Open-source advocate JBoss is working with Microsoft to enhance interoperability between its open JBoss Enterprise Middleware System and Microsoft’s Windows Server.
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JBoss wants to improve its users’ experience in a shared Windows environment and Microsoft wants to increase the number of Windows users as a result.
The two companies said they would concentrate on four areas of interoperability between the two platforms: Microsoft’s Active Directory and SQL Server, web services and management.
Federated identity management using the two firms’ solutions is expected to be one of the first benefits to users from the initiative.
Federated ID management allows access to different web services and applications with a single sign-on.