Microsoft president announces new philanthropic arm

Microsoft Philanthropies is a new organization within the company that will be dedicated to helping people around the world meet challenges with, contribute to, and take advantage of, technological innovation, Microsoft Corp. president and chief

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Opportunities abound with these two wearable workplace apps

If there has been been a revolution in how human resources professionals approach their tasks in recent months, it would have to be credited to new wearable devices like Microsoft Band and Oculus

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

7 ways smartphones need to be different in 2016

Published on: November 26th, 2015 Dave Yin

IoT? “Never heard of it,” say over half of Canadian businesses

Almost nine out of 10 Canadian businesses admit they aren’t fully utilizing digital technology and their own lack of knowledge may be partly to blame, a new Microsoft Canada survey reveals. Although half

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Christine Wong

Windows 10 Cortana comes to Canada

Windows 10 users in Canada can start using Microsoft's voice-activated smart assistant today, and you don't even have to lie about where you live. Since the launch of Windows 10, the popular feature

Published on: November 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s new Windows Phones can run as a desktop

TORONTO, ON - Remember Ubuntu for Android? The effort by Canonical to bring the free open-source operating system to smartphones was fraught with ambitious price points, failed Indiegogo campaigns, and perhaps a flawed approach

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Dave Yin

First look: Microsoft’s new Surface Book lineup

Microsoft made a splash earlier this month when it unveiled not just the price and release window of the HoloLens, but also new products in the Surface line. We got a chance to check

Published on: October 23rd, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Google offers free apps to counter Office 365 popularity

Google has begun a new Canadian push for its business-focused applications, offering free access to businesses north of the border. The cloud giant is giving Canadian businesses a free offer to try Google

Published on: October 23rd, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Dell unveils its icebreaker strategy against and with Microsoft

AUSTIN, TEX. – Attendees at the 2015 Dell World conference were expecting to see a senior leader from EMC at this year’s show. Instead, they got a surprise visit from Microsoft CEO Satya

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Turns out giving away Windows 10 is working for Microsoft

The numbers are in, and it looks as though Microsoft's strategy of releasing a quality OS free of charge has paid off. According to figures tracked by NetMarketShare, charted below by Statista, Windows 10

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Dave Yin

Case study: L’Oreal Canada gives its enterprise sales solution a makeover

IT adoption can get ugly at times, even when you’re in the beauty business. Just ask Nadir Belarbi. As CIO of L’Oreal Canada, he runs the top selling cosmetics company in this country.

Published on: October 7th, 2015 Christine Wong