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

Microsoft Office Live Workspaces misses the mark

After an excruciatingly drawn-out development process, Microsoft's Office Live Workspaces -- the company's attempt to marry Microsoft Office to the emerging Web services “cloud” -- is finally upon us. And true to form,

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

New Apple offerings are driving channel opportunity

This year's MacWorld Conference & Expo, held in San Francisco, promised Apple consumers and channel partners plenty of excitement and potential market opportunities as the latest, and what some observers are deeming, the

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Microsoft makes a splash at Macworld

San Francisco – Microsoft used the Macworld conference on Monday to release its much-anticipated Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac software suite.The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant promises the new suite will offer a unique

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

CES: Slouching toward Convergence 2.0

Las Vegas -- Gadgets have always taken centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show, but this year more than ever, even the coolest devices seem to be mere means to an end --

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Marc Ferranti

CES: Gates bids adieu, sense of humor intact

Bill Gates has never taken himself as seriously as he does his company. So it was only fitting that it was with a humorous and star-studded video parody that he kicked off his

Published on: January 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Cops roll out remote patch updates, e-ticketing

The York Regional Police department was drowning in a mess of duplication of effort and unmanaged systems earlier this year, but the force, which patrols an area north of Toronto, was able to

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Briony Smith

Vista in danger of being bypassed by businesses

It will be one year that Windows Vista has been available to businesses on Nov. 30, yet many companies still are waiting until the release of Vista's first service pack to upgrade. But

Published on: November 15th, 2007 Elizabeth Montalbano

Virtualizing the desktop

Everyone wants to escape the horror of rising energy costs. So why not run fewer servers? That's the no-brainer benefit of server virtualization and consolidation, which is already saving forward-looking companies big bucks

Published on: July 23rd, 2007 Paul Venezia