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Executive Summary


Over the years, IT environments have become more complex
and more heterogeneous due to diverse customer needs and
rapid

inno
vation in the IT industry.
Networks create additional

challenges as
different
hardware and software
platforms
use
different communications protocols and technologies
.

To address this issue, Microsoft delivers interoperability by
design.

Microsof
t’s approach to
interoperability

enables

integration
with competing technology implementations, increases
customer choice, and

provides advanced functionality
.

What is
Network

Integration?

It’s all about
getting
different hardware and technology
platforms
to work better together
.

Network

integration is:



Ensuring

interoperability
with the Windows
®

platform
through application programming interfaces (APIs),
compatibility testing

programs
, IP licensing, support for
industry standards, and innovative tools for
developers
.



Providing

broad
cross
-
platform support

for

.NET/Java
interoperability
,
Apple

Macintosh
,
Cisco networks, IBM
host systems,
Novell NetWare,
Linux
-
based

technologies,
and UNIX systems
.



Promoting

security and reliability
across the network
with

technology solutions such as internet security
protocol (IPsec), IPv4/IPv6 integration, Kerberos
authentication,
network access protection (NAP),

virtualization, and Web services integration.



Improving business
efficiencies
and reducing total cost
of ownership
with products
such as

Microsoft® Host
Integration Server,
Virtual Server,
Visual Studio®,
Windows Vista™, and Windows Server®
.


Microsoft Supports
Network

Integration

For customers who
manage
complex

IT

environments
,
Microsoft

delivers
network

integration four ways:



Products:
Providing innovative technologies such as
redesigned HTTP and TCP/IP stacks
,
and advanced Web
services support in Windows Vista and Windows Server
2008.



Community
:

Working

together with
customers, partners,
and competitors to develop
cross
-
platform

solutions that
address our

customers’ shared interoperability needs,
encourage

technology innovation, and promote
competition in the IT industry.



Access
:

Licensing technology assets to and from

other
companies and offering key Microsoft technologies
including
the
Virtual Hard Disk (
VHD) Image Format
Specification

and
38 Web services standards

under the
Open Specification Promise
.



Standards:

Supporting industry and technical
standards

for
network

protocols and actively participating with
leading
standards
-
setting organizations to promote
technology adoption
.

Microsoft Supports Standards



Microsoft products and technologies support hundreds of
technical

standards

and specifications

such as FTP, HTTP
,
IDN,
IP
v4, IPv6
,
iSCSI,
LU 6.2 protocol,
SOAP,
SMB,
SNA,
TCP,
UDP,
and VHD
.



Microsoft
is
actively engage
d

with
more than 100
national and international standards
-
setting
organizations
including ECMA, ETSI, OASIS, OMA, IEEE,
IETF, ISO/IEC JTC1, ITU, and
W3C.



Microsoft engineers have authored or co
-
authored
dozens of industry standards

and specifications

such as
Bluetooth,
IPsec,
PCI Express,
SOAP,
UPnP
-
X,
VC
-
1, WS
-
Discovery,
WS
-
Eventing,
and
WS
-
M
anagement
.



Microsoft is working with industry
to define a ne
w
generation of software and Web services based on
eXtensible Markup Language (
XML
)
.

Working with What You Have

Microsoft products and technologies enable network
integration for a wide variety of technology solutions.




Apple
networks
:
Services for Macintosh
enables

Windows

and Macintosh clients
to
share files and
printers and remotely connect to a Microsoft network.
The three components of Services for Macintosh are: File
Server for Macintosh, Print Server for Macintosh, and the
AppleTa
lk
p
rotocol
.



IBM
networks
:
Microsoft
Host Integration Server

enables
interoperability between IBM host
applications, data
sources, and
security systems and Windows

environments.



Novell
networks
:
Windows Server 2003 provide
s

a
variety of tools to access Novell networks including
NWLink and Client Service for NetWare.



UNIX
s
ystems
:
Windows Services for UNIX
(SFU)
and
S
ubsystem for UNIX
-
B
ased
A
pplications (SUA)
provide

a
full range of cross
-
platform services
and capabilities
for
integrating Windows into existing UNIX
-
based
environments
.

For More Information, Visit:



Microsoft Host Integration Server

http://www.microsoft.com/hiserver/default.mspx



Nov
ell
NetWare
Integration

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/librar
y/4a3bdb85
-
a78e
-
41bd
-
b4d1
-
6a4e734dc5711033.mspx



Services

for Macintosh

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/f/?en/lib
rary/078f7dcc
-
59ae
-
4a48
-
aa2a
-
89fa4505dfab1033.mspx



Subsystem for UNIX
-
B
ased Applications

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/librar
y/695ac415
-
d314
-
45df
-
b464
-
4c80ddc2b3bc1033.mspx



Windows Services for UNIX

http://www.microsoft.co
m/technet/interopmigration/un
ix/sfu/default.mspx

Network

Integration


In
teroperability
by Design




Network

Integration



www.microsoft.com/interop



Customer Use Cases

Microsoft Solution
s

Standards Supported in
Microsoft Products

For More Information, Visit
:

Develop hardware and
software products
that are
compatible with
the Windows
Vista operating system

The Windows Rally


device connectivity service

provides access to Microsoft technology, streamlined
licensing, and technical guidance for hardware manufacturers, software developers, and service providers who
want to use a common platform
to deliver

state
-
of
-
the
-
art connectivity products and services.

Device
manufacturers who take advantage of Windows Rally technologies can reduce development and support costs
while increasing
their ability to innovate

with devices that offer new user experiences in media networking,
Internet communications, and device
-
to
-
PC and device
-
to
-
device data exchange.

