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

Odd bedfellows: Facebook and Windows Live Spaces

In all the coverage of Microsoft allegedly pushing for a five percent stake in Facebook, there has been next-to-no mentions of Microsoft's own social-networking platform, Windows Live Spaces. Why is Microsoft downplaying its own offering, which seemingly has a strong and loyal user base, at least outside of the U.S.?

September 25, 2007 by


Microsoft pushes out first Windows Home Server update

On September 25, Microsoft is releasing publicly to customers its first update for Windows Home Server (WHS). Microsoft already delivered the WHS update to Hewlett-Packard and its other OEM partners. Now it is pushing it out via WIndows Update to the relatively small number of customers who already have WHS systems.

September 25, 2007 by


Windows Server 2008 RC0, Vista SP1: Back together again

Microsoft announced on September 24 that it is ready to release to testers both Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate (RC) 0 and Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 beta. Vista SP1 is going out to 12,000 pre-selected testers. Windows Server 2008 RC0 is going to be broadly available for download within the next 24 hours.

September 24, 2007 by


Windows Home Server patch is out

Hewlett Packard now has its hands on the Windows Home Server (WHS) update for which it decided to delay its MediaSmart Home Server, according to Watch for more information from Microsoft next week on the post-RTM WHS update.

September 20, 2007 by