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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Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative

Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative

How has Microsoft fared, in terms of living up to the "Microsoft Live" goals it set for itself a year ago? I’d give the company an A- for delivery, but a D- for presentation. Microsoft is actually making some real headway in the way it is developing and distributing services, but almost no one knows it, thanks to the abysmal job the company has done in defining Live and updating the various Microsoft constituencies on its progress.

October 23, 2006 by in Microsoft

IE 7 is done. Nobody panic.

IE 7 is done. Nobody panic.

Microsoft has released to manufacturing the final Internet Explorer (IE) 7 bits for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. But that doesn't mean you and/or your organization will actually have them pushed to you via Automatic Update any time soon.

October 18, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

What Makes Google (vs. Microsoft) tick?

What Makes Google (vs. Microsoft) tick?

What makes Google tick? Is it different from what gets the Softies going? Is Google just like Microsoft was, when the Redmond software company was comprised of 8,000 people (the current size of Google) vs. nearly 71,000 (the size of present-day Microsoft)?

October 16, 2006 by in Google

More Vista modifications on tap

More Vista modifications on tap

Microsoft reconfirmed on October 13 that it won't delay Windows Vista's launch in the European Union or South Korea. But Microsoft will be making further modifications to the product to appease EU regulators, Microsoft officials confirmed Friday.

October 13, 2006 by in Windows

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