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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SharePoint: The team that makes the donut(s)

SharePoint: The team that makes the donut(s)

When Microsoft officials describe SharePoint Server, they often refer to what's called "the donut" diagram -- a picture of the six server workloads that comprise the overall product. But who actually makes the donut(s), and how does the team decide which features to bake into a new release of the product?

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