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 shows off file classification in Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft shows off file classification in Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft execs didn't totally skip over Windows 7's big brother, Windows Server 2008 R2 (a k a Windows 7 Server), on opening day of TechEd 2009. Microsoft also spent part of its Monday keynote showing off some Windows Server 2008 R2 capabilities that are new to the Release Candidate test build, including file-classification infrastructure support.

May 11, 2009 by in Servers

Broader Microsoft Office 2010 test program to kick off in July

Broader Microsoft Office 2010 test program to kick off in July

Office 2010 will begin rolling out to a wider cross-section of testers starting this July, according to Microsoft officials.Company execs are telling attendees of this week's Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference to expect the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of Office 2010 in July, as rumored for a while now.

May 11, 2009 by in Microsoft

More fallout from Microsoft's moves to consolidate its ad platforms

More fallout from Microsoft's moves to consolidate its ad platforms

Massive isn't the only part of Microsoft's ad business to feel the impact. Microsoft officials have been laying the groundwork for Microsoft's move to make all of its various ad platforms look and feel like a cohesive entity, known as "Microsoft Advertising." But it wasn't until this week that the effects of those consolidation moves became clear.

May 8, 2009 by in Microsoft

Nvidia: We're ready for Microsoft this time (no, really)

Nvidia: We're ready for Microsoft this time (no, really)

When chalking up what went wrong with Vista, incompatible hardware/software always makes it into the Top 10 lists. So it's understandable that the Windows team is doing everything in its power to make sure third parties are ready with drivers and products that will work with Window 7 right out of the gate.

May 7, 2009 by in Microsoft

Bill Hill, eBook champion, leaves Microsoft

Bill Hill, eBook champion, leaves Microsoft

The timing couldn't be more ironic. The day before Amazon announced its latest eReader, one of Microsoft's foremost champions of screen-based reading revealed he'd be leaving the company. Bill Hill, the kilt-wearing Scotsman known as the driving force behind Microsoft ClearType, seemingly is another casualty of Microsoft's latest round of layoffs.

May 6, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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