New Microsoft search engine Bing finds Google weaknesses

Microsoft made Bing, its new "decision engine", publicly available yesterday with a background image of hot air balloons lifting off in the countryside on the Bing homepage. It's a fitting image given Microsoft's

Published on: June 4th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Brennon Slattery

New portal connects 3 million Canadian caregivers

If you live anywhere in Canada and are caring for a loved one who is suffering from a long term illness, chances are you would have heard of VON - more formally called

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Thin budgets, bad Vista vibes could block Windows 7 adoption

Aron Smetana, CIO of California-based mortgage lender Paul Financial, sums up in one sentence Microsoft's challenge as it prepares Windows 7 for enterprise adoption."Microsoft has lost a lot of trust and no one

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Will Bing bust Google? A look at what Microsoft’s Search tool has to offer

At last, Bing has arrived. I tested a preview release of Microsoft's new search/decision engine, previously called Kumo, to see how well it compares. Here's a breakdown of its new features and how

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Tom Spring

Requiem for Redmond – Free software will kill Microsoft, says former staffer

Bill Gates probably will not sing the praises of Keith Curtis, a programmer with Microsoft for 11 years who's now left the fold and written a book about why the Redmond way will

Published on: May 25th, 2009

Malware found on brand new Windows netbook

After discovering attack code on a brand new Windows XP netbook, antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs warned users yesterday that they should scan virgin systems for malware before connecting them to the Internet.When Kaspersky

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

New rebates from Microsoft sweeten the deal for Office 2007

Committing to an upgrade was simply a matter of time, he says. "A lot of clients were moving ahead of us and sending us data in Excel spreadsheets that simply weren't compatible." By

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Denise Deveau

Want an early review copy of Office 2010? Let Microsoft know

Microsoft yesterday said it would begin shipping early copies of Office 2010 to invite-only users in July, and has begun taking names for possible invitations to the preview. Bill Veghte, the senior vice-president

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft Exchange 2010 “70 per cent faster”

Microsoft Corp. said Monday that its upcoming Exchange Server 2010 software will be able to read and write e-mails to disk 70 per cent faster than Exchange 2007, despite the fact it uses

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Eric Lai and Joel Snyder

Use this free tool to check if your PC is ready for Windows 7

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Ballmer’s pep talk makes grads feel better about their future

It's a tough time to leave school and start a business but Steve Ballmer did his best on Wednesday to make a hall full of Stanford University students feel better about their future.It

Published on: May 8th, 2009 James Niccolai

IBM, Microsoft quibble over Office 2007’s new ODF support

In the latest sniping in the long-running feud over document format standards, IBM this week claimed that Microsoft Corp.'s Excel 2007 corrupted formulas and data in spreadsheets created in the OpenDocument Format.Microsoft rebuffed

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

3,000 Microsoft employees let go, Ballmer warns more cuts possible

Microsoft Corp. has laid off 3,000 workers, the second wave of a major reduction the company announced in January. And in a memo to employees, CEO Steve Ballmer said more cuts are possible.

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

Telus plans to bring “patient centred” e-health system to Canada

The launch of Telus Health Space, within a year, will enable Canadians to build their own health records, gain visibility into the contents of their file, and control what information they share with

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Brian Jackson