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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Microsoft pushing Office 2007 with promos galore

Office 2007 is selling like hotcakes, according to the market researchers at NPD. And one big reason is the try-before-you-buy program that Microsoft put in place when it launched the product. But promotions and steep discounts also could be another reason behind Microsoft's success with Office 2007.

September 12, 2007 by

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Microsoft firms up its Viridian hypervisor rollout plans

As Microsoft officials confirmed last week, Microsoft is planning to make a first test version of its hypervisor technology available simultaneously with Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate (RC) 0. This week, Microsoft also confirmed that a beta version of Viridian -- a k a Windows Server Virtualization -- will be built into Windows Server 2008 when that product is released to manufacturing.

September 11, 2007 by

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Microsoft Search 2.0: New tabs on tap

The LiveSide.net guys have posted screen shots of what looks like the new version of Live Search that Microsoft is set to unfurl on September 26. Microsoft also is readying another new Live service, Windows Live Translator, that looks like Babel Fish.

September 10, 2007 by

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Is Google Apps now a real Microsoft Office competitor?

An alliance forged between Google and systems integrator CapGemini was the talk of the blogosphere on September 10. Many commentators are looking at the new partnership as proof that Google finally is ready to make business inroads with Google Apps Premier Edition -- mostly at Microsoft's expense. To me, there are some pieces that still don't quite add up.

September 9, 2007 by

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