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.
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