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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Partnering and competing with Microsoft: There's nothing new under the sun

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco CEO John Chambers are meeting later today a handful of CIOs who have both Cisco and Microsoft products installed. They'll listen to a litany of complaints, no doubt, about how hard it still is to get Cisco and Microsoft deliverables to interoperate. Is there anything new under the sun? No -- not in terms of customers wanting vendors to make their lives easier, nor in terms of vendors promising customers the moon.

August 20, 2007 by

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Live from New York: It's the Ballmer-Chambers show

Microsoft and Cisco are both partners and competitors. But they aren't going to let a little competition get in the way of doing what's right for customers. Yawn. Heard that before. And we're all about to hear it again on Monday during a CEO dog-and-pony show with Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Cisco's John Chambers.

August 20, 2007 by


A (Microsoft) Code Name a Day: Warsaw

Today's Microsoft codename of the day is "Warsaw," which is yet another of Microsoft's unified-communications components. Microsoft is looking to build out its line of unified communications products as both an enterprise and as a developer platform.

August 19, 2007 by