Novell will display its newly cosy relationship with Microsoft this week when it demonstrates Novell Directory Services (NDS) for Windows NT and other products at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in the US.
Novell also will demonstrate enhancing domains with NDS for NT, managing Windows desktops with Novell Z.E.N.works, and integrating thin clients into networks using Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix, and NDS, Novell officials said.
Microsoft's main thrust will be interoperability and the NT 5.0-COM+ marriage. The company also will release Microsoft Agent 2.0, which provides software services for developers to create interactive animated characters in applications or Web pages using any language.
In addition, Microsoft will announce plans to license the FalconMQ Bridge from Level 8 Systems to spur integration between Microsoft Message Queue Server and IBM's MQSeries. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will include Level 8 FalconMQ Bridge Server with Windows NT Server.
The middleware functionality of message queuing has soared in importance recently as vendors and developers use it to guarantee delivery of objects in asynchronous environments and between disparate systems and platforms.