Ontario’s Grey County says governments are ‘afraid of cloud’ but bets big on Microsoft and Zerto

After discovering that a serious system failure could result in two weeks of downtime, Grey County recognized it had to modernize its backup and recovery solutions to ensure continuous availability for critical services

Published on: March 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Microsoft, Seneca and RBC to offer free Microsoft Azure Fundamentals workshops

Seneca College has teamed up with Microsoft Canada and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to create opportunities for Canadian students, graduates and professionals seeking to acquire in-demand digital skills through free Microsoft

Published on: January 6th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Digital skills and responsible cloud spending part of Microsoft’s Canada Skills Program curriculum

Microsoft Canada recently announced the launch of its Canada Skills Program in 12 post-secondary institutions this fall in hopes of enhancing data and AI skills and employability for more than 4,500 Canadian students.

Published on: September 24th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

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

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

Microsoft added to Digital Health Canada’s Certified Education Provider Accreditation Program

Digital Health Canada recently announced that five of the Microsoft Learn tracks have been added to its list of accredited programs in its Continuing Education Provider (CEP) program. CEP courses are comprised of

Published on: November 26th, 2019 Buckley Smith

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

Gap Inc. partners with Microsoft for digital transformation strategy

Earlier this month Gap Inc. announced that it is migrating its data platform, stores, online sites and more to the cloud, choosing Microsoft Azure to help move forward in its digital transformation. "As

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft exceeds $100 billion in revenue for first time ever

Microsoft has surpassed $100 billion (all figures USD) in revenue for the first time in its history, thanks to the continued success of its cloud services. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Dell EMC announces upgrades to its Microsoft Azure Stack at Inspire

Dell EMC announced upgrades to its Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas yesterday. The company has decided to extend its Cloud Flex Program - Dell EMC’s

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

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

After landing distribution rights for new IoT software, Toronto firm is ready to turn heads, says CEO

Canada is poised to become a central figure in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market thanks to new software developed in one of the world’s largest research institutes, says Albert Behr, CEO

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

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

Hashtag Trending – Instagram takes a swipe at YouTube, Intel CEO resigns, Microsoft launches blockchain project

Instagram will let users post longer videos, Intel's CEO resigns, and Microsoft launches an ambitious blockchain project. First up, on LinkedIn. In an apparent swipe at YouTube, Instagram has announced that it will

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop