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

Microsoft and patent claims: 'Business as usual'?

Bill Hilf, Microsoft's General Manager of Platform Strategy, has finally blogged about Microsoft's decision to go public with its claims that it has found 235 patent violations by open source software on various Microsoft products. Hilf's contention: Nothing's changed. It's business as usual.

May 20, 2007 by


Microsoft reorgs again

Microsoft is tweaking its internal reporting structure, yet again. This time, in what seems like a curious move to this Microsoft watcher, Microsoft is moving its Server and Tools business under its Office business.

May 18, 2007 by


Microsoft offers guidelines for next-gen UMPCs

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft officials outlined some of the "possibilities" the company sees for next-generation UMPCs that will be optimized to run Windows Vista. Here's a list of the hardware specs to which Microsoft is encouraging its partners to build the next generation of handhelds.

May 17, 2007 by


Vista Service Pack 1: It lives

With all the Microsoft-created confusion out there around when -- and even whether -- the company plans to deliver the first service pack (SP) for Windows Vista, it's nice to see some concrete proof that Vista SP1 does exist. The proof: Check out the Vista SP1 screen shot from WinHEC.

May 17, 2007 by