Microsoft Building Integration, Management into Longhorn

Microsoft's upcoming operating system codenamed "Longhorn" is expected to have integrated system services. Though it's no secret that Microsoft makes its operating system play nice with its software but what about compatibility with other software vendors. The folks over at eWeek have put together an article explaining about Microsoft's sever integration plans and complaints of software compatibility from other software users.

Microsoft Corp. is hard at work to make "Longhorn," the next iteration of its Windows Server product, do more for less by integrating various server software systems. To do it, the company plans to extend .Net's capabilities even further with common execution environments and complete .Net Common Language Runtime support, said Valerie Olague, a Windows Server System director, in an interview. In addition, when Longhorn ships (expected late next year or early in 2006), the new WinFX set of managed APIs that are designed to supersede Win32 will play a big role across all the server stacks, said Olague, in Redmond, Wash. "Customers will look for all server products to be essentially enabled for the new programming model around WinFX support," Olague said.

News source: eWeek

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