New developments on the interoperability front

In case you missed last weeks announcements in the field of interoperability between the Microsoft platform and various other platforms / technologies :

  • Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support

  • Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.

    Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements to build, market and support a series of new solutions to make Novell and Microsoft® products work better together. The two companies also announced an agreement to provide each other’s customers with patent coverage for their respective products. These agreements will be in place until at least 2012. Under this new model, customers will realize unprecedented choice and flexibility through improved interoperability and manageability between Windows® and Linux.

    “They said it couldn’t be done. This is a new model and a true evolution of our relationship that we think customers will immediately find compelling because it delivers practical value by bringing two of their most important platform investments closer together,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. “We’re excited to work with Novell, whose strengths include its heritage as a mixed-source company. Resolving our patent issues enables a combined focus on virtualization and Web services management to create new opportunities for our companies and our customers.”

    You can view an on-demand Webcast of the News Conference with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell, held Nov. 2. …

    View the Webcast (53 min. 34 sec.)

    Source : Microsoft PressPass

  • Old Foes Microsoft, Novell Join Forces 

    … Microsoft Corp. has embraced Novell Inc.’s open-source software platform, forming a technological truce between two longtime antagonists who want to make it easier for the still-dominant Windows operating system and the increasingly popular Linux system to work together. …

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  • Microsoft and Zend Collaborate To Improve PHP on Windows

  • … Microsoft and Zend Technologies are joining forces to improve the performance of PHP-based applications running on Windows Server 2003, the two companies disclosed on Tuesday. …

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