Microsoft updates Azure for modern business

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft not only tried to bridge the gap between the desktop workers and modern workers with Windows 8.1 but also with its Azure cloud services. At the Build conference, Microsoft’s

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

It’s a matter of time for Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO – The one bad thing about sustained market dominance is that you’ll have to constantly deal with the wants and needs of too many customers. And, those customers may not have

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Inside the new Windows 8.1

SAN FRANCISCO – The free update for Windows 8 code-named Blue was released in preview mode at the Build conference. Julie Larson-Green corporate vice president for the Windows unit at Microsoft said the

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Start button key to Windows 8.1 success

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed today at the Build conference what was the worst kept secret in the IT industry: the Start button is making a comeback on Windows 8.1.

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft Canada $20 million makeover

TORONTO – If you plan on making a visit to Microsoft Canada headquarters don’t be shocked if you find it vastly different than what you are accustomed to. Besides the new striking white

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

First look at Lenovo S431 Floating notebook

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based PC vendor Lenovo has released a series of new touchscreen ThinkPad notebooks in the S431 line that feature a floating design running Windows 8. Lenovo has manufactured the

Published on: May 24th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

What is Windows Blue, and when is it coming to you?

Microsoft’s Windows chief Julie Larson-Green has confirmed that the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant will make available Windows 8.1, code-named Blue by the end of June. The big announcement is planned for Microsoft’s 3rd

Published on: May 8th, 2013 CDN Staff

Microsoft may bring back Windows Start Button: reports

Since the launch of Windows 8, the outcry from users and critics has been deafening: bring back the Windows Start Button. And it appears Microsoft may be listening. A series of recent media

Published on: April 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Dell Latitude 10 tablet for remote business

It’s a stretch to say that Dell Latitude 10 tablet would replace the business laptop but for many remote workers the features in this Windows 8-powered device come pretty close. Despite its decidedly

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Can a laptop also be a server?

Ottawa-based system builder Eurocom now shipping a computer system with full server capability combined with full mobility. The Eurocom Panther 5.0 server edition is a mobile server powered by Intel Xeon processors.

Published on: February 20th, 2013 CDN Staff

Samsung backs away from Windows RT tablet plans

While its plans for Canada aren't clear, we do know Samsung won't be bringing a Windows RT tablet to the U.S. In what has to be taken as a disappointing setback for Windows

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Dell enlists Linkin Park to push Windows 8

AUSTIN, TX – Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) got together last week with 6000 of its closest friends – its customers and partners – for its second annual Dell World conference, and took advantage of the

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Lynn Greiner

Microsoft has a new logo: What do you think?

Microsoft Corp. has updated its company logo for the first time since 1987.Computer users who've grown familiar with the bold-face, italicized black font will see a marked difference in the new logo featuring

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Parallels Desktop 7

Parallels Desktop 7 is the latest release of Parallels' virtualization program, which allows users to run Windows, Linux, and now even OS X Lion directly within Mac OS X. Since we last reviewed

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Rob Griffiths