Microsoft to invest $1 million to help grow the startup ecosystem in Quebec

On Wednesday, Microsoft Canada and Quebec City business incubator and accelerator LE CAMP announced a partnership that will see Microsoft invest more than $1 million in the province's thriving startup scene. As part

Published on: February 1st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

IBM and Microsoft lead the pack in AI patent applications, WIPO report says

We've been hearing about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for years now and how it's increasingly shifting from the theoretical to reality, and finding its way into so many industries and applications

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hashtag Trending: Rivals Apple and Samsung team up; smart grocery stores; Starship Musk

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Cloud Security Summit being held Jan. 17 in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Kroger partner to bring ‘retail-as-a-service’ product to market

It seems like almost anything is available 'as-a-service' these days and today Microsoft Corp. and major U.S. grocery retailer The Kroger Co. are looking to bring to bring a new retail-as-a-service (RaaS) product

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Mastercard team up to improve access to digital identities

Microsoft Corp. and Mastercard Inc., are teaming up for a new initiative, hoping to make it easier for more streamlined for people to use their digital identity online. In an announcement on Dec.

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to replace Edge; protein-folding AI; Walmart’s gaming PCs

Microsoft killed Internet Explorer to launch Edge, but now it looks like it plans to kill that too. Google’s DeepMind AI team wins a protein-folding competition. And how bad are Walmart’s gaming PCs?

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office 365 icons get a fresh new look

Microsoft Office 365's suite of tools have a new look, thanks to a new logo redesign of Microsoft's icons. In a blog post announcing the move, Microsoft Corp. called the new icons a

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Smart TeamWorks aims to simplify real-time collaboration

Smart Technologies, a company that specializes in smart whiteboards, today released its new TeamWorks software designed for real-time collaboration using its Pro series smartboards. Designed as a collaboration software solution for the enterprise

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Tom Li

Enterprises are struggling to adopt AI, Microsoft wants to help

Adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into actual business practices can be difficult, but Microsoft Corp. is looking to change that, announcing several technology updates aimed at helping businesses more easily adopt AI. At a San Francisco event

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Zuckerberg turns down governments’ request; cord cutting is accelerating; Microsoft’s president calls for regulating facial recognition

Trending on LinkedIn: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined the request of government officials from Canada and the U.K. to discuss fake news and data privacy. Facebook issued a letter to respective governments

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft growth continues to be driven by cloud services in Q1

Cloud services continue to drive Microsoft growth in the first quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, despite quarter over quarter fall in Azure revenues. However, in its quarterly earnings report announced on Wednesday,

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson