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 on aQuantive: Think merger, not acquisition

Microsoft views its aQuantive purchase as more of a merger than an acquisition, according to Steve Berkowitz, the Microsoft Senior Vice President of Online Services. Berkowitz discussed Microsoft's $6 billion aQuantive buy, among other topics, during his May 22 presentation at the JP Morgan Technology conference. Here's what I gleaned from the Webcast of his talk.

May 22, 2007 by


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