Huawei drops WinPhone, Tizen

The smart phone market's ability to support more than three operating systems has taken a hit with the decision by China's Huawei to close the door on devices running Windows Phone. The word

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Windows 9 rumors increase

For some time industry analysts have speculated that Microsoft wants to collapse the number of platforms Windows runs on. There's the standard version for xx6 processors, Windows RT for ARM processors and Windows Phone for smart

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Lessons Google can learn from Windows

I have an Android smart phone from an unnamed carrier. I'm mostly happy with it. It runs a relatively new version of the OS --4.1.2 -- but not the latest. And that bothers

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft loses email case, gets chance to appeal

Last month we told you of a U.S. court case to keep an eye on involving a government attempt to get Microsoft to hand over email data held in one of the company's

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Office for iPad gets a boost

If you are one of the thousands of business users with an iPad you may appreciate that Microsoft released Office for iPad (available through iTunes) earlier this year for those running iOS 7.

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Attackers turn to IE: Report

Know your enemy is a good defence for any country, or enterprise. So here's more advice for CSOs from another security vendor about what they're likely to face in the short term. Microsoft

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Veeam boosts Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

Singing in most data centres usually isn't forbidden, but it isn't encouraged either. But one could get away with humming. If Veeam Software had its way, administrators would be doing it to the

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Can Microsoft unite Windows?

Overseeing multiple operating systems isn't a picnic for IT administrators. Already on their minds are versions of Windows desktop and server, BlackBerry, Android, Linux and a few network OS. So when Microsoft CEO

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

FollowFriday: A Tweetstorm that made sense of Microsoft’s cuts

It probably goes without saying that many of the great Canadians posting on Twitter are no longer based in Canada, but in Kevin Restivo's case, a move overseas seems to have only offered

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Shane Schick