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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

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

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

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

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

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

My ‘vendor-watching’ confession

Big magazines and websites often have what I like to call ‘vendor watchers’. Across the pond, our colonial cousins ZDNet famously boast Mary-Jo Foley among their ranks and what Mary-Jo doesn’t know about Microsoft you do not need to know.

January 15, 2010 by

Committee demands NBN implementation study

If Communications Minister Stephen Conroy wants the Senate Select Committee's inquiry into the National Broadband Network to end, he will need to hand it the lead advisor's implementation study, committee chair and Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher said last week.

January 10, 2010 by

Microsoft removes Custom XML features from Office 2007

As my colleague Mary Jo Foley reported earlier today, Microsoft has lost a crucial court judgment over technology used in Office 2007. Registered OEM partners got a tip-off that the judgment was on its way Monday afternoon, when Microsoft sent an e-mail notifying them of a "new supplement requirement for Office 2007." It's a minor headache for OEMs but should have little or no effect on retail customers.

December 22, 2009 by

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