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 picks its own Dynamics ERP chief to run search

Microsoft picks its own Dynamics ERP chief to run search

The guessing games are over. On March 21, Microsoft announced that the company appointed a new search chief. And to the surprise of many company watchers, the company picked its former Dynamics ERP leader, Satya Nadella, to head up the newly created Search and Ad Platform group at the company.

March 21, 2007 by in Microsoft

Microsoft tries to stamp out Windows 'Fiji'references

Microsoft tries to stamp out Windows 'Fiji'references

In the new Windows regime, all references to Windows futures seem to be verboten. After I linked to Windows Media Center Product Manager Charlie Owen's post about Microsoft's release plans for the next version of Media Center (code-named "Fiji,"), Owen pulled his post and deleted from his blog all references to "Fiji."

March 21, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft continues to fine-tune Vista licensing

Microsoft continues to fine-tune Vista licensing

Microsoft is offering users who purchase one Vista license -- full or upgrade, purchased either at retail or via a PC-preload deal -- the right to buy multiple additional copies at 10 percent off retail price per copy. At its heart, the promo is just as much, if not more, about fighting piracy as it is about spurring Vista sales.

March 21, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft shares rosy update on its in-game advertising strategy

Microsoft shares rosy update on its in-game advertising strategy

Microsoft acquired in May 2006 Massive Inc., one of the leaders in in-game advertising market. Katherine Hays, a senior director with Microsoft's platform and services division -- and the co-founder of Massive -- offered Wall Street analysts and other interested parties an update on what Microsoft has been up to in this space, via a Web-conference meeting on March 15.

March 15, 2007 by in Microsoft

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