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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Project Indiana: Could Sun outshine Microsoft's Silverlight?

At its JavaOne conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on May 8, Sun is promising a major technology unveiling, code-named "Project Indiana." It sounds like at least part of Sun's announcement could involve a deal with Adobe, via which Sun will be distributing the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as part of Adobe Flash.

May 7, 2007 by

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Will the real Windows (Live) Mail please stand up?

Microsoft launched Windows Live Hotmail on May 7. That much I'm sure of. Microsoft also seemed to announce that Windows Mail is now dead. Windows Mail is going to be superseded by Windows Live Mail -- which is not the same thing as Windows Live Hotmail. Windows Live Mail is (I think) a product formerly known as Windows Live Mail Desktop.

May 7, 2007 by

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Intel and Dell not yet ready for Vista, but AMD is

Intel is reported to be waiting for Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 before rolling out Windows Vista on a broad scale inside the company. And it sounds like Dell also is planning on waiting for SP1 before doing an internal deployment. But another of Microsoft's primary Vista partners, AMD, isn't going to wait.

May 4, 2007 by

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Ten lessons the Xbox Team can teach the rest of Microsoft

When it comes to building community -- and profiting from it -- Microsoft's Xbox team is helping write the playbook. That fact isn't lost on the rest of the company. Increasingly, other divisions at Microsoft are studying what the Xbox folks are doing right and trying to apply those lessons to their own products and services.

May 4, 2007 by

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