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

Are the Microsoft layoffs over now?

When Microsoft announced in January that the company was cutting 5,000 jobs, it wasn't clear how many waves it would take to realize that count. It looks like the cuts aren't done yet, based on an initial report of November 4 layoffs by TechFlash and a follow-up, claiming 800 jobs are being eliminated in this round, by PaidContent.

November 3, 2009 by


Microsoft to show Office Mobile 2010 at TechEd Europe

Microsoft officials have shared details about two of the three different versions of Office 2010 that are in development: The Office 2010 client and the Office Web Apps. Next week, at the TechEd Europe conference in Berlin, they finally are slated to show and tell more about the third: Office Mobile 2010.

November 3, 2009 by


Microsoft to raise prices, add more high-end editions with SQL Server 2008 R2

With the new version of its database due out by mid-2010, Microsoft is increasing its retail prices. It also is adding two new high-end editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 to its line-up. Other news from the opening day of Microsoft's SQL PASS conference: Microsoft is planning to make the next Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of SQL Server 2008 R2 -- which will be feature-complete -- available later this month.

November 3, 2009 by