Zero-day Windows exploit could come via PowerPoint

The latest weapon hackers are using to get into many versions of Windows are PowerPoint slides. Microsoft issued a security advisory this week on a vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows except WinServer 2003. So

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft adds muscle to Azure

Microsoft has made it clear the company won't be left behind in the race to provide on-premise as well as virtual cloud services to enterprises. The announced the G-series of virtual machines for

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Coalition of vendors unmasks cyber espionage group

More than one IT security expert has said enterprises and vendors need to work more closely to fight the rising amount of cyber crime. Last week some of the biggest names in IT

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Salesforce, Microsoft forge ahead with alliance at Dreamforce

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com’s unlikely alliance with Microsoft Corp. will eventually see more Salesforce mobile apps made available for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, according to executives. The two software makers announced the

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hackers using new Windows vulnerability

Microsoft is rushing out a patch for a newly-discovered zero-day vulnerability which affects all currently  supported versions of  Windows (including Vista) and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The news came this morning from

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Mitel Networks extends contact centre solution for Lync

When Microsoft added enterprise voice capabilities to Lync 2013 Server, many of its partners seized the opportunity to leverage them to create contact centre solutions. They include Ottawa-based Mitel Networks, whose MiContact Center

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft touts Surface Pro for business

Microsoft's Surface Pro device has some attractions for CIOs. It runs Windows apps on an interface familiar to many users. But sales have been less than stellar in the face of iPad and

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video: Inside Windows 10 preview

ORLANDO --  It took some negotiations with the powers that be, but we've been allowed to release this very early demo of the Windows 10 technical preview, which Microsoft is showing here at the

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft’s strategy for civic leadership

ORLANDO -- You might think of Microsoft as a product company. You might not think of  it as a champion of privacy or open data. But you might have to think again. This is

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Jim Love