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

Microsoft: June 30 Windows XP cut-off set in stone

Microsoft made it official on April 3: There will be no new reprieves for Windows XP (other than on Ultra Low-Cost PCs).Some customers and partners had been hoping the company might extend again the deadline for all PC makers to be allowed to preload Windows XP, rather than Windows Vista, on new PCs.

April 3, 2008 by


Microsoft: XP SP3 RTM date a typo

Some sharp-eyed folks over at noticed Microsoft had posted to its Support Live Cycle Web site a release-to-manufacuturing date of March 31, 2008, for Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3. Turns out it was a false alarm.

April 2, 2008 by


Report: Office 2007 demand 'healthier than thought'

There is quite a bit of difference of opinion as to when and whether business users should upgrade to Windows Vista, but Office 2007 isn't suffering from the same fate. According to Forrester Research (which has really been cranking out the studies in the past few days), businesses are deploying Office 2007 at a rapid clip.

April 2, 2008 by