Hashtag Trending – Microsoft bets on education, Apple introduces new emergency feature, Google invests in Chinese e-commerce

Microsoft jumps headfirst into the education space, Apple will share your location when you call 911, and Google invests in Chinese e-commerce. First up from LinkedIn is news that Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid,

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

MicroAge Canada growing, digitally transforming its national partner network

There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of independent IT system integrators and value-added resellers across Canada, and it can be hard to choose which one would serve your business best. Hoping to

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s new security feature, Microsoft and Walmart want in on cashier-less stores, Elon Musk and Chicago team up

Apple is working on a new security feature that would make it harder for investigators to get data off iPhones, Microsoft wants to make Walmart cashier-less, and Chicago is teaming up with Elon

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Long View recognized as Microsoft’s 2018 Country Partner of the Year for Canada

Microsoft’s Country Partner of the Year Award for Canada went to Long View Systems this year. According to its website, Long View is ranked by Microsoft as the fastest growing Canadian licensing service

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple’s WWDC18: An executive summary of every new feature announced on day one

Apple’s annual four-day Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today and while no new flashy hardware was revealed during the opening keynote, the tech giant focused on improving the quality of its software with

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

It’s official - Microsoft Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the $2 billion startup that boasts 28 million software developers. Microsoft made the announcement this morning, and was quick to emphasize

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Infosys extends Microsoft partnership, launches cloud-based business unit

Infosys is extending its partnership with Microsoft and looking to assist enterprises further by launching a new Microsoft Cloud Business Unit. As the name suggests, the new expansion will focus on the cloud

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Alex Coop

Pivot3’s workload mobility & disaster recovery portfolio now available on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Cloud has come a long way over the last few years, and one can argue it has become fully integrated into the mainstream in 2018. With foundation, cloud companies are now expanding their

Published on: May 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality might not be dead; YouTube is launching a Spotify rival; Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller

Net Neutrality tries to stay alive in the U.S., YouTube looks to take on Spotify, and Microsoft announces a controller designed for people with disabilities. From Reddit - The U.S. Senate has voted

Published on: May 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Notepad upgraded; Amazon partners with home builder; AT&T made payments to Michael Cohen

Microsoft brings an end to garbled text files on Notepad, Amazon enters yet another industry, and people are asking questions about why AT&T is making payments to Donald Trump’s lawyer. Trending on Google,

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Emergency mobile alerts tested; Microsoft’s $25 million AI fund; smart luggage goes bust

Emergency alert! Systems for mobile devices is tested across Canada, Microsoft creates an AI for accessibility fund, and one “smart device” that’s packing its bags for the graveyard of good ideas. https://twitter.com/YRDSB/status/993473840410906624 Trending

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ingram Micro teams up with Microsoft to unveil new independent cloud division, CloudBlue

BOCA RATON - Cloud has gone mainstream, rapidly being adopted by businesses, consumers, and governments alike, but deployment and management – especially at scale – continues to be a challenge for solution providers.

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs