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 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


Microsoft offers Oracle defectors up to 50 percent off SQL Server

Microsoft officials announced on September 19 that they have no plans to increase the price of SQL Server 2008 beyond what the company already charges for SQL Server 2005. Microsoft execs also announced that, starting today, customers who migrate from Oracle to SQL Server will get up to a 50 percent discount. Of course, there's a catch: You also need to be signed up for Software Assurance to get the reduced rate.

September 19, 2007 by


Office 2007: 70 million not served

A report last week that Microsoft had sold 70 million copies of Office 2007 since the product was released to manufacturing turned out to be wrong. Microsoft says it sold 70 million copies of all versions of Office during its past fiscal year. What percentage of those were Office 2007? Microsoft still won't comment.

September 18, 2007 by