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's Core Search VP now findable

As of this week, Microsoft has finally put Brian MacDonald on the page. MacDonald, the corporate vice president of Core Search Program Management, is the former manager of Microsoft's stealth NetDocs project (not that his new bio on Microsoft's Web site mentions that fact.)

February 14, 2008 by


Microsoft reorg: Who's in; who's out

On February 14, Microsoft announced a corporate reorganization affecting many of its divisions.As with any Microsoft early-year reorg -- which typically occur after the company's fiscal mid-year reviews -- there are winners and losers. Check out my slideshow of who's in and who's out as a result of today's changes.

February 14, 2008 by


Microsoft's latest reorg to set the stage for Yahoo merger

In the midst of its acquisition bid for Yahoo, Microsoft is set to announce -- most likely on February 14 -- its latest company-wide reorg. According to sources, the unprofitable Online Services Business will be where the greatest number of changes happen, setting the stage for Yahoos to be absorbed into the Redmond software giant.

February 13, 2008 by


Yahoo layoffs: 'The ultimate poison pill'?

Like RSS pioneer Dave Winer, I wonder what Microsoft thinks of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's choice of layoffs? He sure picked some high-profile, strategic folks who Microsoft would, no doubt, love to have added to its ranks as part of its planned Yahoo acquisition.

February 13, 2008 by


Office 14 to add more online document sharing

Microsoft won't be turning Office 14 into a completely Web-ified productivity suite, a la Google Docs. But it's practically a given that Microsoft will add more online collaboration/sharing capabilities to the individual point products that will comprise the client-based Office 14.

February 13, 2008 by