Microsoft’s criticism surprises Toronto author of “open cloud manifesto”

Microsoft Corp.'s sharp criticism of an "open cloud manifesto" surprised drafters of the document, who plan to release it to the public on Monday, according to the founder of a company that helped

Published on: March 30th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano

10 Fixes for Vista’s Worst Features

Just ask anyone who's seen Spiderman 3: Good ideas seldom survive bad execution. The developers at Microsoft had some great ideas while designing Vista, but poor implementation turned many of those great concepts

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

Internet Explorer 8 Review

Intended for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista and Server 2008, the launch of IE 8 seems more of a formality than anything else, given that the final product isn't a leap forward

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Ted Kritsonis

The scoop on IE 8 – new browser helps you work better, faster, safer

Internet Explorer 8 has shipped in its final version and is ready to take on its rivals. This latest version of Microsoft's browser leapfrogs its closest competition, Firefox 3, for basic browsing and

Published on: March 23rd, 2009 Preston Gralla

Top 10 ways to have an awesome Microsoft Outlook experience

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with Outlook - yes we hate it because sometimes it crashes unexpectedly, or it takes an extra three to ten seconds to do something that we

Published on: March 17th, 2009 James Wing

Internet Explorer 8 faster than Firefox and Chrome, says Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. said this week that its own speed tests prove Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is faster than either Firefox or Chrome.In a report released Wednesday, Microsoft spelled out how it tests browsers

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Investing in Business Technology during a Recession: a roundtable discussion

But there's one thing that's at the root of any survival tactics - and that's the technology tools you use to support your business - whether it's a CRM application to get closer

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Denise Deveau

Why Vista failed businesses and how Microsoft hopes to make up for it

About a year ago on its Redmond, Washington, campus, a member of Microsoft's Windows Vista team met with a group of journalists to face some tough questions about the OS.At the time, it

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano

Cheap or free virtualization tools that work wonders for small firms

Free whitepaper with registration: Rethinking Virtualization Management Improves ROI As the virtualization wave washes over datacentre after datacentre, it almost seems that small businesses have been left high and dry. And with licenses

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Paul Venezia

Microsoft offers Canadian firms free trial of four hosted flagship apps

Microsoft took another step up into the clouds today with its trial release of online versions of what has traditionally been client-side software.Microsoft will allow Canadian businesses a trial run with four hosted

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Microsoft unveils three dozen improvements to Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. today revealed a laundry list of changes it has made to Windows 7 since it issued a public beta more than a month ago. Developers have slipped three dozen improvements and

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Niagara police boost productivity, collaboration with tech upgrade

Greater productivity, a streamlined workflow, and improved collaboration between employees are just some benefits Niagara Regional Police Service is realizing from a recent IT infrastructure upgrade. The project involves an incremental rollout of

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Black background, persistent notices await those who don’t activate Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. will turn Windows 7's background picture black and put up persistent notices on the screen if users don't activate the new operating system, a company manager said yesterday. The Windows 7

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Fired Microsoft employees get to keep overpaid severance

Microsoft will let about two dozen laid-off workers who were overpaid severance keep the money, the company's head of human resources said Monday afternoon. The decision was a quick turn-about for the company,

Published on: February 25th, 2009 Gregg Keizer