New Microsoft ad campaign lives in shadow of Apple’s “1984” commercial

Microsoft has created a lot of buzz about its new multi-million dollar advertising campaign with non-sequitur ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and their next move could determine if it's sink or swim in the

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft shares internal security software and methods

Microsoft will soon release tools and methods it has used over the last few years to reduce the number of security problems in its software.Microsoft began to take security seriously around 2001. Coding

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Jerry and Bill comedy duo better in second commercial

The second Windows commercial starring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates showed up on YouTube last night at a length of four and a half minutes -- normal for a pop song, long for

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Eric Lai

How to get the best of both worlds – make Mac and Windows work together

One of the major selling points for Macs and Mac OS X Leopard these days is their ability to work well in a largely Windows world. Apple Inc. offers two ways to accomplish

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Ryan Faas

Google’s glossy fa

Now that Google has reached its 10-year mark, the company is facing the cultural complexities and challenges that come with the transition from hip start-up to corporate giant.In Google Inc.'s early days, it

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft’s virtualization strategy focuses on management application

A non-sequitur commercial campaign starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld isn't the only thing Microsoft is launching these days – the Redmond-based software giant is also unleashing a trifecta of virtualization software tools

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Debut of Seinfeld ad for Microsoft bombs

I wasn't anywhere near a TV last Thursday night, so I missed the debut of Microsoft's much-ballyhooed ad campaign featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.The US$300 million series of ads--for which the eponymous

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Philip Michaels

Test your tech news IQ

Everyone has their limits, as this week's quiz amply demonstrates. The past week saw Comcast place caps on how much bandwidth its subscribers could use. Microsoft tried to halt the slide in Xbox

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Twelve unnecessary Vista features to disable

Vista, thy name is bloat! The latest Windows packs a lot of code--more than any version of Windows ever--and some of it is just plain unnecessary. All of that excess code has a

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Lincoln Spector

Browser showdown – IE8 vs. Google Chrome

They're back! Just when you thought the "browser wars" were over, with the two camps - Microsoft and Mozilla.org - settling in for a kind of intransigent détente, along comes Google to stir

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 4

Here's the final instalment of our comprehensive feature on new capabilities you can add to your Windows PC to make your experience on it both exciting and profitable. And while you're about it

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

License misuse is also piracy, says Microsoft

After years of hammering the message that software piracy can send users to the slammer, Microsoft Corp is shifting gears to encourage greater partner buy-in in its battle against counterfeiters.The Redmond, Wash.-based software

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Six fabulous presentation tips for IT professionals

If anyone needs to convey complex information to get the approval of peers or higher ups, it's CIOs and the managers who report to them. Yet, before a presentation, what do you do?

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Tom Bunzel