IBM, Microsoft databases inch toward each other

IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are making database waves this week and flowing toward each other's established terrains.Big Blue on Thursday made DB2 8.1 generally available, while Microsoft touted forthcoming versions of its

Published on: November 20th, 2002 Tom Sullivan

Microsoft eyes enterprises with SQL Server DB

Microsoft Corp., with its upcoming "Yukon" and 64-bit "Liberty" variants of its SQL Server database, is looking to oust Unix as the platform of choice for the enterprise, a Microsoft official stressed during

Published on: November 19th, 2002 Paul Krill

Microsoft details next version of Visual Studio

With its first iteration of Visual Studio .Net just a few days more than six months old, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday began revealing details of the next version, as well as an upgrade

Published on: August 21st, 2002 Tom Sullivan

Microsoft boosts R&D spending to US$5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates kicked off the company's annual Financial Analysts Day in Redmond, Wash., Thursday by announcing the company will boost R&D spending by 20 per cent from US$4.3 billion in FY

Published on: July 25th, 2002 Mark Jones

Microsoft boosts R&D spending

Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates kicked off the company's annual Financial Analysts Day in Redmond, Wash., Thursday by announcing the company will boost R&D spending by 20 per cent from US$4.3 billion in FY

Published on: July 25th, 2002 Mark Jones

Gates: Start building Web services with .Net

Microsoft Corp.'s vision of distributed computing, a wide-reaching computing effort called .Net that will allow users to access data on a variety of Internet-connected devices, is nothing without the tools to build it.At

Published on: October 24th, 2001 Matt Berger

CIBC breaks new ground with digital signatures

Last April, the province of British Columbia joined Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and The Yukon in giving digital signatures the same legal status as their pen-and-ink counterparts. The U.S. government has passed

Published on: June 30th, 2001 IT World Canada Staff

Microsoft CEO sets business priorities

In the wake of slumping revenue forecasts, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer Tuesday held a virtual company meeting for employees to discuss the company's business priorities. The meeting followed a company memo, issued

Published on: December 20th, 2000 Carol Sliwa