Microsoft Ignite 2020: Teams to get new well-being features to reduce stress

Microsoft’s key tool in connecting a distributed workforce is its Teams communication platform. At Microsoft Ignite, the company announced a slew of new features in Teams to reduce work-from-home stress and improve collaboration

Published on: September 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft Canada launches Azure Availability Zones in Canada

Microsoft Canada is launching availability zones in Canada, following through on a promise made in January and competing with similar infrastructure already rolled out by Google and Amazon Web Services. The new Azure

Published on: September 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Experts chime in on how to avoid misconfigurations in the cloud

By Dave Gordon   The cloud, the newest frontier of data storage, has mega-household name corporate providers – AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM –that for many, give the impression these services are built like

Published on: February 21st, 2020

Azure shows no sign of slowing down, according to Microsoft’s Q1 2020 earnings call

Following a strong start to the 2020 fiscal year that saw US$33 billion in revenue, Microsoft's Azure continued to experience strong growth despite concerns from experts that this growth would taper off. Checking in

Published on: October 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

TD Bank chooses Microsoft Azure, says hyperscalers have ‘upped their game’

Microsoft Azure has become TD Bank Group’s go-to cloud provider for all of its big data and artificial intelligence (AI) needs, the bank announced recently, further signaling large enterprises’ increasing comfort around the

Published on: April 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft outlines AI ethics framework strategy

Microsoft Corp. has made great strides in the field of AI, and as it continues to innovate, it is keeping an eye on the ethics of AI, said Michael Phillips, assistant general counsel

Published on: April 2nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Train computers to see what you want them to see with Azure Custom Vision

Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of several new services to Azure, including Azure Custom Vision, a feature of Azure's Cognitive Services. This service, which is powered by machine learning, allows users to

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Buckley Smith

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

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

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

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How PetalMD is helping healthcare professionals save time while they save lives

Healthcare professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands: If they’re not saving lives, they’re scheduling patient appointments, securing patient information, and trying to stay up to date on the latest

Published on: July 13th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How Microsoft Azure is helping improve cancer research, treatment for Canadians

The Vancouver-based B.C. Cancer Research Foundation is partnering with Microsoft Corp. on innovative research that is changing the way we treat and understand cancer. That B.C. Cancer is using Microsoft Azure to upload,

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson