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

Office for Mac 2008 delayed until next year

The next version of Microsoft Office for Mac won't hit in the latter half of 2007, as originally expected, according to Microsoft. The new ship target for Office for Mac 2008 is January 2008. That also means the promised Open XML file-format converters for the Mac are pushed back, as well, given Microsoft's original converter timetable.

August 1, 2007 by


Ad-funded Microsoft Works pilot starting soon

Microsoft is now ready to talk turkey about the ad-funded version of its home/small-business productivity suite. "Microsoft is initiating a pilot program featuring an ad-funded version of Microsoft Works – Microsoft Works SE 9," officials said in the late afternoon on August 1.

August 1, 2007 by


Works 9.0 to come in both free and paid flavors

Microsoft is still planning to offer a paid version of the next version of its consumer/home-office productivity suite. It will cost $39.95 at retail -- about $10 per copy less than Works 8.0. Still no word from the Softies on the free, ad-funded version of its consumer/home productivity suite that is allegedly in the pipeline.

August 1, 2007 by