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

Microsoft hones its Vista holiday pitch

Microsoft is holding a Windows Vista holiday-preview event this week in New York, aimed primarily at the consumer press to show off how far Vista has come in the year since the product was released to manufacturing. They allowed a few less-well-heeled interlopers, like yours truly, tour the showcase, too.

October 24, 2007 by


Windows automatically updating itself: Case closed?

It's time for the latest -- and possibly final -- installment of the seemingly never-ending saga of "Why is my copy of Windows automatically updating and rebooting itself?" Microsoft says users just don't realize that their machines are set to update, most likely due to an admin setting. So Microsoft considers this case closed. But is it? And should it be?

October 22, 2007 by