HP offers help upgrading from Windows XP

The countdown for Microsoft Corp.'s support for Windows XP will reach zero on April 8, 2014. After that, there won't be any more patches or updates released for the operating system. That could

Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows XP’s long goodbye – one year to end of service

Four-and-a-half years after Microsoft Corp. ended most sales of what was perhaps its most popular operating system, Windows XP is one year away from being a dead OS running. On April 8, 2014,

Published on: April 8th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

3 tips for a successful Windows 8 roll out

Windows 8 hasn't even been released yet, but with the big day approaching this Friday it’s a good time to think about your business migration strategy. Many businesses have just recently moved to

Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Computer fossils that refuse to go away

Consider the abacus. Developed perhaps as long as 4,500 years ago, this handy gadget served the mathematical needs of merchants and accountants until the development of mechanical calculating machines in the 19th century.

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Josh Fruhlinger

Ontario government upgrades to slightly less obsolete browser

Ontario’s public service workers will soon be working with Web technology that is slightly less obsolete with an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. A memo from the Ontario Public

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows XP seeing mass exodus for Windows 7

Microsoft's Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7. Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Two-thirds of Canadian SMBs run Windows 7, or plan to this year

Calgarian Lanny Meyer doesn't care to spend much time thinking about whatsort of operating system his Hearth and Home Fireplace Specialties Ltd. business should use – he just wants it to work.“We only

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Reinstall Windows XP, again

Microsoft may be urging its more stubborn customers to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 with just 1,000 days of support left for the older operating system - but that doesn't mean

Published on: July 12th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Time to break up with Windows XP, Microsoft says

Microsoft on Monday made its most aggressive move yet to convince customers to drop Windows XP and adopt Windows 7, telling them that there were only 1,000 days of support life left in

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Windows 8 isn’t so business friendly

Microsoft held its first major unveiling of what's in store with Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. Windows 8 looks bold. It looks slick. It looks impressively innovative. But, it also

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Tony Bradley

Microsoft beefs up Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security feature

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Move to Windows 7 by 2012, experts advise businesses

As Microsoft Corp. prepares to finally pull the plug of Windows XP sales, industry insiders say Canadian and American businesses may be facing a shortage of Windows 7 migration experts.It's not a Y2K-style

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft kills Windows XP sales (for real this time)

Windows 7 has been around for almost a year now, but lots of people are still sticking with Windows XP. Now, Microsoft is getting ready to pull the plug on Windows XP sales.

Published on: September 13th, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Public beta release of IE9 set for Sept. 15

Microsoft, late last week, announced that it will release a public beta of Internet Explorer 9 on Sept. 15, a little less than five weeks from now.Only a minority of Windows users will

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer