Mary Jo Foley

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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.

Freelance journalist/blogger Mary Jo Foley has nothing to disclose. WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). I do not own Microsoft stock or stock in any of its partners or competitors. I have no business ventures that are sponsored by Microsoft or any of its partners or competitors.

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Are the Microsoft layoffs over now?

Are the Microsoft layoffs over now?

When Microsoft announced in January that the company was cutting 5,000 jobs, it wasn't clear how many waves it would take to realize that count. It looks like the cuts aren't done yet, based on an initial report of November 4 layoffs by TechFlash and a follow-up, claiming 800 jobs are being eliminated in this round, by PaidContent.

November 3, 2009 by in CXO

Microsoft: No Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 until SP3

Microsoft: No Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 until SP3

Last month, Microsoft's Exchange team announced-- to the relief of many customers and partners -- that it planned to reverse course and allow Exchange Server 2007 to run on top of the latest version of Windows Server, a k a Windows Server 2008 R2. This week, the team admitted that accomplishing that task was harder than anticipated and that it won't be able to deliver on its promise until it releases Service Pack (SP) 3 for Exchange 2007 in the latter half of 2010.

December 2, 2009 by in CXO

New tool aids .Net developers in writing Linux, Mac OS X apps

New tool aids .Net developers in writing Linux, Mac OS X apps

Not all .Net developers are writing Windows apps. Some (besides Miguel de Icaza and his merry band of Mono folks) may be interested in writing Linux, Unix and Mac OS X apps, too. On November 10, Novell rolled out the final version of a new Visual Studio add-on aimed at these developers.

November 10, 2009 by in CXO