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

Pat Helland 2.0 rejoins Microsoft

Former Platform Architect Pat Helland -- who spent the past couple of years over at helping the company with its service-oriented-architecture (SOA) strategy -- quietly rejoined Microsoft in early March.

May 20, 2007 by


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