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

Why Microsoft deserved to lose the OOXML standards vote

I believe that the world is big enough for multiple file-format specifications. I don't think the Open Document Format (ODF) deserves to be the only format sanctioned as an "open standard." That said, I also believe Microsoft deserved to lose the ISO standard fast-track vote that was tallied this weekend. Here's why.

September 4, 2007 by


HP to wait for Microsoft Home Server update before shipping MediaSmart Server

A little over a month since it released to manufacturing the final Windows Home Server (WHS) bits, Microsoft is working on an update to the code that it will push out to its OEM and system builder partners in about two weeks. Microsoft's showcase WHS partner, Hewlett-Packard, has decided to wait for that update before shipping its MediaSmart Server, Microsoft officials confirmed on August 30.

August 30, 2007 by