First look at Skype for Business

Atlanta - It was way back in 2011 that Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. It was just last November that we learned Microsoft planned to replace its office collaboration software Lync with

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Well Hello – Windows 10 will support biometric passwords

Apple iPhone 6 users are now in the habit of unlocking their devices with use of a fingerprint scan, and specific laptop manufacturers offered fingerprint scanners in place of passwords long before that.

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft tapping consumer savvy for slew of enterprise announcements

Atlanta - Microsoft Corp. pitched its software solutions and cloud offerings for business on the strength of its experience making consumer products, as it announced a slew of updates to core enterprise products including

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Office Delve adds ‘news feed’ to Office 365

Atlanta - Just as you can scroll through your news feed on Facebook to find out what's new with your friends, you can now scroll through a news feed within Office 365 to

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson

The new privacy: Consumers want more control over their digital identity

With an increasingly connected world and the Internet of things, it's good that consumers are becoming more comfortable sharing their personal information on line. But there's a catch: they want more control over how

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft offers free preview of the Retina-friendly Office 2016 for Mac

Apple users are about to get some of the new features and functionality on their Mac that PC users have been enjoying in Microsoft’s Office 365 office productivity suite – plus a few

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Jeff Jedras


Smug Apple may lose customer experience crown to hungry Microsoft

While Apple Inc. revolutionized how we buy and consume technology in large part by focusing on the customer experience, like any successful innovator it runs the risk of stagnation and complacency if it’s not

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

New Microsoft Outlook app could infringe on businesses’ privacy

The new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS may be the one of the best email apps to come out in a while – but according to IT security professionals, it also presents myriad

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Candice So

Microsoft acquires calendar app maker Sunrise for at least $100 million

Microsoft Corp. is acquiring yet another startup in a bid to improve its standing in the mobile productivity space. The Redmond, Wash.-based company is going to acquire Sunrise, which has created a suite

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Microsoft rolls out revamped Outlook app for iOS and Android

It’s been a busy couple of days for Microsoft Corp., what with the release of not one, but two of its flagship products for mobile. Today, the Redmond, Wash.-based company announced it has

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Candice So

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple top list of Canada’s most influential brands of 2014

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and YouTube – these brands all have something in common, and it’s more than all being luminaries of the tech industry. These were the most influential brands in Canada

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Candice So

Microsoft acquires firm dedicated to building on open-source code

Microsoft Corp. is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to embracing the open-source community and acquiring Mountain View, Calif.-based Revolution Analytics. Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took the

Published on: January 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson