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

Apple finally acknowledges iPhone's Exchange support

Last June, my sources said that Apple licensed Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol, enabling the iPhone to users connect to Exchange Server and make use of its wireless messaging and synchronization capabilities. But it took until today, March 5, for Apple -- and Microsoft -- to acknowledge this licensing arrangement.

March 6, 2008 by


Microsoft Mix '08 keynote kick-off: The Cliff Notes version

Microsoft is making available as of March 5 the first beta for developers of Internet Explorer (IE) 8, as well as the first beta release of Silverlight 2.0. It also is readying a beta of a new back-end business service that it is calling SQL Server Data Services. Company officials made these announcements on March 5 at the kick-off of Microsoft's Mix '08 conference.

March 5, 2008 by


Sources: Microsoft readying sphere-shaped Surface

Microsoft's touch-sensitive tabletop is about to get a spherical makeover. Sources say the company is showing a spherical Surface prototype around campus lately. I haven't seen it myself and am having a hard time envisioning the kinds of applications that would make it more than just a curiosity item.

March 5, 2008 by