and foster employee engagement and culture in exciting new ways.

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Microsoft Surface + Microsoft Teams, updating a powerful combination

Microsoft Surface + Microsoft Teams, updating a powerful combination

The power of pairing a Microsoft Surface device with Microsoft Teams has never been more important than in the last year. We have been busy listening to users’ needs and implementing improvements and quality-of-life updates to make the experience better and more natural than ever. Watch all the updates in this short video series.   […]

Lisa Hunt

Lisa Hunt

Surface Business Group Lead

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New Microsoft Research Reveals Changing Habits of the Irish Remote Worker

One Year On: What Five Lessons Have We Learned About The Hybrid Workplace? A year ago today, we were adjusting to working from home following the first lockdown. Then later last year, we shared insights into how workers were adapting, and how a digital culture could empower employees to be productive in a disrupted world. […]

Aisling Curtis

Aisling Curtis

Commercial Director

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Microsoft Teams: Lots and Lots of New Features

As we reflect on the radical transformations that took place last year and how the world of work as we knew it dramatically changed, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the recent key milestones that occurred for Microsoft Teams to help you and your organisation make the most out […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Learning in lockdown: one year on

It’s both an understatement and a cliché to say that things have changed in the last year. But while the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown isn’t something anyone will celebrate, the impact it has had on the way we work and learn is undeniable. We spoke to four higher education professionals from different institutions […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Why trust is the essential ingredient in healthcare digital transformation.

My phone had scarcely stopped ringing for weeks. Now it was ringing again. “Veronica,” said the voice at the other end, “we have an idea!” Immediately, I recognized who it was. I’ve known Carlo Tacchetti for almost as long as I’ve been at Microsoft. He’s a professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and the […]

Veronica Jagher

Veronica Jagher

Health Market Director, Microsoft Western Europe

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Belfast Trust: Reimagining patient care

“There have been many heroic actions by our staff but we’re not heroes for what we’ve done – I’m just glad we could do our bit to help.” Paul Duffy, Co-Director of IT and Telecommunications at Belfast Trust, is talking about the monumental impact COVID-19 has had on the healthcare sector and how virtual consultations […]

Frank  O'Donnell

Frank O'Donnell

Public Sector Lead

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What I’ve learned about public sector digital transformation and trust.

“Oh that must be challenging.” …is what people sometimes say when I tell them about my role in public sector digital transformation. They then give me their impression of public services as too large and slow-moving. Well, in some ways they’re right. The public sector has a solemn duty to help citizens lead healthier, intellectually […]

Elena Casas

Elena Casas

Digital Transformation Lead, Public Sector, Western Europe

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Have Irish Organisations Overlooked Security In The Race To Adapt To Remote Working?

Have Irish Organisations Overlooked Security In The Race To Adapt To Remote Working?   Recent research asks if organisations and employees in Ireland have overlooked security in the race to adapt to homeworking?  We can all agree that the Pandemic was an unexpected event with immediate and severe effects that can fundamentally change our environment.  […]

Des Ryan

Des Ryan

Solutions Director

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Flexible ways of working are here to stay, finds new Irish research – with leaders focused on trying to maintain culture and innovation

Flexible ways of working are here to stay, finds new Irish research – with leaders focused on trying to maintain culture and innovation When recently asked about their business transformation priorities, almost every business leader (97%) cited the importance of changing their firm’s ways of working to become more innovative and flexible. This stands to […]

Aisling Curtis

Aisling Curtis

Commercial Director

Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning

Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a torrent of individual and small-group responses as to how education could be transformed. We have found a groundswell of interest in the question, “How best to take advantage of the new opportunities arising from the disruption?” What people desperately need are opportunities to team up and find pathways of […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Make remote learning work better for everyone. Find out how.

Make remote learning work better for everyone. Find out how.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit China, our education customers in the country have done amazing things to keep students engaged while they transition to remote learning. From eLearning innovations, to keeping students’ spirits high with photo and cooking challenges – teachers and students have shown extraordinary resilience during this difficult time. Now, as the […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Mayo County Council: holding a community together with technology

Mayo County Council: holding a community together with technology

“The ongoing health emergency has led to new ways of working for organisations all over the world,” says Frank O’Donnell, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Ireland. In responding to COVID-19, workers across all industries have been forced to adapt their daily routines. But when the services your organisation offers are vital to people’s health and […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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