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

Vista Server?

Now that Windows Vista is done (and is already being pirated and hacked), Windows watchers' thoughts are turning to Longhorn Server. So it's fair to askwhat the final name of Microsoft's successor to Windows Server 2003 will be.

November 12, 2006 by


When Microsoft conspiracy theories spin out of control

Take off your tin-foil hats, folks. Microsoft has been so completely burned by security problems with Windows in recent years that there is just no way anyone at the company, on down, would suggest users shut off their firewalls, remove their antivirus software or do anything to further comprise the already delicate security balance in which Windows operates.

November 10, 2006 by


Vista RTM marks the end of an era

The expected announcement on November 6 of release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Vista is a milestone on many fronts. For one, it’s the end of the Jim Allchin era (and the start of the Steven Sinofsky one), in terms of Windows leadership at Microsoft.

November 7, 2006 by