Microsoft Lync to become Skype for Business

Microsoft Corp. plans to release the next version of its Lync software in the first half of next year, but will be rebranding it as Skype for Business, according to a blog post

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office mobile not free for business after all

Yesterday Microsoft Corp. released news it was changing its approach to its Office mobile strategy, saying it was "bringing Office to everyone" and would allow full-featured free versions on Android and iOS platforms.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 preview could get touch interface before year’s end

Developers and other keen early adopters have been testing the Windows 10 preview for a few weeks now, but without the benefit of touch interaction. According to an article by Mary Jo Foley

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cloud tips from Canada’s tech CFOs

What does cloud technology mean for businesses today? How you answer that question depends very much on your perspective - and your position within your organization affects that perspective. Chief finance officers (CFOs)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

How one woman answered Nadella on asking for a raise

Now the media frenzy has somewhat subsided over Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, let me try to put it all in perspective. I

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Salesforce.com launches Wave, the ‘analytics cloud’

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com opened its annual Dreamforce conference on Monday by announcing a new product that capitalizes on the analytics software acquisitions it’s made in the past 14 months. Wave is Salesforce’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Gartner shares golden rule of ‘digital humanism’

Yes, it's time for the annual Gartner Symposium for 8,500 senior IT executives, including over 3,000 CIOs. The symposium, an annual event that takes place at the Orlando Disney hotels, is in one

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Tech titans tell Gartner symposium: be a ‘digital humanist’

We started the day with a keynote from Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp. and we finished the day with the inventor of the Apple II - Steve Wozniak. A lot happened in between. Nadella

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2014 Jim Love

Windows 10 technical preview first look: Start Menu returns

After the Microsoft keynote with CEO Satya Nadella at the Gartner Symposium 2015 ITExpo we set out in search of a Windows 10 demo. We managed to get an inside view of Windows

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2014 Jim Love

Gartner symposium asks the big questions about world’s technological future

Day one of the 2014 Gartner Symposium saw BlackBerry and Microsoft executives give hints at their company's future direction and interaction with governments in a world demanding of heightened security and privacy. Gartner's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2014 Jim Love

Microsoft unveils tech preview of Windows 10

Microsoft Corp. announced a technical preview of its upcoming operating system on Tuesday, Windows 10, saying it will work with the developer community to create an OS with upgraded business functionality. The Windows

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Bing over Google? A Q&A with Andrew Yang of Bing

For most marketers working in paid search, it’s intuitive to turn to Google AdWords to make sure their brands get found online. But there’s still a lot of unconquered territory when it comes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Candice So