Microsoft to lay off 18,000, most from new Nokia division

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned employees that the company had to change. Today the other shoe dropped. In a letter to staff Nadella said that it will shed about 18,000 jobs

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Flaw in Active Directory puts enterprises at risk, says vendor

A startup Israeli security vendor says it has found an encryption vulnerability in Microsoft's Active Directory it says could allow an attacker to change user passwords. "The potential for this particular vulnerability to cause

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why IT needs to prepare for an environment with fewer Windows

Many CIOs still think that this is a Microsoft-dominated world when they look at the number of Windows desktops and servers in their environment. But a report last week from Gartner and comments

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

4 key messages in Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

In an open letter to Microsoft employees yesterday, the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella outlined his view of the technology giant’s place in the world and essentially told his staffer to brace themselves

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

MPAC’s CIO explains her move to a private cloud for property data

She smiles when she talks about the concept of a government organization that is both "efficient and effective," but Fariba Anderson is absolutely serious about making Municipal Property Assessment Corp. an example to her

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Shane Schick

Microsoft, Cisco look after vulnerabilities

Two major suppliers of IT applications are looking after vulnerabilities they've discovered. Microsoft Corp. will ship several critical patches to Internet Explorer next week, while Cisco Systems has just issued fixes and a

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft Office update problem reported

One of the benefits of cloud computing is supposed to be that it relieves IT departments from the burden of testing updates and patches. Corporate users may think about this in light of

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New SQL Server could help ‘pull’ cloud into the enterprise

With the release of SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. marked another milestone in its vaunted plan to plunge into cloud computing. SQL Server 2014 found a favourable response in early

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canadians are relatively virus-free, says Microsoft

No one is immune from malware, viruses, worms and the myriad other threats to computer security. As fast as security software firms find and patch a vulnerability, someone, somewhere, finds and exploits another.

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Andrew Brooks