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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Hold the presses: Bill Gates is now a Hooters VIP

Hold the presses: Bill Gates is now a Hooters VIP

I've been wanting to weigh in on the whole pay-per-blog controversy that is swirling around the Web as of late. This news tidbit gives me a way-in. (Plus, when will I ever have a chance to get the words "Bill Gates" and "Hooters" in the same headline again?)

January 25, 2007 by in Windows

Rewriting Vista history

Rewriting Vista history

What would have happened, on that fateful day of August 27, 2004, if Microsoft officials had said: "You know what? We messed up with Longhorn. And we're starting over."

January 23, 2007 by in Windows

What if users could have Windows their way?

What if users could have Windows their way?

How much would you pay Microsoft for a port of its BitLocker drive encryption -- a technology slated to be available only to Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate users -- that could run on the Vista Business SKU? This might not be a purely hypothetical question.

January 22, 2007 by in Windows

Why Microsoft should open-source SQL Server and SharePoint

Why Microsoft should open-source SQL Server and SharePoint

Stephen Walli, the former Microsoft exec turned open-source proponent, is at it again.This time, the former Softie is making a case for why Microsoft should consider open-sourcing some of its crown jewels, including SQL Server and SharePoint. And he's got a few reasons that might make even closed-source proponents reconsider their business-model philosophies.

January 18, 2007 by in Microsoft

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