Page 2

By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2003-04-25 Print this article Print

Microsoft also delivered POSIX compliance out-of-the-box and allowed customers to run their applications on a native Unix subsystem alongside the Win32 subsystem without a performance penalty. "Unix is a reality. Id like it to be less of a reality, but it is. In order for me to be successful and continue to be successful, I have to take Unix as a given. Weve done some work on our Services for Unix product as well as the work and support weve done for LDAP and SAMIL in the Directory and the work we are doing and will do on XML by going after the holy grail of data interoperability," he said.
There is still a lot of work to be done around XML, whether as on the UDDI server or how XML is processed and data exposed as XML. "We have a foundation in place, and we will keep building on that," Veghte said.
Microsofts value proposition to customers is going to be innovation and integration coupled with interoperability. Veghte said he wanted to have a dialogue with customers about how to collaborate and enable wireless in their environment and then factor this against the existing infrastructure investments theyve made to date. Latest Microsoft News:
Search for more stories by Peter Galli.
For more on Windows Server 2003, see our special section.

Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

For numerous examples of his writing you can search under his name at the eWEEK Website at


Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel