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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Microsoft has a virtualization white paper, too

While waiting for an official Microsoft response to VMware's new whitepaper attacking Microsoft's virtualization licensing and distribution policies, I stumbled across a couple of Microsoft virtualization whitepapers and tools that might be of interest to customers evaluating products in this space.

February 25, 2007 by


VMware attacks Microsoft virtualization strategy

Microsoft is "trying to restrict customers' flexibility and freedom to choose virtualization software by limiting who can run their software and how they can run it." Those are the charges levied by Microsoft virtualization competitor VMware, which over the past few days, has come out swinging against Microsoft.

February 25, 2007 by


Microsoft: Who's afraid of big, bad Google?

It's going to take a lot more than a Web-based productivity suite aimed at business users to get Microsoft panicked about Google. That's the main message the Redmond software maker is expected to seed among market researchers via a strategy-update call on February 22.

February 22, 2007 by