Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

Latest Posts

SharePoint 2010 SKUs multiply like rabbits

While Microsoft played up the November availability of a public beta of SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 during the opening day of the company's SharePoint Conference, there were lots of other interesting product tidbits that went unnoticed by many -- including the growing number of SharePoint SKUs and a replacement of the sync engine powering the product.

October 20, 2009 by


SharePoint: What's coming when with the 2010 release?

Even though Microsoft released a private beta of its SharePoint 2010 product to testers in July, the company has said relatively little about the next release of its collaboration platform -- until October 19. Today is the opening day of the SharePoint conference, where Microsoft officials are sharing a few news tidbits -- including public Beta 2 availability (November) and plans for two new Internet-focused SKUs.

October 19, 2009 by


What makes Microsoft's SharePoint tick?

For being the fastest growing server product at Microsoft, SharePoint is still largely misunderstood. There's no question its one of Microsoft's most important enterprise products, contributing more than $1 billion to the company's coffers. Yet, as CEO Steve Ballmer himself acknowledged this week, SharePoint an "unsung hero."

October 16, 2009 by