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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Windows Live: A guide for the perplexed

Windows Live: A guide for the perplexed

A Microsoft Fortune 500 customer recently asked me to explain Windows Live. Since Microsoft is doing such a lousy job at it, why not take a crack at demystifying Live myself, I mused. So here's a gallery of 30 screen shots designed to help answer the thorny question: What is (and isn't) Windows Live?

February 12, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft and Apple agree: Blanket virtualization is a no-no

Microsoft and Apple agree: Blanket virtualization is a no-no

There was considerable outcry earlier this week over a blog entry that highlighted Microsoft's restrictions on virtualization of Windows Vista by Parallels users running Mac OS X. So far, however, there's been little publicity of the fact that Apple isn't any too keen on seeing Mac OS X virtualized indiscriminantly, either.

February 9, 2007 by in Windows

Daylight Saving Time change: Tips for Microsoft users

Daylight Saving Time change: Tips for Microsoft users

It's almost exactly one month until Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes take effect in the U.S. and a growing number of other countries. The week of February 12, Microsoft will start pushing out to Windows users updates that they will need in order to keep their computer system clocks running on time.

February 9, 2007 by in Microsoft

Microsoft 'officelabs' looks to open source for inspiration

Microsoft 'officelabs' looks to open source for inspiration

officelabs, sources say, is a new kind of incubator that is taking shape inside the Microsoft Business Division. It's a fledgling group that is going to operate more like the Windows Live team than the Office one, by tossing a bunch of new products over the transom in beta form and watching to see what sticks.

February 7, 2007 by in Microsoft

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