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 to roll out dynamic-language layer for .Net

Microsoft to roll out dynamic-language layer for .Net

Microsoft is readying a new software layer designed to allow dynamic languages to integrate more easily and tightly with its .Net Framework, according to sources. Microsoft is aiming to unveil the new technology -- tentatively named "Dynamic Language Runtime" (DLR) -- at its Mix '07 conference, which kicks off on April 30 in Las Vegas.

April 24, 2007 by in Microsoft

'Volta': Microsoft's dev platform in the Cloud?

'Volta': Microsoft's dev platform in the Cloud?

What is Microsoft's Live development platform? Microsoft is promising to tell all next week at Mix '07. But there are clues out there that lead to a new Microsoft project code-named "Volta," which is being developed by the "Tesla" team. In short, it's all about "democratizing the Cloud."

April 23, 2007 by in Open Source

Microsoft's goal: More than 2 billion served by 2015

Microsoft's goal: More than 2 billion served by 2015

How do you keep growing the market for Windows and Office desktop software when you already have cornered in excess of 90 percent of the market? One way is to grow the market. Microsoft is planning to do just that, via an expansion of a program designed to seed Windows, Office and other software among students in developing nations.

April 19, 2007 by in Microsoft

Microsoft seeks to redefine RIA with Silverlight

Microsoft seeks to redefine RIA with Silverlight

Nearly everyone in the tech industry uses RIA as an acronym for "Rich Internet Applications." But not Microsoft. In Redmond's case, RIA stands for Rich Interactive Applications -- a term and topic the Softies are planning to make a focus during the Redmond software maker's appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week.

April 15, 2007 by in Microsoft

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