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).

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Another of the Microsoft old guard moves on

While the the Microsoft depature upon which most company watchers focused this week was that of Bruce Jaffe -- the former Mergers & Acquisitions Chief -- another Microsoft veteran is moving on, as well. Charles Fitzgerald, Microsoft's General Manager of Platform Strategy, is leaving the company to join a startup.

January 10, 2008 by

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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


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