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

Is Microsoft Office 2007 outselling Windows Vista?

The Office team hasn't been talking sales figures -- at least not until now. But according to information shared during a recent briefing with certain members of the French tech press, Microsoft allegedly has sold 70 million copies of Office 2007 to date. Vista has sold 60 million, last we heard.

September 14, 2007 by


Microsoft has changed (some of) its monopolistic ways

Having reported on Microsoft since the early 1990s, I can say I've seen a lot of change, regarding Microsoft's business practices and behaviors. These changes aren't, for the most part, voluntary; many are happening because times have changed. But Microsoft also has altered some of its less-than-ethical ways as a result of court rulings in the U.S. and overseas.

September 14, 2007 by


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


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