Are too many different platforms making your network impossible to manage? Have no fear -- we're here to help! This quick guide has the latest news and expert advice on interoperability for Windows Server, Active Directory, SQL Server and open source applications. We'll be updating this page frequently, so be sure to come back often to see what's new. Also, don't forget to drop us a line and let us know what else you'd like to see included in this guide.
-- Brendan Cournoyer, Assistant Site Editor
|TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Users tackle question of Linux vs. Windows on the server
Which operating system is better on the server, Windows or Linux? We talked to some IT professionals to find out.
- Microsoft's free plug-in helps Unix and Windows interoperate
From file sharing to subsystem functions, Windows Services for Unix is a multitalented tool for managing a combination of Windows and Unix servers.
- Microsoft strikes alliance with popular J2EE server vendor
Microsoft and JBoss join forces to improve interoperability between Windows Server and the JBoss J2EE application server.
- Chapter of the Week: Secure Networking with Windows 2000 and Trust Services -- Chapter 4, 'Public Key Technology in Windows 2000'
This chapter discusses the Windows 2000 public key security architecture and provides basic information on the Windows 2000 PKI. It also focuses on interoperability issues and examines the various levels of interoperability between Windows 2000 PKI and a third-party PKI.
- A Window into interoperability
Expert Laura E. Hunter explains the need for interoperability in Active Directory for networks running on Windows and non-Windows platforms.
- With Active Directory, interoperability is a must
Many networks today do work within a non-Windows environment. Expert Laura E. Hunter says it is here where Active Directory integration and interoperability is vital.
- Making a third-party OS and Active Directory integration a snap
It's not easy being an Active Directory administrator who's trying to integrate non-Microsoft OSes into an Active Directory DNS. AD expert Laura E. Hunter offers some help.
- Integrating Linux and Active Directory isn't as daunting as you think
Administrators often must manage both Windows and Linux machines -- and figure out how to get the two to work well together. Expert Laura Hunter offers some advice on Active Directory and Linux interoperability.
- Quest shoots for cross-platform management dominance
It's hard to find good cross-platform tools these days, but after 35 company acquisitions, Quest Software thinks it has the interoperability answer.
- Enterprise data set to explode in 2006
Database trends to watch in 2006 include a growth in the sheer volume of data in enterprises, new efforts to integrate unstructured data and mixed platforms, plus more open source software in the enterprise.
- Why Linux isn't too fat & MS hurts customers
As people make the transition from Windows to the increasingly popular Linux operating system and open source applications, many questions arise.
- Linux Desktop 10 to offer better MS Office, OpenOffice integration
Novell's Linux desktop 10 beta, planned for the spring, will include improved file sharing, security and interoperability features, plus support for Visual Basic macros in Excel.
- Microsoft shows off open source 'cred' at LinuxWorld
What a difference a few years make! At LinuxWorld 2005, we saw a lot more ties, fewer tees, and a more sympathetic Microsoft.
- More open source info
Visit our sister site SearchOpenSource.com to learn more about open source applications.
- Free download expands features for SQL Server 2005
The November SQL Server 2005 feature pack from Microsoft provides interoperability and backward-compatibility tools.
- Microsoft unwraps its JDBC driver for SQL Server
Microsoft is polishing its interoperability story with the general release of a driver that links J2EE/Java applications on any platform to a SQL Server database.
- More SQL Server info
Get up to speed on SQL Server 2000 and 2005 at SearchSQLServer.com.
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