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

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

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