Add-on will let Windows 7 users run XP in virtual mode

Microsoft Corp. will unveil an add-on to Windows 7 that lets users run applications designed for Windows XP in a virtual machine, the company confirmed Friday. This is the first time Microsoft has

Published on: April 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Time’s a-wastin’ for Windows 7 upgrade decision

A memo on Microsoft's TechNet Web site indicates the software maker is eyeing May for a Windows 7 release candidate rollout – leading to predictions the new operating system will likely be out

Published on: April 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Commandeering a Windows 7 computer – two experts show how

Security researchers demonstrated how to take control of a computer running Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system at the Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITB) in Dubai on Thursday. Researchers Vipin Kumar

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Sumner Lemon

Microsoft Exchange 2010 offers up great Web mail option

End-users accustomed to Web-based access to their personal e-mail through free Internet services such as Google's Gmail, expect the same power and access through a browser for their business e-mail. Exchange 2010 stands

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Joel Snyder

Ballmer’s Mac gibes make Apple lovers livid

It can't be easy having nearly every word you say in public quoted and scrutinized. But such is the life of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Redmond's oft-ridiculed head honcho has been known to

Published on: April 16th, 2009

Ten things that peeve me about tech — and 10 that please

Sure, spyware, spam and wireless routers that have the lifespan of a mosquito annoy us all. But what do we really hate about technology? Here's my top 10 list: 1. People Who Talk

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Odious OS

I love old technology as much as the next techno-geezer, but come on, it wasn't all wonder and goodness. Let's reflect on the bad old days of operating systems as well. After all,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Some XP, Vista PCs “eligible” for free Windows 7 upgrades

Microsoft Corp. will provide free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades, not only to users who buy Vista PCs between June 2009 and January 2010, but also to people who buy systems that have

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft faces tough competition in netbook sales

Netbook has become as trendy a word as "cloud" and analysts predict sales are will grow 65 percent this year from 2008's totals. But the netbook pricing game is getting complicated as OEMs

Published on: April 7th, 2009

Microsoft rolls out Windows in the cloud

As a result, software as a service is becoming a more viable option for SMBs. Microsoft Canada is rolling out its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), part of Microsoft Online Services, which is

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

Despite Microsoft’s warnings, many Canadian firms skipping Vista entirely

If anyone can be described as a Windows XP diehard it's Bill Lake, managing director of Lakeway Associates at IT systems integrator based in Vancouver.Lake's small company looks after about 100 computers in

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Acer sued – accused of “deceiving customers”

An Ohio couple has sued Acer America Corp., accusing the computer maker of deceiving customers by claiming that laptops with just 1GB of memory can run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista, according to court

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Patrick Thibodeau

Microsoft TV ad attacks Macs over prices

Microsoft Corp. last night took a direct shot at its rival, Apple Inc., in a new television ad that pitched Windows PCs as lower-priced than Macs. The ad, the first in a new

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Canada’s IT skills shortage persists despite recession, layoffs

Despite a cruel economy that's resulted in scores of layoffs across North America, Microsoft's Canadian partners, who specialize in serving small businesses, are still challenged by an IT skills shortage, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Brian Jackson