I just finished reading Mary Jo Foley’s recent post where she believes it would be a mistake for Microsoft to hide the Metro screen by default when a user logs in. This is related to the new batch of leaks about Windows 8.1 Update 1. Her interesting comment: If Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a...

I’m a big fan of Mary Jo Foley. I think she is one of the best technology reporters out there and does excellent work very consistently. I found this interview online that she did with Steve Ballmer as his “final exit” interview with Microsoft. As we move toward a new year in 2014, I think that her discussion with mr....

The big news is out. Steve Ballmer is leaving Microsoft and everyone has an opinion. Mary Jo Foley, Tom Merritt, and Paul Thurrott discuss this in lots of detail for TWIT and it’s a really good and important discussion about the future of one of the largest software companies in the world. This episode is very...

Those of you already on the Windows 8 bandwagon most definitely know that Microsoft has created several Windows 8 apps in-house and made them available for its new operating system. All of them make use of the Modern UI and offer various essential functionalities. Now it appears that the Redmond based technology titan...

While the past few weeks have seen several Windows Blue details float up, things have been quite slow on the Windows Phone Blue front. The latest is that development is slowly underway on this new update over at Microsoft. The first details about Windows Blue popped up a few months back, and since then various sources...

The amazing Mary Jo Foley has chimed in about the Microsoft Surface Pro. Here’s some of what she had to say: In the end, for me, the Surface Pro is just OK. I am waiting/expecting Microsoft to do better, in terms of delivering a Windows 8 PC. Microsoft may consider itself among those attempting to reinvent a computing...

So the really therapeutic thing about my site for me is that it allows me to work out my Microsoft issues in front of thousands of people. When I feel frustration, you see it in the articles, when I’m happy it’s there as well. In this case, it’s a rather minor thing – I had a simple question – what’s the...

So there are waaaaay less press people out here than last year. BUILD 2011 seemed to have between 5 to 10 times as many reporters and media than this year. Interesting. Anyway, I bumped into a bunch of good people who you should recognize. Mary Jo Foley from All About Microsoft is here. Wes Miller Wes Miller...

As you may know, having met them, I’m big fans of Mary Jo Foley and Ed Bott and you should be too. They are both very seasoned technology reporters and great writers. Every time I get an opportunity to read their stuff or watch their videos, I try to make the time. The good folks at  LaptopMag.com put together a video...

Mary Jo Foley has written a pretty thought provoking piece on the direction that Microsoft chose to take with Windows 8. In the article entitled “Why ‘Windows 8’ Isn’t What I Thought It Would Be“, she makes a pretty powerful point about Microsoft’s view on tablets for the consumer: There are several reasons I’m...