Microsoft Office soon to be free for iOS and Android users

Microsoft Corp. has reversed course on its Office mobile strategy, making full-featured versions of its famous productivity software free for Android and iOS instead of requiring a paid subscription, the New York Times

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

‘Fastest growing website in history’ scales with Microsoft Azure

London, Ont.-based Go Viral Inc. launched a new website, Diply, in November 2013. Today it sees 50 million page views per month to its bite-sized, pop-culture content that is partly user-generated. Diply has been

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2014 Christine Wong

Microsoft and Salesforce announce partnership, new mobile apps

Salesforce.com will be bringing its cloud-based CRM service to Windows Phone and more closely integrating it with Microsoft Corp.'s Office 365 service as the two software firms announced a partnership today. The partnership

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Office 365 Personal Canadian pricing matches US pricing

From clothing to book prices to software licences, Canadians are used to shelling out more money than their neighbours south of the border for many products. That practice made sense when our dollar

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches Power BI to all users

Microsoft Corp. is now making its business intelligence program, branded as Power BI for Office 365, generally available. While Microsoft actually launched Power BI in closed beta in July 2013, the program is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft rebranding SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft Corp. will soon be renaming its free cloud storage and syncing service to be in line with its newly released video game console. SkyDrive, the cloud service that allows users to upload

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Toshiba puts Windows 8 tablet in your pocket

Toshiba Corp. is putting out an 8-inch touch screen tablet this month, which it describes as a pocket-sized device that runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Running on an Intel Atom processor

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 6 most popular ITBusiness.ca stories of the year

The year 2013 was one that saw the mobile technology trends accelerate more quickly than perhaps most anyone ever imagined, punctuated by signs of the winners of losers that were either riding that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Expedia sends email on cruises with Office 365

In this day of smartphones and ubiquitous wireless Internet, it's hard to imagine being anywhere that email can't reach you - even when you're on vacation. But until earlier this year, that was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apttus connects Microsoft Office with Salesforce data

As much as the new cloud computing era has brought us new services and tools to manage information, organize data, and get work done, there are still some people who will say you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office is still heavyweight in the workplace, Forrester survey finds

Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2013 is still the top choice among workplace productivity tools, although cloud-based email is steadily gaining some ground, according to a new study from technology and market research firm Forrester

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft announces Dynamics CRM update available soon

Along with a long list of updates to its cloud offerings to enterprise customers, Microsoft announced today that it is going to release Dynamics CRM Online Fall '13 later this month, the on-premises

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why the Surface Pro converted me from being a dedicated Mac user

My family and I, from grandpa to grandson,  have been Apple fans – starting out with the Apple and onwards through the various Mac, iPhone, & iPad generations. But from a law practice

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2013 Lou Milrad