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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What's Microsoft's Plan B?

What's Microsoft's Plan B?

My ZDNet blogging colleague Larry Dignan asks what Yahoo's Plan B will be, now that it reportedly is turning down Microsoft's $44 billion bid because it is too low. But I'm wondering about the flip-side of this equation: What is Microsoft's Plan B if it fails to snag Yahoo?

published February 9, 2008 by

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XP SP3: The test-build parade continues

XP SP3: The test-build parade continues

Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 is done. But Microsoft's other major Windows service pack, Windows XP SP3, continues to wind its way through the testing process. Another new test build of XP SP3 went to 15,000 testers this week.

published February 8, 2008 by

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What is it about Microsoft that Yahoo most hates?

What is it about Microsoft that Yahoo most hates?

Whether or not the final word from the Yahoo board comes down today -- and launches the antitrust-investigation phase of the proposed MicroHoo combination -- my question remains: Why are Yahoo management and many Yahoo employees so dead-set against becoming part of Microsoft?

published February 8, 2008 by

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Microsoft runs its datacenters on 'Autopilot'

Microsoft runs its datacenters on 'Autopilot'

There are lots of components beyond just the racks of Windows Server boxes that are keeping Microsoft's online properties up and running. Microsoft's cloud infrastructure is comprised of many evolving parts. How well will it mesh with the Linux-powered Yahoo back-end infrastructure, if Microsoft's proposed bid for Yahoo goes through?

published February 5, 2008 by

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What will run on Windows Server 2008 -- and when

What will run on Windows Server 2008 -- and when

Now that Microsoft has released to manufacturing Windows Server 2008, the next obvious question is which applications will run on it -- and when? Are we in for a Windows-Vista-like experience, where even some of Microsoft's own applications didn't work with its new operating system for weeks, if not months?

published February 4, 2008 by

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