It’s hard to find someone who knows Microsoft better than Mary Jo Foley, editor of the widely read and respected Microsoft Watch. I caught up with her today, a couple blocks from her Manhattan offices, to talk about Robert Scoble’s impact on Microsoft, the way the news of his departure broke (on Beet.TV), and the prospects for his future endeavors at PodTech.

She’s a big fan of Robert and explains why the whole Channel 9 concept could be extremely successful for corporations around the world.

There’s been a lot written about Robert’s departure and his contribution to Microsoft, the blogosphere and to business. This article in the Economist really puts in all in perspective.

Congrats to Robert from Beet.TV!

— Andy Plesser

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