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

OLPCs to be dual-boot Linux/Windows machines? Why?

Nicholas Negroponte, head of the OLPC initiative, was quoted by Computerworld as saying Microsoft is working with the OLPC team on a dual-boot Windows XP/Linux XO laptop. Microsoft hasn't (yet) acknowledged whether this is the case. If it is, you've got to wonder why a dual-boot XO would make sense.

January 9, 2008 by

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Microsoft looking to Fast for scale, Web search help

Beyond supplementing Microsoft's SharePoint technology, what will Fast Search & Transfer, Microsoft's latest acquisition target, contribute to Microsoft's search products and strategy? Microsoft and Fast shared a few more tidbits about potential areas of cooperation during a conference call with press and analysts on January 8.

January 8, 2008 by

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Microsoft set to roll out 2.0 'Origami' pack for ultra-mobile PCs

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) last year, Microsoft officials shared their vision for what users might expect from hardware vendors via their next-generation ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft showed its planned advances for some of its own next-gen UMPC technologies via the 2.0 release of the Origami Experience Pack.

January 8, 2008 by

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Report: Windows Mobile 7 to incorporate touch, gesture recognition

Nathan Weinberg, over on his InsideMicrosoft blog, has posted some interesting information from an alleged internal Microsoft document on future user interface directions for the Windows Mobile platform. What's your take? How much of this new input technology will debut in Windows Mobile 7? And how much of it, if any, will also show up in Windows 7?

January 6, 2008 by

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