Monthly Archives: November 2013

How can Microsoft Ireland help you?

Do you use Microsoft Office in your business, company or organisation?

Would you like help to do more with it? Would you like us to show you how?

Microsoft Ireland are making a member of our team available for a half day’s help and advice on using Microsoft Office – and would also like to hear your thoughts on how else they can help you!

Just tell us what you would like help or advice with; for example, would you like tips on how to use Excel better? Would you like to see Outlook’s Calendar make more sense? Have you always wondered how to get animations into your presentations or a table of contents in your documents? Could we help you create posters in Word?

We’d love to hear what you’d like from half a day with us. We’d be happy to help.

Arts Organisations, Not for Profits, Small Businesses – you’re all more than welcome to apply!

You’ll also get a free One Year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 worth €150.00 ensuring you can access your work wherever you are.

Just comment on this LinkedIn conversation or below and we’ll be back to you.

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So far we’ve given away quite a few prizes – Bitbuzz WiFi vouchers, one year subscriptions of Office 365 Small Business Premium and more.

So far our winners are:

€10 Bitbuzz codes:

  1. @jonkavana
  2. @we_allhavetea
  3. @michelle_ebbs
  4. @europerson
  5. @clareohanlon1
  6. @jarfinnegan
  7. @doniesullivan
  8. @asourcedd
  9. @spconfhaola
  10. @angeCMJ
  11. @text_republic

 Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Premium winners

  1. Niall Kenny – AB Sales
  2. Dorcas Réamonn – Zonua
  3. Helena Dixon – Love2Assist
  4. Aidan O’Carroll – Avalanche Designs
  5. Neil Dowling –

More to follow!

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#getitdoneIRL – the super fast version

People might appreciate a very quick version of what this is about:

  1. Nominate a business – even your own – to win a Surface Pro 2 Tablet plus Keyboard with Microsoft Office 365 worth €1,300 – just tweet the company name with #getitdoneIRL or comment on this post. Full details.
  2. We have lots of prizes to give away all day. Just follow the #getitdoneIRL hashtag
  3. Tell us about great Irish businesses and we’ll highlight them to over 50,000 people.
    Full details
  4. Join us on LinkedIn to share your advice, hints and tips and win prizes.

Simple as that!

Tell us about your small business

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We would like to showcase your business.

Tell us who you are, what you do, how you do it, how many employees you have and where people can find you.

We’ll share it on this site, by email to all our newsletter subscribers, to our social media channels and, if we can, we’ll highlight it on our Customer Showcase on our Work Smart Programme. It may introduce new customers to you!

You should email all the details to

You can send us photos of your company, your products and, if customers can visit you, your address so we can map it on Bing.

The more information you can give us, the better! We’ll share the details as soon as we can.

You’ll find us on LinkedIn here and on Facebook here.

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Which Small Business in Ireland deserves a prize worth €1,300?


At the core of #getitdoneIRL is a commitment to help small businesses in Ireland.

Microsoft created Office 365 to help small businesses, and Microsoft Ireland created their Work Smart programme to to help small Irish businesses to work smarter with their technology saving time, money and effort into the process.

We think a new Surface Pro 2 tablet with keyboard,  with a year’s subscription to Office 365 would help a small business. It’s worth €1,300. We’re also offering support in getting everything set up.

Which small business deserves it?

We’re asking you to nominate the small business in Ireland that you think deserves the tablet either in the comments below or just tweeting about them using the hashtag #getitdoneIRL.

You’re more than welcome to nominate your own business.

We’d like to hear why they – or you – deserve it. It may be great customer service. It may be their passion. It may be the quality of their products. It may be just that you like them.

Every small business mentioned will be in with a chance of winning the tablet. Every time someone nominates a company, we’ll fill out a small card like below and put it in box. At the end of the day, we’ll pick out one of the cards and that company will win the prize.

Nominate in #getitidoneIRL

However, if several different people nominate the same company, they each get a card – so, the more unique nominations a company has, the more cards it gets in the box.

For example, if John nominates company A, using the #getitdoneIRL hashtag, company A gets one card in the box.

If Chris, Susan, Anto and Kelly nominate company B, company B gets four cards in the box.

A person can only nominate a company once – multiple tweets from the same account nominating the same company won’t be counted – but the more cards in the box, the better their chances of winning.

We’ll also be checking the nominations are from valid accounts that haven’t signed up just to nominate!

So, if you know a business who deserves a Surface Pro 2, let us know!

There’s also another way:

We’ll be giving away a Surface Pro 2 Tablet on the Microsoft Ireland Work Smart LinkedIn Group too.

You must be a member of the group to be in with a chance. We’ll be asking for your recommendations on who should win the Tablet.

Companies are most welcome to try both methods of winning a Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet for business

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Here’s what #getitdoneIRL is about


What would help your small business?

Would advice help? Would support help? Would some new technology or software help? Would telling over 50,000 people about your business help?

Would prizes worth over €5,000 help you to get what you need to do for your small business done?

Microsoft Ireland want to help you get it done, whatever your small business and wherever you do it.

With Office 365 we’re using #getitdoneIRL to share advice, shout outs and to give prizes away.

Prizes? Over 200 of them:

We are offering Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablets, with keyboard and a one year subscription of Office 365 Small Business Premium – each package costs €1,300.

We’re also offering one year subscriptions of Office 365 Small Business Premium to the value of €150.00 each.

We’re giving away one hundred (yes, 100) €10 BitBuzz vouchers – good for seven days roaming, these will allow you access the internet wherever there’s a BitBuzz service – they have 370 locations in Ireland.

We also have small prizes – everything from fleeces to laptop covers to water bottles. With over 200 prizes in total, you’re in with a good chance of winning something!

How you can get involved:

On Thursday 21 November, we’ll be tweeting, instagramming,  posting on the LinkedIn Group and Microsoft Ireland Facebook page all about small businesses in Ireland.

Your best way of keeping in touch is following the #getitdoneIRL hashtag and checking into this blog.

Firstly, we’d like to hear about great Small Businesses – please tell us about them using the #getitdoneIRL hashtag or post about them in our LinkedIn group.

We’ll be picking a selection to highlight and include in Microsoft Ireland newsletters and social media to an audience of over 50,000 people.

Secondly, we’ll be inviting your tips, your advice, your learnings and your issues with running a small business in Ireland and seeing if and how we could help.

We’re hosting a discussion group on LinkedIn with Microsoft Ireland who can answer any questions you have about their Work Smart Programme for Small Businesses and how Office 365 could be of help to your business.

Thirdly, we’re giving away prizes. To find out what you need to do to win our main prizes of Surface Pro 2 Tablets with keyboard and Office 365 subscription, please click here.

What is Office 365 Small Business Premium? 17-04-34

Get the latest version of Office plus business-class email, a public website, web conferencing, and document sharing—all easy to manage, without IT expertise.

Office 365 Small Business Premium gives you all the benefits of the Microsoft Office programmes you may already be using – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc – plus a lot more, including mobile access on computers, laptops, tablets and phones. It’s providing the best collaboration, communications and social technology for faster problem solving for small businesses in Ireland.

Here’s a short video to tell you more. You can also check the Office 365 website.

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