Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

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Windows XP SP1 support ends October 10

Windows XP SP1 support ends October 10

A reminder for Microsoft customers out there who are using Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 1 or 1a: Microsoft is ending support for those Windows updates on October 10. As part of the cut-off, Microsoft is discontinuing security updates for XP SP1 and 1a on that date, as well.

September 28, 2006 by in Windows

MS-Google face-off: This time in distributed computing

MS-Google face-off: This time in distributed computing

At this week’s open house for press and analysts, Microsoft Research (MSR) will be showing off a multitude of projects, including a (so far) little-publicized distributed-computing platform under development that is code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is one of a number of large-scale-computing efforts in which Microsoft researchers are engaged.

September 26, 2006 by in Google

Vista app compatibility: What's the story?

Vista app compatibility: What's the story?

As Microsoft rounds the final bend of the winding Windows Vista road, I’m surprised we’ve heard so little about application compatibility. Sure, Jim Allchin, co-president of the Platforms and Services division, recently played up the need for Vista testers to push hard on making sure existing applications are backwards-compatible with Vista.

September 21, 2006 by in Windows

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