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

Canadian governments are dragging their feet in deploying forecasting solutions, says software firm CEO

Ontario-based software development firm Scarsin has developed an advanced platform with the aim of helping government and healthcare policymakers forecast complex scenarios related to COVID-19. Dubbed Integrated Insight Environment (i2e), it's an enterprise-class

Published on: August 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report

The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID-19. The company has experienced a year-over-year increase of 43 per cent.

Published on: July 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Citrix and Microsoft hug tighter, extend their partnership

Microsoft and Citrix have signed a new multi-year agreement to reform the digital workspace transition, further elaborating on their long-standing partnership. Citrix specializes in digital workspace solutions that provide remote workspaces for users

Published on: July 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Tom’s Thoughts – What Canadians will be missing without the Microsoft Store

Ten years after it opened its doors in 2009, Microsoft recently announced that several Microsoft Stores are shutting down, including all seven in Canada, sparing just four as experience centres for its products.

Published on: July 10th, 2020 Tom Li

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