Hackers exploiting new Microsoft Excel bug

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability that lies within several versions of the Excel spreadsheet program, Microsoft warned late Tuesday.The problem in Excel allows a hacker to create a malicious Excel document that when

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

How to use software management tools to cut risk and cost

Keeping a handle on what software applications are running on the company network is never an easy task. As support duties and deployment assignments pile up, IT teams often have very little time

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Dual-boot Windows cum Linux laptops being developed

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Dan Nystedt

Microsoft’s FAST move could shake up enterprise search market

Microsoft Corp.'s $1.2 billion imminent purchase of Norwegian search company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) could benefit its SharePoint Server customers and apply pressure on enterprise search competitors to consolidate soon, say analysts.Oslo-based

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft, Yahoo announce ambitious mobile plans

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. don't have major booths on the floor of the CES trade show, but they are very much on the minds of their competitors.Among those competitors are Microsoft Corp.

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Microsoft apologizes to Corel for ‘security risk’ claim

Microsoft Corp. last Friday apologized to rival software vendor Corel Corp. for saying that Corel's file format posed a security risk.Microsoft also issued new tools to let users of Office 2003 SP3 unblock

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Office Live Workspace makes online collaboration and document sharing a breeze for SMEs

Microsoft Corp.'s Office Live Workspace, just released into beta, makes it easy for small businesses, workgroups and organizations to collaborate online and share documents. Even individuals who want to track projects and access

Published on: December 22nd, 2007 Preston Gralla

Vancouver credit union uses new SQL system to drive better service

A Vancouver-based credit union is banking on a Microsoft SQL Server-based system to enhance its business operations, as well as its ability to serve customers. North Shore Credit Union (NSCU) of North Vancouver,

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Vista in danger of being bypassed by businesses

It will be one year that Windows Vista has been available to businesses on Nov. 30, yet many companies still are waiting until the release of Vista's first service pack to upgrade. But

Published on: November 16th, 2007 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft’s mobile mouse impresses

Microsoft's new Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 is a well-designed, full-featured, and -- at US$100 -- expensive input device. This wireless mouse worked great on all desktop surfaces; it even worked on rough or

Published on: November 6th, 2007 Greg Adler

Google gets undue credit for ad conversions says Microsoft

Google Inc. has gotten undeservedly all the credit for many clicks on the online ads it delivers via its search engine, but Microsoft Corp. wants to put a stop to that.So said Brian

Published on: October 20th, 2007 Juan Carlos Perez

Beefy BI apps threaten to squash Excel

More powerful business intelligence tools are threatening the dominance of Microsoft's Excel in the workplace but industry experts say it's too early to write off the venerable spreadsheet yet."I think BI ubiquity will

Published on: October 19th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Go-go Vista gadgets

Mini Web-based applications interchangeably called widgets and gadgets are enjoying increasing popularity in North America. Marketers should view these programs -- which often appear as tiny windows providing quick access to Internet sites,

Published on: September 25th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Dell’s SMB storage path

Laser line-up Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. is focusing its laser-printing solutions on the home office and small and medium-sized business markets with the introduction of its new colour laser printer and multi-function

Published on: September 24th, 2007 SMB Extra Staff