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 set to roll out 2.0 'Origami' pack for ultra-mobile PCs

Microsoft set to roll out 2.0 'Origami' pack for ultra-mobile PCs

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) last year, Microsoft officials shared their vision for what users might expect from hardware vendors via their next-generation ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft showed its planned advances for some of its own next-gen UMPC technologies via the 2.0 release of the Origami Experience Pack.

published January 8, 2008 by

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Report: Windows Mobile 7 to incorporate touch, gesture recognition

Report: Windows Mobile 7 to incorporate touch, gesture recognition

Nathan Weinberg, over on his InsideMicrosoft blog, has posted some interesting information from an alleged internal Microsoft document on future user interface directions for the Windows Mobile platform. What's your take? How much of this new input technology will debut in Windows Mobile 7? And how much of it, if any, will also show up in Windows 7?

published January 6, 2008 by

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CES: New applications to surface for Microsoft Surface

CES: New applications to surface for Microsoft Surface

Sunday night is Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' big hurrah: His last Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote as Chief Software Architect.Gates is expected to talk about future scenarios for the Microsoft Surface platform as part of his keynote address (according to an e-mail message I got from the Surface team):"Since you last saw Surface, a lot has changed – there are new applications and a great deal of momentum.

published January 3, 2008 by

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Microsoft offers a Vista two-for deal

Microsoft offers a Vista two-for deal

As part of Microsoft's latest Windows Vista promotion, Microsoft is offering a variety of prizes to its MSDN and TechNet Vista testers, including a two-for deal on Vista Ultimate; $250 Amazon.com gift certificates (in exchange for completing an online Vista deployment-plan survey; and a chance to win one of ten ASUS W5fe PCs that have been signed by Chairman Bill Gates.

published December 31, 2008 by

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Microsoft to build an 'Emacs.Net' text editor

Microsoft to build an 'Emacs.Net' text editor

Developers are puzzling over recent clues blogged by a few Microsoft employees regarding a new "Emacs.Net" tool the company is building -- and about which it will share more details at the Professional Developers Conference in October 2008.

published December 30, 2008 by

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What does Microsoft's IPTV reorg have to do with 'Fiji'?

What does Microsoft's IPTV reorg have to do with 'Fiji'?

I've been thinking about Microsoft's quiet reorg, via which the company unified the IPTV, Media Center and HD DVD initiatives into a single organization, known as the Microsoft Connected TV business group. It would seem that this is the group now in charge of the elusive "Fiji" Media Center update -- a release I'm expecting we'll hear more about soon. Maybe even as soon as the Consumer Electronics Show....

published December 28, 2007 by

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