Microsoft's Newest Version of Windows Services for UNIX

Latest Version of Microsoft's Award-Winning Windows UNIX Interoperability Product Offers Customers Enhanced Performance and New Functionality That Extends Investments In UNIX-Based Systems; SFU 3.5 Is Finalist in LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards

Microsoft Corp. today made the latest version of its UNIX interoperability product, Windows® Services for UNIX Version 3.5 (SFU 3.5), available to customers free via Web download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/sfu/. SFU 3.5 enables customers to maximize their investment in UNIX-based systems while integrating the price-performance leadership of a Windows-based platform. SFU 3.5 offers customers enhanced performance of cross-platform tools and services, better UNIX command-line administration capabilities, and the ability to extend UNIX-based applications in a Microsoft® .NET Web Services environment. In addition, SFU 3.5 was nominated as a finalist for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards in the Best System Integration Solution category.

"SFU 3.5 reflects Microsoft's continued commitment to provide the best interoperability solution to Windows customers," said Dennis Oldroyd, a director in the Windows Server (TM) group at Microsoft. "We're seeing great demand from customers, who want to add the value that Windows Server 2003 can provide to their cross-platform environments. Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 can help them better integrate the capabilities of Windows into their cross-platform environment."

"The vast majority of enterprise IT shops have both Windows and UNIX installed, and this will be the case for the foreseeable future," said Al Gillen, research director of system software at IDC. "Achieving effective interoperability is not only critical for leveraging these investments, it's essential for building flexible systems that can solve today's business problems."

Download: Windows® Services for UNIX Version 3.5 (SFU 3.5)

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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