Vancouver partner tackles SharePoint pain points

A Vancouver firm is offering a code library and development framework to help companies trying to use the SharePoint product from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as a portal, records management and collaboration system. Habanero

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Shane Schick

Vista (in)Capable: New price, same old ****

Stop the presses: Windows Vista Ultimate is now cheaper than ever! Yes, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has done something I can't remember ever doing before: it slashed the price of its own operating system.

Published on: March 4th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Microsoft teams with Nokia to put Silverlight on devices

In its quest to make its Silverlight technology as ubiquitous as its competitor Flash, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is moving full speed ahead to promote adoption of the technology through some strategic moves and

Published on: March 4th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Price cuts won’t help Windows Vista: analyst

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to cut prices for its Windows Vista operating system, but an analyst says user confusion is an even bigger issue than pricing. "In some ways, it's an attempt

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

The top time-savers in WinServ, SQL and VS 2008

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) created an imaginary competitor to Tim Horton's on Wednesday as a way of demonstrating the kind of Canadian organization that might use its latest versions of Windows Server, SQL Server

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Shane Schick

Microsoft hopes for a hat trick with three major product launches

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has officially launched Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 offerings as part of its Dynamic IT technology strategy, which aims to create flexible and efficient

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Windows XP SP3: Improvements under the hood

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), just out from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as Release Candidate 2 (RC2), may not necessarily be worth the download now, but when it's finally released, it'll be worth

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Novell to buy Canadian virtualization management solutions company

PlateSpin, a Toronto maker of virtualization management and recovery solutions, is about to be bought by Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL), which calls the US$205 million deal a “huge step forward” in its attempt to

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Howard Solomon

Microsoft shares trade secrets of Windows, Office

Microsoft on Thursday said it will give developers and customers free access to key application programming interfaces and documentation related to Windows software in a bid to increase interoperability, appease the open source

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Shane Schick

Office Live Small Business goes a la carte

Microsoft's Office Live Web service was designed for small businesses that needed an easy, low-cost solution for creating and hosting Web sites and business-branded e-mails. When it was first introduced in November 2006,

Published on: February 19th, 2008 Richard Ericson

OpenID gains support for online single sign-on

A decision by major vendors like Microsoft and Google to support an online single sign-on project may mean IT managers need to reconsider their identity management strategy. The OpenID Foundation on Thursday said

Published on: February 8th, 2008 Shane Schick

Why people hate Vista

You rarely hear about a new OS causing people to panic. But IT consultant Scott Pam says that's exactly what his small-business clients are doing when they install Windows Vista on new PCs

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Galen Gruman

Torvalds: Microsoft is bluffing on patents

Microsoft's aggressive defense of its intellectual property, which includes claims that Linux violates a number of its patents, is nothing more than "a marketing thing," according to Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Visual Studio 2008 advances with few missteps

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (VS08) is the current incarnation of the company's long line of IDEs. It's the premier IDE for developing applications with the Microsoft .Net Framework and, at least, a contender

Published on: January 30th, 2008 Martin Heller