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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Microsoft Research has its head in the clouds, too

Microsoft Research has its head in the clouds, too

It's not just the Microsoft product groups that are charging ahead with getting Microsoft "All In" with the cloud. Microsoft Research seems to be stepping up its work on a variety of cloud-related projects, and plans to share details about several of them during the 2010 Usenix Federated Conferences shows in Boston the week of June 21.

June 18, 2010 by in Data Centers

Microsoft launches Azure private cloud in a box

Microsoft launches Azure private cloud in a box

Microsoft is making good on its promise to allow enterprise customers buy Windows Azure preconfigured in  datacenter containers from selected partners.On Juy 12, the company took the wraps off the name for this offering -- Windows Azure Platform Appliance -- and said Dell, Fujitsu and Hewlett Packard were all -to sell this offering.

July 11, 2010 by in Data Centers

Microsoft: Trust us to bridge the public-private cloud gap

Microsoft: Trust us to bridge the public-private cloud gap

The Server and Tools business at Microsoft is the division responsible for both Microsoft's public and private cloud platforms. Bob Muglia, the president of that division, is keynoting the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) on April 20. A Cliff Notes version of Muglia's talking points already is posted on the System Center team blog

April 20, 2010 by in Data Centers