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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Microsoft confirms SQL Server 2008 R2's May due date

Microsoft confirms SQL Server 2008 R2's May due date

Even though it was buried in a chart, I considered the May 2010 due date for SQL Server 2008 R2 to be "official." But on January 19, Microsoft made it officially official. Microsoft is confirming that the latest version of its database will be out "by May" and will be on the May price list.

January 19, 2010 by in Microsoft

Is Windows Mobile 6.6 Microsoft's Barcelona big bang?

Is Windows Mobile 6.6 Microsoft's Barcelona big bang?

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft execs held off those restless for an upate on Windows Mobile with the refrain of "just wait until Barcelona." But what happens if Barcelona doesn't provide the big bang many are expecting -- and that Microsoft needs in the mobile space?

January 14, 2010 by in Microsoft

Visual Studio 2010 gets a new launch date

Visual Studio 2010 gets a new launch date

After announcing in late 2009 that it was adding an unexpected extra test release to its Visual Studio 2010 schedule -- resulting in a push-back of the launch of the product -- Microsoft has rescheduled the official launch event. The new launch date for VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4 is Monday, April 12.

January 14, 2010 by in Developer

Microsoft pulls Office from distribution channels on patent-infringement deadline day

Microsoft pulls Office from distribution channels on patent-infringement deadline day

January 11 is/was the day by which Microsoft was required to stop selling versions of Office or components of it that included the Custom XML technology, as a result of a patent-infringement ruling against the company. Given that Microsoft released to PC makers a patch designed to remove the infringing technology at the end of last year, it looked like the Softies were ready to comply with the ruling over a month ago. But now it looks like that wasn't the case....

January 11, 2010 by in Microsoft

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