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 to take a page out of's Apex book

Microsoft used to talk about "Titan" as the codename for its Dynamics CRM 4.0 release. But it's now clear that Microsoft's Titan is more than just Microsoft's next-gen CRM offering in its various guises (on-premise, hosted and Live). It's also the codename for Microsoft's planned knock-off of's Apex platform.

July 11, 2007 by


Microsoft to its hosting partners: Get ready. Here we come

At its Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver this week, Microsoft officials are trying to walk the tightrope when it comes to explaining Microsoft's plan to get into the managed services business in a major way. It's hard to sugar-coat the company's bottom line message, however, which is partners need to adapt or get out of the way.

July 10, 2007 by


More on what's in store for Vista SP1

I ran a short list on July 8 of some of the fixes and enhanced functionality that my sources are telling me will be part of Vista Service Pack (SP) 1, a first beta of which is due to go to selected testers the week of July 16. But there are other fixes likely to make it into SP1.

July 9, 2007 by