Microsoft Invests in Linux Management Vendor
Microsoft has made a minority investment in Linux management firm Vintela, sources say. Microsoft Watch, which broke the story, reports that the two companies are working together Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to add interoperability with Unix platforms. ADFS, code-named "TrustBridge," will arrive with Windows Server R2 in late 2005. Vintela is also developing a plug-in to Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, which the company unveiled today at IT Forum 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark.