Microsoft launches AI and research team

Microsoft Corp. continues to go all in on artificial intelligence (AI) with the creation of a new Microsoft AI and Research Group that will be headed by executive vice president, Harry Shum.   The

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Alex Radu

Microsoft peppers Ignite keynote with Cortana, security updates

At its Ignite 2016 event in Atlanta, Microsoft Corp. announced it's putting its AI intelligence Cortana to work in more areas - integrating it with several of its popular productivity tools, and in

Published on: September 27th, 2016 Alex Radu

Will Microsoft end Lumia sales by year’s end?

It appears there are changes happening related to Microsoft's mobile strategy. Recent reports indicate that Microsoft is removing many of its Windows Phones from retail operations and that the company plans to put an end to

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Chris Talbot

The sun sets on standalone Sunrise calendar app

Three months after the announcement it would be shutting down, the standalone Sunrise calendar app has disappeared from Android and iOS app stores. Now, the application's capabilities will only be available to users of the mobile

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Windows 10 now accounts for almost a quarter of desktop OS market

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system may still be struggling to find a place in the enterprise, but overall, the OS is gaining in popularity. Recent data from NetMarketShare shows that Windows 10 gained nearly two percentage points in

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Chris Talbot

Microsoft Advanced Patrol Program creates partner opportunities for the future

There are still plenty of questions yet to be answered about the Microsoft Advanced Patrol Platform program and the recently-unveiled 2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV, but one thing is clear. Partners will play an important role in

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Chris Talbot

IDC: Windows tablet market share on a path to growth

The future is looking bright for Windows-based tablets and the channel partners who deal in them. According to IDC's "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Tracker," Microsoft's mobile operating system is bouncing back in a big way and is kicking

Published on: August 30th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Microsoft further commits to open source as exec take stage with Red Hat CEO at LinuxCon

Two former rivals took the stage together at LinuxCon in Toronto this week, showing just how much things have changed in the software business over the last few years. Wim Coekaerts, Microsoft's vice

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Microsoft acquires Genee to boost Office scheduling features

Microsoft will soon be beefing up the scheduling capabilities of Office 365. The company signed an agreement this week to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service that a Microsoft blog noted is useful for large groups.

Published on: August 23rd, 2016 Chris Talbot

Computer Doctors prescribing free WiFi

I recently read an article on, a Web site sharing community news throughout North Bay, about an IT firm offering up free WiFi in downtown North Bay, Ont.  IT specialist Sheldon Forgette

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Stuart Crawford

American solution provider acquires B.C.-based Simba Technologies

Burlington, Mass.-based Magnitude Software is acquiring data access and analytics solution provider Simba Technologies of Vancouver, B.C. Simba is best known for developing the first standards based ODBC driver for Microsoft Windows all

Published on: August 16th, 2016 CDN Staff

A year after launch, Windows 10 still hasn’t found its place in the enterprise

Although Microsoft has promoted Windows 10 as its most secure operating system to date, North American businesses still aren't buying into the need for an upgrade. According to a Softchoice TechCheck IT asset management analysis

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Chris Talbot

MSPs integrating into the Apple world

Traditionally, the world of IT management and technology in general is dominated by the PC. Ever since Microsoft's rise to power, it has remained the go-to choice for the majority of businesses in

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Stuart Crawford

Our first look at “Skype Preview”, Microsoft’s revamped, Bot-integrated Universal app

Microsoft is trying to expand the functionality of Windows 10 with its new Anniversary Update rolling out globally this week, but unless you have an ultrabook with biometric sensors or know how to

Published on: August 5th, 2016 Dave Yin