Chinese-style Internet censorship doomed to failure, says Bill Gates

Efforts by countries like China to restrict the exchange of information on the Internet are ultimately doomed to failure, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told an audience of Stanford University students Tuesday."I don't see

Published on: February 21st, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Upgrading from XP to Vista can save power and pesos, study says

Canadian companies still using Microsoft Windows XP operating system may be sucking more power off the grid than if they were to upgrade to Windows Vista, says a new Microsoft-commissioned study.Both operating systems

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Mac IT admins top concerns in a Microsoft-Yahoo merger

Unless you've been living in a cave, with no Internet connection, and no contact with anyone who has one, you know about Microsoft's desire to buy Yahoo (and Yahoo's subsequent rejection of Microsoft's

Published on: February 19th, 2008 John C. Welch

The bug finder whose name bothers Microsoft

When a hacker going by the name Chujwamwdupe published attack code that exploited a recently patched bug in Microsoft Office 2003 last week, it looked almost as if he were publishing the software

Published on: February 19th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Microsoft subscripion license model lowers costs for small businesses

Microsoft is offering a new subscription model to small businesses that will allow them to use the company's software for less cost than the currently available licensing model. The plan, called Open Value

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Small Canadian design company makes big gains by automating contact management

Keeping track of customer contact information and ongoing projects is often a daunting task for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) with limited resources. But Microsoft Canada execs say SMBs can effectively automate that

Published on: February 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

‘Office 14’ will offer new ways to access applications online, promises Bill Gates

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates talked publicly for the first time on Monday about the next big Office release, code-named Office 14, which he said will give users new ways to access their applications

Published on: February 11th, 2008 James Niccolai

Asset mgt helps Canadian library’s four-person IT team serve 250,000

One of Canada's oldest libraries is closing the books on labour-intensive systems monitoring and inventory processing with the help of a recently released software asset management product set from Microsoft. TheKitchener Public Library's

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft’s Linux claims patent fear mongering, says Torvalds

Microsoft's aggressive defense of its intellectual property, which includes claims that Linux violates a number of its patents, is nothing more than "a marketing thing," according to Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 2.0 – Simple, solid, inexpensive

The security protection of Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare 2.0 suite is much better than that of the debut version we reviewed more than a year and a half ago. Add to that a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Narasu Rebbapragada

Yahoo deal Microsoft’s “last opportunity” to dethrone Google

Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo could be the final opportunity for the Redmond, Wash-based software maker to finally catch up with Google in the online application and Web search space, says a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

The future of Web 2.0, the iPhone and RIM – IT World Canada’s predictions for 2008

The senior editorial staff at IT World Canada was locked in a room with a crystal ball, and asked to prognosticate on the trends, issues and stories that will influence the IT scene

Published on: January 25th, 2008 IT World Canada Staff

Microsoft Excel 2008 – may leave you feeling underwhelmed

It's been more than three years since the last update to Excel, the leading Mac spreadsheet. Despite the long wait for a new version, when you launch Excel 2008, you'll see what appears

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Rob Griffiths