Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

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So where's Microsoft's Live Mesh?

So where's Microsoft's Live Mesh?

One noticeable no-show at this week's Microsoft Professional Developers Conference is Live Mesh.Live Mesh, Microsoft's synchronization service that is the pet project of Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, was one of the main attractions at previous Microsoft developers' conferences. I asked Ozzie for an update on it this week at the Microsoft PDC. Here's what he said.

published November 18, 2009 by

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What's next for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform?

What's next for Microsoft's Azure cloud platform?

In the past year, customers and developers testing Windows Azure have been running primarily brand-new (and largely Web 2.0 style) apps on Microsoft's cloud operating system. But when will Azure be tuned to handle host legacy enterprise apps? And when and how will users be able to take advantage of some of the Azure technologies inside of their own "private clouds"?

published November 17, 2009 by

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Microsoft PDC: Live blogging the Day One keynotes

Microsoft PDC: Live blogging the Day One keynotes

It's that time again: Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference 2009 Day One kicks off today. Join in our live blog with a bunch of us Microsoft bloggers will be live blogging this morning's keynote, which will feature Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie and Server and Tools President Bob Muglia, among other speakers.

published November 17, 2009 by

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Office 2010 Beta downloadable by MSDN, Technet subscribers today

Office 2010 Beta downloadable by MSDN, Technet subscribers today

On November 16, Microsoft made the Office 2010 Beta code available to subscribers to its MSDN and TechNet services. Microsoft is expected to open up the beta, so that anyone who'd like to try it can download it -- possibly this week (though Microsoft officials refused to confirm that when I asked them today).

published November 16, 2009 by

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