An Xbox fan celebrates being the first to purchase the new Xbox One X console at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

Published: July 10th, 2020


Zoom appoints former Salesforce security executive as its CISO

Jason Lee will join Zoom Video Communications as the chief information security officer, effective June 29, 2020, the company announced on Wednesday. Lee has been a part of the information security ecosystem for

Published on: June 26th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (AMD) review: good, but not outstanding

Nestled within Microsoft's family of convertible tablet PCs, the Surface Laptop 3 continues to offer a grounded, traditional laptop experience. The new 15-inch display provides a more comfortable viewing experience, and still features

Published on: May 27th, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft announces Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3

Microsoft this week revealed the new Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 convertible tablet PCs. Microsoft Surface Go 2 Microsoft’s Surface Go fills the role of an affordable tablet PC that

Published on: May 6th, 2020 Tom Li

Microsoft announces Azure Edge Zone in partnership with 5G carriers

Microsoft will be partnering with 5G carriers to release Azure Edge Zones and Azure Private Edge Zones. As its name implies, the Azure Edge Zones are edge computing services that bring data computing

Published on: April 6th, 2020 Tom Li

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, plus a few important additions

By Catherine Morin   Microsoft on Monday unveiled its new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family consumer plans, which are designed to replace existing Office 365 subscriptions. On April 21, current Office 365 offers

Published on: March 31st, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft warns critical vulnerability in Windows already being exploited

Administrators and infosec pros will have to increase the surveillance of their networks for suspicious activity after Microsoft announced the discovery of a vulnerability in the way Windows processes fonts that could lead

Published on: March 24th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Microsoft closes all retail locations due to COVID-19 concerns

Microsoft has temporarily closed its retail locations globally due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. David Porter, vice-president of Microsoft stores, made the announcement via a blog post this morning on LinkedIn. "With

Published on: March 17th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Microsoft to replace MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE with role-based certifications

Microsoft announced on Feb. 27 that its role-based certificates will replace existing Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certificates on June 30, 2020.

Published on: March 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

Coronavirus ‘decimated’ device manufacturing in February, says IDC

With files from Alex Coop   The spreading of Coronavirus has curtailed production in the tech industry, a new IDC study finds. Most affected sectors include factory, logistics, and transportation, many of them

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Tom Li

Windows 7 is dead, but 25% of large businesses in Canada are still running it on desktops, says IDC survey

With files from Alex Coop   Windows 7 is officially dead. No, it won't suddenly cease to function; as anyone who booted it up after the end-of-support deadline of January 14 discovered. It

Published on: January 20th, 2020 Lynn Greiner

Say hello to Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser

Microsoft officially launched its new Edge Chromium browser across both Windows and macOS operating systems this week and is available for download now. One of the biggest issues facing IT professionals is high

Published on: January 17th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft commits to carbon negative by 2030, among other environmental commitments

Microsoft today announced that it's committing to becoming carbon negative by 2030, eliminating all past carbon emissions by 2050, and the creation of a US$1 billion fund for investment in carbon removal technologies.

Published on: January 16th, 2020 Buckley Smith

Time running out for support on these Microsoft products

The start of the new year is a time when system administrators need to think about applications reaching end of life. Admins should know by now that support for Windows 7 ends Jan.

Published on: January 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Microsoft Canada president says startups should collaborate more, but ‘not to the point of giving up your secrets’

By Dave Gordon Describing the roster as “phenomenal,” Microsoft Canada’s president, Kevin Peesker, remarked on the groundbreaking startups and tech innovators who presented at the recent Ingram Micro Cloud Comet Competition. “To witness

Published on: December 16th, 2019 ITBusiness Staff