Foley on Microsoft


5 Futuristic Microsoft Technologies

From Codebook to XAX, here's five upcoming Microsoft technologies Mary-Jo Foley says to watch out for.

Whither -- or Wither -- the Winpad?

Mary Jo Foley weighs in on whether Microsoft actually has a shot in the tablet space.

Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.

Microsoft's Internal Tug-of-War: The Open Platform vs. Closed Camps, Who Will Win Out?

Mary Jo Foley looks at Microsoft's back-and-forth decisions on whether its software and other offerings should be locked in to the Windows ecosphere or be available to everyone.

The Many Faces of Microsoft...

Could there be fewer versions of Windows? More importantly, does it matter?

What Is Microsoft's Next Billion-Dollar Business?

Whether you're in the camp that believes that Microsoft is too dependent on its cash cows or the one that thinks that Microsoft is spreading itself too thin, it's worth considering which product will be the next billion-dollar baby in Redmond.

Bill Gates Is Gone, and He's Not Coming Back

Even if Steve Ballmer is going to be replaced (doubtful), it won't be by Bill.

How Microsoft Is Busting Its Own 'The Browser Is Part of the OS' Myth

For years, Microsoft has insisted that the browser is an integral part of the operating system, yet the company's current strategies with IE 6 and IE 9 make that argument an absurdity.

Software vs. Services

Microsoftis driving its customers toward online services, but do its customers really want to ride along?

Windows Phone 7: A Good Bet?

Microsoft is taking a lot of risks with its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.

Is Microsoft Patrolling Patents Again?

It's been almost three years since Microsoft threw down the gauntlet by claiming that open source and Linux software infringed on 235 of the company's patents.

WPF vs. Silverlight

It's looking more and more like there's a battle between the Windows Presentation Foundation team and the Silverlight team -- and Silverlight is winning.

Don't Write Windows' Eulogy Yet

It took years to build the Windows empire, and Microsoft won't stand idly by watching it be dismantled.

Bing vs. Googliath?

Microsoft has given up trying to out-Google Google and is trying instead to carve out a new search niche.

Is Microsoft Too Old for Web 2.0?

As Microsoft gets older, can the company continue to create products that younger users want to buy?

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