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

What will run on Windows Server 2008 -- and when

Now that Microsoft has released to manufacturing Windows Server 2008, the next obvious question is which applications will run on it -- and when? Are we in for a Windows-Vista-like experience, where even some of Microsoft's own applications didn't work with its new operating system for weeks, if not months?

February 4, 2008 by

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Microsoft's Yahoo play: Some love it; some hate it

Former Softie Robert Scoble thinks Microsoft's bid to buy Yahoo is the first "interesting" thing Microsoft has done in over a year. A poster on the Mini-Microsoft blog called the Microsoft play "assinine," and equated it to "John Edwards merging with Rudy (Guiliani)." I have to say I fall more into the "hate it" than "love it" camp on this one. You?

February 1, 2008 by

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Microsoft to become Micro-ad?

Does a Microsoft Yahoo buy make sense? Would Microsoft have been better served by sticking to its software knitting and continuing to chip away at online advertising as a side business, instead of trying to turn online advertising into its core franchise?

January 31, 2008 by

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