Cloud Computing Isn’t All Azure Skies

Details about the offering remain scant at this point -- the SDKs and developer programs are "by invitation only" -- but what I've heard so far sounds promising. I'm particularly interested in Live

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Neil McAllister

Microsoft responds to IE attacks with a fix

As it promised yesterday, Microsoft Corp. today issued an emergency patch to plug a critical hole in Internet Explorer(IE) that attackers have been increasingly exploiting from hacked Web sites. The patch, described in

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Faith, hope and smart charity

Every year Canadians donate millions to various charities – but how much of that is spent on specific campaigns and how much on dinners for executives? With donors today demanding greater transparency and

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Palm Treo Pro offers great business functionality

The BlackBerry, iPhone, and T-Mobile G1 may be the kings of smartphone cool, but if you ask me, they all share one big shortcoming: They don't run Windows Mobile. See also: The ITBusiness.ca

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Mike Heck

Microsoft warns of “huge increase” in Internet Explorer attacks

Microsoft warned Saturday of a "huge increase" in attacks exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), and said some originated from hacked pornography sites.Other researchers confirmed that attacks were increasingly coming

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

400,000 reasons why Quebec firm says unified communications rocks

John Lambert was overseeing his company's latest customized metal structure construction project – this one a catwalk that would fit around an assembly-line conveyer belt – a project that would normally require that

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Vista SP2 patch hides changes under the hood

If you install the beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) expecting to see visible changes to your version of Vista , you'll be sorely disappointed. At least in this initial beta,

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

Microsoft confirms Yahoo’s Lu to run online services

Lu, formerly Yahoo's vice president of engineering for the Search and Advertising Technology Group, will take over as president of Microsoft's Online Services Group on Jan. 5, Microsoft said. Lu left Yahoo in

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Six things you should know before adopting Vista SP2

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is set to be releasedas a public beta version Thursday, Microsoft has confirmed. The program, which has been under limited testing since October, will become available on the

Published on: December 5th, 2008 JR Raphael

License Structure Unleashes Power of New Microsoft Small Business Server

Yet, identifying the specific needs of a small (versus a medium or a large) business, and recognizing the different information technology supports that a small (versus a medium or a large) company needs

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Microsoft loses market share to rivals for OS, browser

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OS last month took its biggest market share dive in the past two years, erasing gains made in two of the past three months and sending the operating system's share

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Purolator boosts business and customer outreach with online service

When you're getting ready to ship that Christmas present to a relative across the country you might go to Purolator's Web site and punch in two postal codes – yours and Uncle Bob's,

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

10 tips for creating an awesome PowerPoint presentation

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Microsoft's PowerPoint software has become many things to many people: a lifesaver to busy execs attempting to explain critical and complex financial data to their peers;

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum