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

Seven significant facts about Windows 7

One stone-cold fact about Windows 7 is that we need more stone-cold facts in order to understand the new operating system that is likely to arrive in early 2010.The company has said some

Published on: September 26th, 2008 John Fontana

Hassle-free working with Office 2007

Microsoft Office 2007's XML file formats can complicate migration and file sharing; be prepared. Also, tweak the suite's ribbon interface.Even if you don't plan to switch from your current Office apps, you'll have

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Robert Luhn and Guy Hart-Davis

Browser wars: IE 8 vs. Google Chrome vs. Mozilla Firefox 3.1

Mozilla's second alpha of Firefox 3.1 is upping the ante in the next-generation browser battle. So how do the main contenders stack up so far now? One thing's for sure, the Firefox team

Published on: September 19th, 2008 JR Raphael

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