Windows 10 Creators Update coming early 2017

At its October Microsoft Event in New York this morning, Microsoft revealed the next update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which will release in early 2017 for free. Windows Insiders can begin

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Alex Radu

How to be a boss: Laura Robinson, Microsoft

Being a boss is about more than just a title on a business card. It takes a careful mix of "ingredients," time and effort. Much like a favourite recipe, it too can become

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Meet Microsoft Canada’s new VP of advertising, Brandon Grosvenor

Brandon Grosvenor made his plans to depart his role as the senior vice president of sales at Postmedia Network Inc. known Feb. 24 and departed the media company at the end of March

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft plucks videogame character to compete with Siri

Microsoft Corp. is set to unveil a voice-activated assistant to compete with Apple's Siri when it launches Windows Phone 8.1 later this year, Bloomberg is reporting. Developers attending Microsoft's Build conference in April

Published on: February 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft rebranding SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft Corp. will soon be renaming its free cloud storage and syncing service to be in line with its newly released video game console. SkyDrive, the cloud service that allows users to upload

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canada’s most Googled tech terms in 2013

Outlook, the iPhone 5S, and BlackBerry 10 – here in Canada, these topped our list of the most oft-Googled tech terms in 2013. Every year, Google Inc. releases its list of the most

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Your ‘home office’ excuse to buy Microsoft’s Xbox One

Sure the new Xbox One is about being a hub for home entertainment. From videogames with high-end graphics, the new Kinect sensor for motion and voice-activated controls, a Blu-Ray player, and all sorts

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft Store opens in Toronto Nov. 16

Microsoft Corp. is set to debut its first retail store in Canada with a location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre opening its doors Nov. 16, the software giant announced yesterday.The store will feature

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s 2011 year in review

Microsoft Corp. spent 2011 developing its mobile strengths with Windows Phone 7 releases and a hint at the tablet-friendly Windows 8 with a developer's preview release.It also enjoyed continued success with its Xbox

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Kerry Davis

Microsoft to help launch 10 Kinect-based startups

Microsoft on Friday announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect, the controller that senses motion and voice. Developers with Kinect applications for the Xbox

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Microsoft to integrate Skype into Office, Xbox, Windows Phone

Microsoft will integrate Skype's calling features into many of its key products, including Office, the Xbox and its Windows Phone software, but it will it will also continue to offer Skype for competing

Published on: May 11th, 2011 James Niccolai

Video Rewind: Will Skype come to Microsoft Surface?

With Microsoft Corp.'s announced acquisition of Internet voice and video communications platform Skype for $8.5 billion, you can't help but wonder what Microsoft devices will soon be supporting the software. Skype is already

Published on: May 10th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

10 tech devices you’ve been paying too much for

The holiday shopping frenzy is in full swing, and gift buyers everywhere are picking up the hottest high-tech items on their lists--from digital cameras to laptops, and everything in between. What some buyers

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Windows Phone 7 holds promise for business use

With an elegant interface, fast performance and a big marketing budget, Windows Phone 7 is perhaps the surprise package in the smartphone wars this year. A month after its release, and most commentators

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Paul Trotter