Bill Gates points beyond the digital decade

Bill Gates came to Ottawa with a speech and left with an NHL Senators jersey, after addressing some 2,500 residents at the National Arts Centre.Members of the business community – some paying upwards

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Roman Zakaluzny

Microsoft: Don’t treat the data centre as a glass house

Even Microsoft's IT department has struggled to keep corporate data secure, executives admitted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week. Speaking via Webcast at the annual gathering of security professionals, Microsoft

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Shane Schick

Windows Vista hits store shelves today

It was minus four Celcius inside a downtown Toronto house of ice Microsoft built yesterday to showcase what Windows Vista can do for consumers' PCs.But the company hopes there will be no chill

Published on: January 30th, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft, HP form tag team

The partnership will touch on five product areas of interest to CIOs, which will be complemented by an increased sales team from HP to deliver them.The product areas include unified communications, collaboration and

Published on: January 11th, 2007 Shane Schick

Palm, Microsoft now partners

Previous Palm devices have run on the Palm OS alone. Palm said it will also launch three new products before the end of the year with multiple carriers in Canada. While the Treo

Published on: November 21st, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Cisco and Microsoft join forces

Boston - Two years after signing a joint architecture development plan, Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems have unveiled a road map for interoperability around their network access control systemsThe two companies briefed industry

Published on: September 22nd, 2006 Buket Oktem

Microsoft gives partners a dynamic package

With the announcement at its worldwide partner conference of CRM Live, Microsoft is taking another step deeper into directly hosting applications. However, CEO Steve Ballmer and other company officials said it's not a

Published on: July 12th, 2006 Howard Solomon

Alternatives to partnering with Microsoft

(The following is an excerpt from "Partnering With Microsoft: How To Make Money In Trusted Partnership With The Global Software Powerhouse" by CMP Books)Many IT firms have also partnered with Microsoft's principal competitors,

Published on: June 28th, 2006

Partners prepping for Dynamics AX launch

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 only two weeks away, the software company is preparing resellers and ISVs selling the enterprise resource management software with a pep rally this week.Partners from

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Howard Solomon

SAP, Microsoft sing a Duet

With the upcoming release of software that links Outlook with mySAP, Microsoft is looking for partners that either sell both applications or are certified to build both Windows and SAP solutions.Next month the

Published on: May 3rd, 2006 Howard Solomon

Cisco and Microsoft deal again

Cisco and Microsoft are extending their strategic alliance into the SMB space by integrating customer relationship management solutions that Cisco says will not only create incremental brand awareness in the market but provide

Published on: April 26th, 2006 Buket Oktem

Stepping up

Microsoft Canada's new president officially started his job at the beginning of this month, but he's been here since January.Phil Sorgen replaces David Hemler, who wanted to be closer to his ailing father-in-law

Published on: March 28th, 2006 Jeff Mackie and Sarah Lysecki

A questionable survey

It's a tough world out there and to succeed you've got to put your best face forward and fight.One way Microsoft has chosen to fight Linux is by paying IDC to do a

Published on: March 28th, 2006 Howard Solomon

Surprise! Microsoft can prove certified partners have an advantage

For years Microsoft has announced the investment of tens of millions of dollars in its channel training and certification programs. Now an IDC study paid for by the software company has concluded that

Published on: March 8th, 2006 Howard Solomon