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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Google needs to read the 'Hailstorm' history books

Google needs to read the 'Hailstorm' history books

You'd think with so many former Softies on the payroll, Google would know a thing or two about avoiding mistakes Microsoft already made. But if you look at the just-announced Google Apps Premier Edition, it seems Google missed at least one lesson that Microsoft learned the hard way.

February 21, 2007 by in Microsoft

Vista's UAC needs an overhaul. Ideas?

Vista's UAC needs an overhaul. Ideas?

It seems like everyone, other than possibly Microsoft's Vista team itself, seems to believe that the User Account Control (UAC) in Vista already needs an overhaul. The question is, who is going to do it? And what form will it take?

February 21, 2007 by in Windows

Virtual PC 2007, downloadable now, supports Vista as host and guest

Virtual PC 2007, downloadable now, supports Vista as host and guest

About three weeks after launching Windows Vista, Microsoft is on a roll with new and updated versions of its own products that are compatible with Windows Vista. Microsoft made available on February 19 not only a Vista-compatible version of SQL Server 2005, but also the final version of Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 product, which supports Windows Vista as both a host and guest operating system (OS).

February 19, 2007 by in Windows

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