Microsoft collaborates to improve interoperability

added by bobfamiliar
1/12/2010 7:30:02 PM


The Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center is dedicated to technical collaborative work between Microsoft, customers, partners and open sources communities to improve interoperability between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. The Center is run by the Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Group working with many other teams at Microsoft, with customers input and with the community at large to build technical bridges, labs and solutions to improve interoperability in mixed IT environments. In this site, you will find a live directory of these technical and freely downloadable interoperability Bridges with related content such as demos, technical articles, helpful best practices from the projects leads and sharing technical guidance. You will also find Labs, which contain technical guidance explaining how to best achieve interoperability in specific product scenarios. The vast majority of the projects are run as Open Source projects with third party and community members and released under a broad BSD license, or other licenses such as MS-PL or Apache, so that our customers, partners and the community can use them in many open and broad reaching scenarios. We welcome feedback and discussions on the Interoperability Strategy Group blog at Interoperability @ Microsoft.


1/13/2010 7:25:58 AM
Even if a veiled attempt, its still somewhat impressive the direction taken in the last few years by Microsoft for embracing technologies not their own.