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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In case you missed it (Part 1): Jeremy Allison fights back

In the "posts you might have missed over the holiday" category, the e-mail Q&A I did with Novell-turned-Google employee Jeremy Allison got some readers pretty stirred up. (Back story, for those who steered clear of Web news for the past month-plus: Samba lead developer Allison quit Novell just before Christmas, in protest over the Microsoft-Novell technology agreement announced in November.

January 2, 2007 by


Tagged: Five things about me

Whether you love or hate the "meme," the "Five Things" one is still circulating. And once you've been tagged, it seems rude not to respond. So here are five things you may not know about me.

January 1, 2007 by

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The gag is off: Samba's Allison talks turkey on Microsoft-Novell deal

On December 21, word leaked out that lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison quit Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell alliance, unveiled in early November. Other than sharing the fact that he had taken a new job with Google, Allison said he couldn't provide specifics on his decision until some time after December 29, which would be his last day at Novell.

December 29, 2006 by


A (Microsoft) code name a day: Centro

Today's final entry in the December 2006 "Microsoft Code Name a Day" series is "Centro," aka Microsoft's Windows Server SKU aimed at mid-sized businesses. I know there are lots more Microsoft code names out there that I didn't highlight ... so stay tuned in the new year for more.

December 29, 2006 by