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June 30, 2011  8:26 PM

Microsoft to buy RIM?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
buyout, Microsoft, RIM, sale

Hi folks! So with RIM's troubles, rumours abound of a buyout! The latest word on the street is that Microsoft is kicking the tires to see if RIM is worth buying. Here is a purchase I...

May 30, 2011  4:41 AM

Microsoft to demo new operating system

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Microsoft, operating system, OS, tablet

Hi folks! So this just in, Microsoft is getting ready to demo a new operating system for tablets! The rumor is that they will make an announcement quite soon. As you know they earlier announced that they would let Windows 7 support ARM but I don't know if that is the case with this...

November 30, 2010  5:35 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal
collaboration, competitor, e-mail, email, Exchange, Microsoft, VMWare, Zimbra, Zimbra vs Exchange

Hi folks! So for a long time now MS Exchange has been the dominant player in the collaboration space. Well as you may know, VMware acquired Zimbra. What is Zimbra exactly? Well Zimbra is an email and collaboration alternative to Exchange and it is open source. Now Zimbra can offer to us an...

April 30, 2010  10:50 PM

USMT from Microsoft!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Microsoft, USMT, workstation migration

Hi folks! So have you ever had to migrate the settings from a workstation and copy over all the data and settings? I'm sure you have. Isn't it a pain? Well try out the USMT (User State Migration Tool) from Microsoft. This tool migrates all sorts of settings such as files, application settings...

June 30, 2009  12:37 PM

Windows 7 at 50% off?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
50% pre-order offer, Amazon, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7

Hello again folks, as you know the Windows 7 launch is getting closer and closer to us. Well as of late I just saw this new offer from Microsoft. Microsoft is offering Windows 7 at 50% off for a pre-order deal. You can go to...

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March 14, 2009  5:33 PM

EnergizeIT 2009

Posted by: Raj Perumal
EnergizeIT 2009, Microsoft, Microsoft Events, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 7 Installfest

So Microsoft has a bunch of events running across Canada soon. These are the EnergizeIT 2009 events. Durings these events they will be discussing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 amongst other things. This will be a good opportunity for...

February 15, 2009  10:22 PM

Rumours regarding Windows 7 upgrade from Vista

Posted by: Raj Perumal
low cost Windows 7 upgrade, Microsoft, Rollout, Tech ARP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 rollout, Windows 7 upgrade for free

So unless your head has been under the sand lately, you've probably heard the latest rumours. The rumours are that Microsoft is considering providing a Windows 7 upgrade to recent Windows Vista buyers for free or for a substantially low upgrade price. There is a 

January 22, 2009  9:16 PM

Massive layoffs sweeping the IT industry

Posted by: Raj Perumal
economic crisis, economic crunch, economic slowdown, IBM, IBM layoffs, Intel, Intel layoffs, layoffs, Microsoft, Microsoft layoffs

Well it looks like we're getting even more bad news this year.... Microsoft, IBM and Intel have announced massive layoffs. The buzz about the Net is that Microsoft is going to layoff 5000 people, Intel is going to cut about the same and IBM is going to be laying off people with no specific...

October 14, 2008  5:29 PM

RIM takeover rumour by Microsoft

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Google Android, iPhone, Microsoft, RIM, rumor, rumour, takeover, Windows Mobile

So I don't know if you guys heard yet but the rumour mill is starting to crank out some interesting tidbits about RIM! The rumour is that Microsoft wants to takeover RIM. RIM is the company that makes the famous BlackBerry devices. Now this would be a great move for Microsoft in the mobile...

September 29, 2008  6:24 AM

The virtualization wars are slowly starting to yield some benefits!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, backup agents, Backup Exec, ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Symantec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, virtual, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, windows agent

So this just in. Just in case if you were still wondering if there was anything to the virtualization mantra that is being constantly recited through the IT community, Symantec has announced that you no longer need to purchase individual Symantec Backup Exec agents for each guest OS that exists on...

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