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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Not a good day for Microsoft

Not a good day for Microsoft

During the Microsoft antitrust trial, Corporate PR spokesman Mark Murray used to start each press gathering with the words, "This has been another great day for Microsoft." But even an eternal optimist like Murray might have a tough time putting a shine on the Microsoft news of the day on April 10.

April 10, 2007 by in Microsoft

Vista: Whatever happened to fast boot?

Vista: Whatever happened to fast boot?

Anyone else remember when Microsoft used to talk about making Windows Vista (or Longhorn, as it was then known) a fast-booting operating system. Fast, as in cold boots that were 50 percent faster than those possible with Windows XP? Something obviously went awry.

April 9, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft releases Windows Home Server SDK

Microsoft releases Windows Home Server SDK

If you're champing at the bit to build applications that will be able to take advantage of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Home Server (WHS) product, you might want to download the newly released beta version of the WHS software development kit (SDK).

April 6, 2007 by in Microsoft

Cisco's Chambers claims a three-year lead on Microsoft

Cisco's Chambers claims a three-year lead on Microsoft

At Cisco's Partner Summit in Las Vegas this week, Chambers told the press corps in attendance that he believes Cisco has a three-year lead on Microsoft in the unified communications space. As Microsoft watchers know, however, promising you are going to bury Microsoft in a market is like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

April 5, 2007 by in Microsoft

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