Diversity more than just meeting numbers, everyone needs to ‘go all in’ says #movethedial founder

Women account for only about 25 per cent of Canada’s tech industry, and it's a number that's remained stagnant over the past 10 years. While attendees at this year's #movethedial Global Summit remained

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft says Teams has hit 20 million daily users

The battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams continues, and it now looks like Microsoft is gaining the upper hand, according to numbers released by the company today. As of Tuesday, Microsoft said in

Published on: November 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

City of Ottawa to launch 311 AI chatbot powered by Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent

ORLANDO --- The city of Ottawa has announced a new plan to pilot Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent to increase the accessibility of its 311 services. Built in collaboration with Microsoft, Ottawa will begin

Published on: November 6th, 2019 Tom Li

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc, which can operate in AWS and Google Cloud

Microsoft unveiled the preview of Azure Arc at its Ignite conference, a product that will help businesses simplify the ever-increasing complexity of cloud environments, the company said in a blog post Azure Arc

Published on: November 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

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

New study says Canadian SMBs incur a potential productivity loss of $2 billion using older technology

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft and Intel reported that the cost of using a PC older than four years is more than buying a new one.  As per Statistics Canada, Canada is

Published on: October 11th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft introduces several new capabilities to Office 365 and Surface devices

In addition to announcing several new devices at its Surface event, Oct. 2, 2019, Microsoft also shared its progress on several innovations including touch, digital pen and utilizing voice across Office 365 and

Published on: October 8th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft returns to making phones, teases dual-screen Surface Duo

NEW YORK --- In an unexpected move, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo, a foldable Surface tablet smartphone, at its Surface launch event in New York. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU78s9ExFFA It's difficult to judge exactly what role

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Tom Li

What you can expect from Microsoft’s Surface hardware event

Microsoft’s Fall Surface Hardware Event is expected to unveil a host of devices. Microsoft has revealed that they will be expanding their Surface family by launching at least one Surface device at the

Published on: October 1st, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft releases new features, updates for Dynamics 365

Microsoft Corp. released a wide swath of updates and releases for its Dynamics 365 suite this week, largely focussed on AI-powered insight tools and new applications for the world of retail. AI-powered insight

Published on: September 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 has its end of support pushed back by nine months

Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its January 14, 2020 end of support date for Exchange Server 2010 by nine months. In a blog post published this morning, Greg Taylor, Microsoft's director of product

Published on: September 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Microsoft lends the OneEleven scaleup community a helping hand

Microsoft for Startups initiative has a new addition: the Canadian-born OneEleven scaleup community. The Microsoft for Startup program aims to inject $500 million into startups that are struggling to take off. By enrolling

Published on: September 4th, 2019 Tom Li


Microsoft to drop Skype for Business Online and replace with Teams in 2021

Two years after hinting at plans to phase out Skype for Business Online and replace it with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Corp. made it official this week. Microsoft announced in a blog post that

Published on: July 31st, 2019 IT Business Staff