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 revises its Windows Live developer platform vision

Microsoft is tuning its vision for the the Windows Live Platform which is at the center of its Windows Live strategy. At a January 7 session at Microsoft's Vista Lab in Las Vegas on the Live developer platform Scott Swanson, director of platform planning for Windows Live, outlined Microsoft's current and evolving vision the Live platform.

January 7, 2007 by


OneCare 1.5 goes gold

The retail and Web versions of Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare 1.5 won't be out until the end of January (allegedly at the same time as Windows Vista launches to consumers on January 30). But Microsoft officially released the code to manufacturing on January 3, according to a post on the OneCare team blog.

January 4, 2007 by


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