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

How would you fix Microsoft's Windows-development problems?

Many folks have ideas as to how Microsoft can fix the myriad management and technical setbacks that resulted in Windows Vista looking little like the product based on initial "Longhorn" expectations. And they're offering freely their two cents about what ails Windows and how to remedy the problems to Steven Sinofsky (Senior Vice President of Windows and Windows Live engineering) and his band of merry Windows developers.

November 27, 2006 by


Tasty Microsoft leftovers from Thanksgiving weekend

Here's a quick survey of some of the Microsoft news from the past few days about which I didn't have a chance to blog over Thanksgiving weekend. On my short list: Yet more on the Office 'kill switch,' the latest theories on what's behind the Microsoft-Novell deal, and a couple of buried tidbits on Vista and U.S. antitrust scrutiny.

November 26, 2006 by


Vista now available to developers

It's not even November 30 (or January 30) yet. But Microsoft has made Windows Vista available for download to a substantial pool of individuals via the Microsoft Developer Network, TechNet Plus and Microsoft Connect.

November 16, 2006 by