JBoss & Microsoft Outline Interoperability Goals

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 29, 2005

JBoss Inc. and Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to explore enhanced interoperability between JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS) and Microsoft Windows Server products, deepening JBoss support for the Windows Server operating system.

While the two companies will continue to compete for software developers with their respective Java and Microsoft .NET offerings, the companies are exploring opportunities to improve interoperability and ensure an optimized experience for customers using JBoss on the Windows Server platform.

The technology engagement between the two companies is expected to include technical assistance and architectural guidance on the following features: Microsoft Active Directory (integrated sign on and federated identity), Web services (interoperability using WS Web services architecture) and a management pack for Microsoft Operations Manager. Additionally, optimized performance for users of Hibernate, JBoss’ object/relational mapping technology, and Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0

“With nearly half our customer base deploying JEMS on Windows Server, either solely or in conjunction with other platforms, it makes sense for us to provide the best experience possible for our mutual customers,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at JBoss.