Canadian Imagine Cup finalists announced

The Canadian finalists in Microsoft's annual Imagine Cup contest have been announced,  with two teams coming from Alberta and one from Quebec. The annual contest provides students opportunities to demonstrate real world applications of their IT talent

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 17th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

New version of SQL Server has expanded in-memory capabilities

The latest version of Micrsosoft's flagship database has in-memory capabilities across all data workloads. SQL Server 2014, released Tuesday, delivers "breakthrough performance for applications in throughput and latency," Quentin Clark president of the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft embraces all data

Connectivity is getting lots of attention from Microsoft, and the company wants you to know it. On its blog, it views the Internet of Things (“IoT”) as connecting everything from devices to cloud to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 16th, 2014 Chris Lau

Video: Meet Microsoft’s Cortana

A new virtual mobile assistant made her debut at Microsoft's Build conference last week. Cortana will be available shortly on smart phones running Windows 8.1 in a bid to give Apple's Siri a

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Interview: Microsoft Canada’s Mary-Ellen Anderson

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technically, Mary-Ellen Anderson is a Microsoft Canada evangelist. She just doesn’t like to use the title. Her official title is vice-president of the developer and platform group. Which sounds stuffy.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft Build: More capabilities for Azure cloud platform

SAN FRANCSICO – Microsoft continues to strengthen its Azure cloud service platform for hosting and developing applications, adding new management features so users can better keep track of costs and dozens of other

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft gets $10M to extend Windows XP support in U.K.

How much is the price of failing to get off Windows XP on time? That would be £5.548 million or roughly $10 million if you happen to be the government of the United

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Nokia unclear on when new handset coming to Canada

SAN FRANCISCO -- There’s lots to say about Nokia’s latest smart phone, the 930. It has a 5-in. screen, can be charged wirelessly, has a 20 MP camera, will ship with Windows Phone

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Businesses warming to Windows Phone, says Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO –With upcoming enhancements to Windows 8.1 and the new Windows Phone 8.1,  Microsoft officials see its mobile platform increasingly appealing to enterprises. “Customers across different device form factors are very interested

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon