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

C2: Microsoft's take on FriendFeed?

Microsoft isn't usually the first (or second or third) company that folks associate with social networking. But maybe the Redmondians -- or at least the researchers on the Microsoft Research C2 team -- aren't as unsociable as some assume.

March 24, 2008 by


'Albany': New Microsoft 'home office' in the works?

Microsoft has begun inviting selected testers to be part of a beta of a new, consumer-focused Office-family product, codenamed "Albany." The beta invitation for Albany is cryptic, according to testers who received the invite and asked not to be named. But here are some educated guesses as to what Albany might entail....

March 21, 2008 by


Microsoft inches toward public beta of 'Stirling' security suite

It's been a while since Microsoft has shared information on "Stirling," the all-in-one security suite the company is assembling. Microsoft is planning to release a public beta of Stirling -- the suite of Forefront client, server and edge security products, wrapped in a unified management and reporting console -- for delivery some time in the next three months.

March 20, 2008 by