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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Another Microsoft Corporate VP leaves the nest

Another Microsoft Corporate VP leaves the nest

I missed this: Gerri Elliott, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of its Worldwide Public Sector business, is out. Elliott, according to her bio on Microsoft's Web site, which was updated on January 14, "left to pursue other interests" as of December 31, 2008.

January 21, 2009 by in CXO

Microsoft tweaks deployment tools for Windows 7

Microsoft tweaks deployment tools for Windows 7

Microsoft officials have said relatively little about the features and functionality the company is building into Windows 7 for business (as opposed to home) users. But a new blog post on the Windows System Deployment blog previews some of the changes enterprises can expect around Windows 7 deployment tools.

January 20, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Rotten reporting: Is it just Apple coverage that 'bites'?

Rotten reporting: Is it just Apple coverage that 'bites'?

I've always considered the way those of us in the press get access to information and execs as somewhat of an "insider baseball" kind of topic. But after reading Newsweek tech correspondent Dan Lyons' diatribe about Apple and the "rotten" reporting by the press corps that covers that company, I thought it was worth touching on the slippery slope of "press access."

January 16, 2009 by in Apple

Microsoft moves Live Mesh under Windows chief Sinofsky

Microsoft moves Live Mesh under Windows chief Sinofsky

Microsoft still hasn't gone public with rumored layoffs that many are expecting to happen in the next week or so. But it is doing what many expected: Rejiggering groups within various organizations as a way to tighten up the company. This week's example: Microsoft this week moved the Live Mesh team under the Windows and Windows Live engineering unit.

January 16, 2009 by in Windows

Microsoft Big Brains: Chuck Thacker

Microsoft Big Brains: Chuck Thacker

In the latest installment of my "Microsoft Big Brains" series focusing on the company's technical fellows, I profile someone who is focused as much, if not more, on hardware than software: Systems architecture pioneer Chuck Thacker.

January 15, 2009 by in Hardware

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