A T-Shirt wearing supporter at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference
A T-Shirt wearing supporter at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference

Published: August 24th, 2016


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 baytoday.ca, 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

BitTitan CEO on the MSP “iceberg” effect and how to enable the channel [video]

TORONTO - What's the iceberg effect among MSPs? CDN sat down with Geeman Yip, founder and CEO of BitTitan to discuss the managed services landscape and how to best enable the transition. Why is it

Published on: August 4th, 2016 CDN Staff

Microsoft Canada on alternative lucrative business models for partners [video]

TORONTO - The Canadian channel has heard much about managed services and the cloud, but what other options are out there? CDN's Dave Yin sat down with Jen Sieger, senior business strategy analyst for partner

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff


Just what do customers think of Windows 10 a year into its lifespan?

If one thing is true about Windows 10, it's that there is much to both love and hate. While much of the channel is focused on the migration and refresh opportunities that a

Published on: August 2nd, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft Canada on its LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service [video]

TORONTO - In Part 2 of CDN's interview with Microsoft Canada channel chief Jason Brommet, we discuss Microsoft's new types of partnerships, its recent LinkedIn acquisition and Surface-as-a-Service. Check out Part 1 of

Published on: July 29th, 2016 CDN Staff

Microsoft’s mobile market fortunes continue to shrink, announces 2,850 layoffs

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Here’s how much Windows 10 will cost you if you don’t upgrade by Friday

In case you forgot - or, more precisely, in case you happen to be a Windows 7 or 8 PC user who somehow hasn't turned on your computer since last July - Microsoft

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sage releases its big two cloud products for entrepreneurs

CHICAGO – The Canadian release of Sage Live and Sage One happened today at the Sage Summit. These two flagship products were followed by Sage Live for Accountants and Sage One Partner Edition

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto