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

Should Microsoft join or fight the OpenSocial?

What would happen if Microsoft -- whose own dev.live.com story is slowly evolving and so far has yet to take the development world by storm -- decided to surprise everyone and back OpenSocial and allowed OpenSocial developers' apps to run seamlessly inside the Windows Live Spaces "container"?

November 2, 2007 by

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Microsoft talks SOA futures but not dates

At this week's Microsoft's 2007 Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management (SOA and BPM) conference in Redmond, Wash., company officials will lay out a long-awaited roadmap for Microsoft's SOA strategy. But noticeably absent will be target due dates for any of the myriad products that company officials plan to discuss.

October 30, 2007 by

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Windows Vista: More than 88 million copies sold

Microsoft has now sold more than 88 million copies of Windows Vista, according to company officials. Vista sales were a big part of the reason Microsoft had a more-than-solid first fiscal 2008 quarter, with earnings of $4.29 billion, or 45 cents a share, on revenue of $13.76 billion.

October 25, 2007 by

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Microsoft hones its Vista holiday pitch

Microsoft is holding a Windows Vista holiday-preview event this week in New York, aimed primarily at the consumer press to show off how far Vista has come in the year since the product was released to manufacturing. They allowed a few less-well-heeled interlopers, like yours truly, tour the showcase, too.

October 24, 2007 by

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