Rumoured AOL-Yahoo merger would cause more problems that it would solve

As rumors about a Yahoo-AOL merger grow louder, industry experts caution that such a deal could create more problems than it solves.Yahoo is likely pursuing the acquisition because it needs a short-term, sure-fire

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Get Windows and Leopard to Play Nice

Apple Inc. offers two ways to accomplish this task: Leopard's ability to share files and printers with Windows machines, and the ability of Intel-based Macs to run Windows using either Boot Camp (which

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

Microsoft releases Silverlight 2 for download

Microsoft's Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology for rich Internet applications will be generally available on Tuesday along with supportive development tools, the company said during a teleconference on Monday morning. The company also

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Paul Krill

Microsoft Small Biz Server 2008 offers wealth of features

A small business is not necessarily a simple business. That rather basic lesson has taken much of the computer industry far too many years to learn. Successful SaaS vendors have realized that small

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Curtis Franklin Jr.

Microsoft promises to fix problem feature in Windows 7

Microsoft plans to improve the much-maligned user account control (UAC) feature in the next version of its Windows client OS, acknowledging that the new security feature it built into Windows Vista has caused

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

How security pros can do their job well and still be liked

As part of Microsoft's X-box Live team, Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse was proud of the first application he helped develop – a system for accepting user complaints.But he was dismayed to come in to

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Word creator to become first repeat space tourist

If everyone who visited Charles Simonyi's Web site gave him just $1, he wouldn't have to pay out of pocket to become the first space tourist to make a return trip into orbit.Not

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Big Tools help promote Canadian Small Business

Undoubtedly, an engaging and effective website is an effective way to build your business. Unfortunately, unless your business is building websites, you probably feel it is too complicated, too expensive, too time-consuming to

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Microsoft gives XP another lease on life

Microsoft has extended the availability of Windows XP on new PCs by six months, the company confirmed today.Computer makers that "downgrade" machines from Windows Vista Business or Vista Ultimate to Windows XP Professional

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Big Easy 2.0 – Microsoft’s incentive program beefed up

Microsoft has given small and mid-sized business customers more ways to earn cash to buy its software through partners by adding new products and product groups to its Big Easy program.Recently, Microsoft unveiled

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft launches new Search rewards program

Microsoft Corp. today launched a rewards program to entice consumers to its Live Search site, but it requires Internet Explorer and bars users of rival browsers, including Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome.A toolbar

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Scotia uses Microsoft system to stay competative

In light of the current economic slow down businesses are turning towards improving their information systems to gain a better understanding and streamlining of their current operations, building on their existing data and

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Microsoft’s “Rosario” focuses on collaboration between software developers

Under the banner of "democratizing" application life-cycle management (ALM), Microsoft is set to unveil the next major release of its Visual Studio Team System platform. Visual Studio Team System 2010, which has been

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Paul Krill

Notorious tech myths that just refuse to die

Have you heard this story?One day, Bill Gates was standing on a street corner, watching the clouds roll by. Absentmindedly, he dropped a US$1,000 bill out of his pocket. A bystander noticed and

Published on: September 30th, 2008 John Brandon