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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Is Shared Source .Net a big deal? Joel and Miguel weigh in

Microsoft and a number of .Net developers trumpeted the Redmond software vendor's announcement this week that it would release the .Net source code under a Microsoft Shared Source license as a huge deal. As the dust is settling, other parties are beginning to weigh in. And some software experts are not quite as jazzed as the inner Microsoft circle.

October 5, 2007 by

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Internet Explorer 7 update: Now WGA-free

Microsoft has issued an updated Internet Explorer (IE) 7 release that no longer requires Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation in order to download. The company has refreshed versions of IE 7 for Windows XP Service Pack (SP)2, Windows 64 client/server, and Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2. It also posted an update to IE 7 for Windows XP that resolves a phishing-filter problem with the browser.

October 4, 2007 by

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Microsoft: We're good for your health

Microsoft has been signaling its intentions to enter the health-records-management space for more than a year. On October 4, the company finally provided an official gameplan of what it's readying on the healthcare software and services front.

October 4, 2007 by

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Accounted for: The five mystery Vista updates to be added to SP1

When Microsoft finally rolled out the beta of its Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 at the end of September, a new element of mystery was introduced. Microsoft officials said they were going to test simultaneously five additional reliability fixes that were not part of the SP1 beta -- but that the team ultimately planned to add into SP1 before it shipped in early 2008. Now we know what those five are.

October 3, 2007 by

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