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 mobile codenames: A guide for Mobile World Congress

Microsoft mobile codenames: A guide for Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) show kicks off on February 15 in Barcelona, and Microsoft will be there, (hopefully) showing off various new mobile wares and sharing more details on its evolving mobile strategy. For those following along at home, here's a refresher, organized by codename, as to what to watch/listen for next week.

February 9, 2010 by in Mobile OS

Microsoft's Windows 7 chief: It's not us; it's your batteries

Microsoft's Windows 7 chief: It's not us; it's your batteries

Windows President Steven Sinofsky posted to the Engineering Windows 7 blog about the growing number of alleged battery-notification issues reported by some customers over the past week. If you want to know all about battery performance, telemetry data, and more, read his full February 8 post. If you don't have time, here's the synopsis: It's not us; it's your batteries.

February 8, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Is Windows 7 reliability fix making PCs less reliable?

Is Windows 7 reliability fix making PCs less reliable?

There are reports in a TechNet forum that claim a recently released reliability and stability patch for Windows 7 may end up making some PCs less reliable and stable. The Ars Technica site discovered the thread about the fix, KB977074, late last week. Microsoft officials said they are aware of the issue but say that, so far, it's not a major one.

February 8, 2010 by in Microsoft

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