Microsoft plunges into social networks with accounting and finance site

This is probably the type of thing I should be blogging about. The phrase “right in my wheelhouse” comes to mind. The intersection of several of my favourite things: accounting, technology, and social networks. Microsoft has announced a new “community” around Dynamics Live specifically for accounting and finance professionals. The site isn’t named yet but […]

Study shows how hard it is to cancel accounts

Tom Spring of PC World conducted an unscientific study into how difficult it is to cancel subscription services purchased over the internet, and the results are in. It’s not easily done. To evaluate how difficult canceling an online service can be, I signed up for and then canceled 32 accounts, each at a different site. […]

Mining Wikipedia for accounting topics

Wikipedia is a good source of information about a variety of topics. I’m pleased to find that it’s generally pretty good about accounting too. The article on the Balance Sheet contains “case studies” showing the effect of some transactions on a very basic balance sheet. As well, I’d never seen non-current liabilities referred to as […]

Microsoft invites Firefox developers to test for Vista

Microsoft has invited the Firefox guys up to Redmond to test Firefox and Thunderbird on Vista to ensure compatibility. The move isn’t entirely unexpected, after all, Firefox has been steadily eating into Internet Explorer’s market share ever since it was released. It isn’t a wholly benevolent move, however. Microsoft is making sure all the big […]