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Steve Ballmer: The Legacy [video]

This far-reaching discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's exclusive exit interview with Ballmer.

December 12, 2013 by

Committee shrugs on emergency spectrum

As telcos and emergency services continue their fierce debate over access to spectrum in the digital dividend, a parliamentary committee has been unable to determine what spectrum would work best for emergency services.

November 27, 2011

Live-blogging the BUILD keynote, Day 1

As is our custom, our merry band of Windows-focused bloggers is covering today's opening keynote address at Microsoft's BUILD conference in Anaheim.Our group includes my ZDNet colleague Mary Jo Foley, Kip Kniskern, Rafael Rivera, Paul Thurrott, Tom Warren, and Long Zheng.

September 13, 2011 by

Data retention needs cost-benefit analysis

The Federal Government should not force internet service providers (ISPs) to retain information on email and other data from Australian customers until it conducts a cost-benefit analysis and justifies to the public why law enforcement agencies need such information, a Senate committee has advised.

April 7, 2011 by

Watching the NBN: Senator Mary Jo Fisher

A lawyer with a strong background in dealing with farmers' workplace issues, South Australian Senator Mary Jo Fisher probably never expected to become so involved in the highly technical world of information technology and telecommunications.

March 23, 2011 by

NBN struggles to put the who in wholesale

The National Broadband Network Companies Bill is currently before the Senate, having passed through the Lower House earlier this month. This is the legislation that will determine what the NBN Co can and cannot do.

March 23, 2011 by

Stop NBN Co from retail creep: Liberals

The Federal Opposition yesterday vehemently protested key provisions of legislation associated with the National Broadband Network, which it claimed would open the door for NBN Co to become a retail provider of broadband services, going against its "wholesale-only" mandate.

March 17, 2011 by

Libs to call for emergency comms inquiry

In light of the recent natural disasters in Australia over the past two months, South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher will today call for a Senate inquiry into the effectiveness of communications networks in emergency situations.

March 2, 2011 by

The death of Silverlight has been greatly exaggerated

Microsoft's Bob Muglia unwittingly threw a spanner in the Silverlight works at last week's Professional Developers Conference by telling ZD Net's All Things Microsoft blogger Mary-Jo Foley that:"when it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft's vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, 'our strategy has shifted,' Muglia told me. Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said.

November 1, 2010 by

Live@edu merging with BPOS: Outlook Live v2 on its way?

As Mary Jo Foley reported on Tuesday, Microsoft is readying the latest version of BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) in test form next week. Tied in with this is an organisational restructure which leaves Live@edu, the student email service, expected to be ported over to Microsoft Online Services.

October 14, 2010 by

Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium

The current buzz is that Microsoft's Windows 2008 Server R2 will be the last version of the operating system that will support Intel's Itanium.  My colleague Mary Jo Foley posted Microsoft pulls the plug on future Itanium support on April 5th on this very topic.

April 6, 2010 by

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