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 introduces a new freebie

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is looking to grow its user base by giving away entry-level SKUs of its products. The latest freebie: Office Accounting Express 2007, the new, low-end of its not-so-popular small-business accounting software.

October 29, 2006 by


Will Web 2.0 ultimately kill Windows?

Microsoft Co-President of Platforms and Services Jim Allchin shares his thoughts on Windows Live (which, along with Windows and developer tools also falls under his organization); competition with Google and Apple; and why a client-based version of Windows won’t ever completely disappear, regardless of how successful Web services become.

October 29, 2006 by


What did Microsoft learn from Vista?

Here's Part 1 of my Q&A with Windows chief Jim Allchin, where the outgoing Microsoft veteran talks about what Microsoft learned in developing Windows Vista, and how the company intends to apply some of those lessons with Windows, going forward.

October 27, 2006 by


Up next: IE 8.0

With IE 7 finally out the door, Microsoft has begun sharing some hints about IE 8.0, also known as IE Next. Chris Wilson, the newly minted platform architect for IE, addressed the Ajax Experience crowd this week and presented some of his thinking on what matters for the Web, going forward.

October 25, 2006 by