Web Services/Cloud Content Management Openness
OSS Organisational Interoperability
Heterogeneous and hybrid environments Messaging Services
Federated Identity Management Standards
Collaboration with OSS Communities
Security and Privacy
1. What does interoperability mean to your organisation?
2. What does it mean to you in your role?
3. How important is interoperability in IT procurement decisions in
4. How would you rate the interoperability level of your IT shop (e.g.
advanced, acceptable, average, challenging...) and how much of your IT
resources is devolved to interoperability issues? Is lack of
interoperability costly, inefficient, and limiting for YOUR business?
5. How important is interoperability with OSS and ODF in your IT
6. How would you rate Microsoft in terms of level of interoperability of
its offering (e.g. very good, good, fair, bad, ugly) and in terms of ability
to collaborate with the different communities and solve customer
Now you can….
Managing Heterogeneous Enabling Applications Connecting People
Environments that Work Together and Information
Monitor both Windows and Connect, integrate existing Integrate data from line of
Unix or Linux environments applications into solutions business applications into
with single tool via SOA Office applications to analyze
Run SUSE Linux as an Integrate line-of-business data, create reports or
optimized guest on Microsoft data into Microsoft Office presentations
Windows Server 2008 SharePoint Server 2007 Share Office documents
Manage Hyper-V, VMware Leverage standards work to regardless of file format,
through single console integrate data across content including ODF, PDF
repositories Create solutions, so workers
authenticate, control access Access protocol, API can view Office documents
through Active documentation from browsers, on mobile
Directory, increasing Create bridge between Java devices
administrative efficiency and .NET components Synchronize Microsoft
Create trusted relationships Access Microsoft Exchange mail, contacts,
with other technologies using calendar information with
identity federation, single Java, other non-MS third party mail clients
sign-on capabilities languages
Write to Windows Azure
Platform from Java, Ruby
Microsoft's first-ever general session at the JavaOne
conference: Taking Interoperability to the Next Level
Sun will participate in the
Apache “Stonehenge” project
Project Stonehenge http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/StonehengeProposal
A set of example applications for Service Oriented Architecture that spans
languages and platforms and demonstrates best practise and interoperability.
Microsoft-Novell agreement – Nov 2006
The original agreement focused on four technical areas that would enable better
interoperability between Windows® and Linux® platforms:
• Heterogeneous systems management
• Directory and identity federation
• Document format compatibility
Since then, Microsoft and Novell have added cooperative agreements on Linux
management packs for Microsoft® System Center, Accessible Computing and Moonlight®, a
Linux implementation of the Microsoft® Silverlight™ browser plug-in.
20+ customers in UK, including HMRC, ITV, HSBC, Counties, etc...
Red Hat & Microsoft partner up!
Announce virtualisation agreement.
“In what came as a surprise to many Linux observers, Red Hat announced on the morning
of February 16th that it has signed reciprocal agreements with Microsoft to enable
increased interoperability for the companies' virtualization platforms.”
•Interoperability Council UK -
customers, partners, analysts, academics, government
and standard bodies.
•Interoperability Executive Customer Council WW (~30
CIOs from large WW customer organisations)
•Interoperability Vendor Alliance – Partner technical
forum and lab