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

Blogging about blogging

There's a new book due out next week that should be of interest to anyone who is curious about what makes bloggers and blogging tick. It's called Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers.

November 15, 2007 by


Vista mistakes Microsoft won't repeat with Windows 7

Microsoft learned some hard lessons with Windows Vista that it already is applying to Windows 7. So says Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management, who is chatting this week with press and bloggers about the state of Vista, just about a year after the company released the product to manufacturing.

November 14, 2007 by


OpenDocument Foundation folds. Will Microsoft benefit?

The OpenDocument Foundation -- a group whose name and charter would lead one to believe that it was backing the OpenDocument Format (ODF), but which ended up backing a different document format instead -- has closed its doors. Some think the group's passing won't have an impact on Microsoft's campaign to standardize OOXML. I beg to differ.

November 13, 2007 by