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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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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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

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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Virtual meetings – a waste of time?

Virtual meetings – a waste of time?   Lately, we’ve all had to adjust to working from home. But arriving as it did so suddenly, has raised more than a few questions we haven’t had to consider before:  How can I set appropriate boundaries between work and home life?  What can I do to stay productive in this new working environment?  What pair of pyjama bottoms should I wear for today’s conference call?  […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 has had a huge effect on the daily routines of millions of educators and students across the world. The Microsoft Education team has remained committed to helping everyone stay connected and engaged through remote learning. And now, as countries begin to emerge from the crisis, Microsoft is helping schools shift to ‘blended learning’ – […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

How to run the most successful and secure meetings with Microsoft Teams

How to run the most successful and secure meetings with Microsoft Teams

With so many people now working from home, it’s more important than ever to hone our remote working skills and stay productive. We have seen a huge spike in the number of people successfully and securely working together via Microsoft Teams. But whether you are brand new to the tool, or already conduct your meetings on Teams, […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Top tips for smarter remote working with Microsoft Teams

Top tips for smarter remote working with Microsoft Teams

With remote working becoming the new normal for many, people are having to find different ways of effectively functioning as a team. Microsoft Teams is designed to keep colleagues productively connected and ensure that everybody can continue to work as collaboratively, efficiently and securely as in the office. So, whether you already use it or […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Working from home. What I’ve learned as an early adopter.

I guess you could call me an ‘early adopter’ of remote work. About 15 years ago, I was responsible for mobility and convergence at a large telecoms company when those concepts were in their infancy. So, I decided I’d try to practice what I’d be preaching all day, and insisted on working remotely as often […]

Marianne Dahl

Marianne Dahl

Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Operations, Western Europe

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