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

Questions I'd like to see asked about the Microsoft-Novell deal

Microsoft and Novell are touting the results of a new, paid-for study on the customer impact of the November 2 interoperability deal forged by the companies. But there are other survey questions I feel the researchers could have and should have posed that would have been far more telling about how customers running both Windows and Linux really see the deal.

December 11, 2006 by


The Microsoft dating game

There's definitely a move underfoot at many -- might I dare say, "most" -- divisions at Microsoft to squelch the practice of providing to the public ship-date targets by which the company may be measured. Good idea or not?

December 7, 2006 by