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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A (Microsoft) code name a day: Rosario

A (Microsoft) code name a day: Rosario

"Rosario," the version of the Visual Studio Team System tool suite due to follow VSTS "Orcas" will include some beefed up testing support. Find out more about Rosario in today's installment of "A Microsoft Code Name a Day."

December 14, 2006 by in Developer

Microsoft still has more OS tricks up its sleeve

Microsoft still has more OS tricks up its sleeve

Over the past couple of days, there's been much made of Gartner Group's prediction that Windows Vista will be "the last big release of Windows." That's a pretty sweeping and vague prediction. Me? I think Microsoft still has some big-bang OS releases in its bag of tricks.

December 14, 2006 by in Microsoft

A (Microsoft) code name a day: Hawaii

A (Microsoft) code name a day: Hawaii

"Hawaii" is part of the Microsoft developer division's family of island code names. But Hawaii isn't simply the next version of Visual Studio due to follow Visual Studio "Orcas." Find out more in today's "Microsoft Code Name a Day" installment.

December 13, 2006 by in Developer

Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google

Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google

When Marc Lucovsky, one of Microsoft's top Windows architects, jumped ship and joined Google a couple of years ago, nobody (including Lucovsky) was willing to say what his new role would be inside Redmond's search rival. Now we know what Lucovsky is doing (thanks to former Microsoft chief blogger Robert Scoble).

December 12, 2006 by in Google

Breaking down silos inside and outside Microsoft

Breaking down silos inside and outside Microsoft

Not all presence and contact data at Microsoft is created equal. The contact list created by Microsoft Communicator/Office Communications Server 2007 users is different from the ones being created and shared by Windows Live users across the various Live Mail, Live Messaging, Live Expo and Live Spaces properties.

December 12, 2006 by in Microsoft

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