Microsoft’s cloud services drove the company’s Q2 growth

Led by Azure, Microsoft’s cloud businesses helped the company reach a strong 2018 second quarter. Azure revenue grew 98 per cent during the quarter, on par with previous quarters, and while Microsoft didn’t

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop


Leaders in Davos acknowledge AI’s potential for good, but point to unanswered questions

Global leaders discussed the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence during the second-last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But it came with a grain of salt. During a panel about rogue

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Microsoft appoints Carnegie Mellon professor to head expanded Montreal AI research lab

Microsoft plans to significantly expand its Montreal research lab and has appointed Carnegie Mellon University machine learning professor Geoffrey Gordon as its new research director, the company announced Wednesday. In a Jan. 23

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech firms can leverage their industry to build diverse sales teams, PointClickCare VP Joan Leroux says

In an industry frequently - and accurately - criticized for its lack of gender diversity, Mississauga, Ont.-based senior care cloud platform developer PointClickCare is bucking the trend - and its chosen field might

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ceridian Dayforce offers single payroll function to Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers

Workforce management regulations vary from one country to another, and through a new partnership with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Winnipeg-based Ceridian Canada says its Dayforce software will help streamline that process for organizations who

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Surface Book 2 review – All Hands on Tech

Microsoft didn't try and recreate its successful Surface Book with the Surface Book 2. Instead, the tech giant chose to play it safe and give it one hell of a performance boost. This

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Alex Radu


Hashtag Trending – iPhone X too fragile? Microsoft teams up with Qualcomm, Amazon lands on Apple TV

The iPhone X may be too expensive and too fragile, Microsoft is teaming up with Qualcomm, and Amazon Prime Video lands on Apple TV. From Google Trends - Consumer Reports has finally released

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

VR is on the rise: VR headsets ship more than 1 million for the first time

Virtual reality has never looked better. According to a new Canalys report, Q3 2017 was a record-breaking quarter for virtual reality headsets, with over one million shipments recorded. Canalys credits the price drop

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft updates its AI-powered translation service

With Google's Pixel Bud headphones hitting the streets with an artificial intelligence-powered translation service, Microsoft is upping the ante with a new update to Microsoft Translator. Last year the Redwood, Calif.-based tech giant

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

LinkedIn ‘Resumé Assistant’ rolling out on Microsoft Word

Microsoft is taking advantage of its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. The tech giant has announced that it is now integrating LinkedIn capabilities in Microsoft Word for a new service called Resumé Assistant.

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft 365 Business for SMBs is available now

Microsoft's Office 365 solution built for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is now available worldwide. Designed for organizations with under 300 employees, Microsoft 365 Business includes Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools and

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Alex Radu