802.11, 802.3,
Devices Profile for
Web Services,
HTTP,
IPv4,

IPv6,
IPsec, LLTD protocol,
MTP,
NAT,
SOAP,
SSDP, TCP, UDP, UPnP,
UPnP
-
X,
USB,
WS
-
Discovery
,
WS
-
Eventing,
XML

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/

rally/default.mspx

Integrate Windows
environments with computers
running Novell NetWare

NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol (NWLink)

is the
Windows
-
based

impleme
ntation of
the IPX/SPX protocol and

is included with
the
Windows Server 2003 and
the
Windows XP
operating
systems.
NWLink supports connectivity between computers running Windows and computers running NetWare and
compatible systems.

IPX
, NetBIOS, SPX

1)
http://technet2.microsoft.com/

WindowsServer/en/library/4a3bdb85
-
a78e
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41bd
-
b4d1
-
6a4e734dc5711033.mspx

Build

third
-
party
drivers for the
Windows Vista operating
system

The Windows Driver Kit (WDK)
is a fully integrated driver development system for Windows operating
systems. It combines the Windows
Driver Development Kit (
DDK
)

and the Hardware Compatibility Test (HCT)
kits, and
it

provides tests that Microsoft uses to
assess

the stability and reliability of the Windows operating
system.


1)
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/

driver/WDK/AboutWDK.mspx

2)
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/

DevTools/default.mspx

Connect with IBM host
applications and data sources

Microsoft
Host
Integration Server 2006

offers a
new IP
-
DLC link service that provides
Systems Network
Architecture (
SNA
)

connectivity for applications that use dependent and independent sessions over a native IP
network. It implements the
High Performance
Routing/Internet Protocol (
HPR/IP
)
, which is also known as

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Windows Vista and Windows Server
2008

offer a completely
redesigned TCP/IP stack that supports IPv4 and
IPv6 network protocols.

The Windows Vista TCP/IP and HTTP stacks have been re
-
architected and re
-
implemented for improved performance, reliability, security, and extensibility. Support has been added or
gr
eatl
y improved for the IPv6, IPs
ec, IDN, and RSS protocols. Kernel
-
mode access greatly improves the
performance of the HTTP and
Windows Sockets protocols
.

DNS, HTTP,
IDN,
IPv4, IPv6,
IPsec,
RSS,
SSL, TCP, TLS

1)
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en
-
us/library/aa480172.aspx

Share files and manage block
level access to networked
storage devices

Microsoft
Windows Storage Server 2003 R2
includes support for protocols such as
server message block
(
SMB
)
,
network file system (
NFS
)
, AppleTalk, and
Net
W
are
, allowing data to be sh
ared among different
platforms
.

It
is fully compatible with server management tools such as Microsoft Systems Manage
ment Server,
Tivoli, and HP OpenView, as well as popular antivirus software
.

Windows Storage Server
can integrate

with
storage area networks (SANs), including being a gateway to multi
ple
-
vendor SANs
.

AppleTalk,
IP, iSCSI,
Kerberos
protocol,
NFS, RDP,
SMB,
SMI
-
S,
TCP, VHD, WS
-
Management

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows

serversystem/wss2003/productinformati
on/features/default.mspx


Deploy,
maintain, and monitor
secure network infrastructures

Network Access
Protection

(NAP)
,

a new
technology

for Windows Vista and Windows Server
2008
,

perform
s
co
mputer health policy validation,

helps
ensur
e

ongoing
compliance with health policies
,

and

can

optionally
restrict the access of computers that do not comply with system health requirements until their health state
can be corrected. Administrators can configure IPsec Enforcement, IEEE 802.1X Enforcement,
V
irtual
P
rivate
N
etwork
(VPN) Enforcement, D
ynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Enforcement, or all four, depending
on network needs.
NAP provides an infrastructure and an API set for extending NAP functionality.

802.1X
,
DHCP,DNS,
EAP,
IP,
IPsec,
MS
-
CHAP, PEAP,
TCP, UDP,
X.509

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/

network/nap/default.mspx

2)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/

network/na
p/napoverview.mspx

Integrate
heterogeneous
networks using NAP and Cisco
Network Access Control (NAC)

I
nteroperability between
Cisco NAC and Microsoft
NAP solutions
provides
the benefits of both NAC and NAP
while using and preserving investments in NAC
network and Microsoft NAP desktop and server infrastructure
s
.
Computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server
2008
will
have
the NAP Agent component as part of the
core operating system, which will be used for both Cisco NAC and Microsoft NAP.

To support

client operating
systems other than Windows, Microsoft will license elements of
the

NAP client technology to third
-
party
software developers.

802.1X , DHCP,DNS, EAP, IP,
IPsec, MS
-
CHAP, PEAP, TCP, UDP,
X.509

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/

press/2006/sep06/09
-
06SecStandardNACNAPPR.mspx

2)
http://download.microsoft.com/

download/d/0/8/d08df717
-
d752
-
4fa2
-
a77a
-
ab29f0b29266/NAC
-
NAP_Whitepaper.pdf

Provide
software
platform to
deliver broadcast media over
TCP/
IP networks anywhere in
the world

Microsoft TV

provides

software platforms that broadband providers around the world

can use

to deliver
broadcast
-
quality video along with new, integrated TV services over
two
-
way IP networks. With Microsoft TV
software, operators can
capitalize on

existing
and emerging communication infrastructures and systems to
create new TV experiences that win customers

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XML

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/tv/

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2)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

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Access Windows
-
based
applications from non
-
Windows environments

Terminal Services

is a component

of Windows Server 2003
that builds

on the solid foundation
of

the
Application Server mode in Windows 2000 Terminal Services and
that
includes the new client and protocol
capabilities in Windows XP. Terminal Services
delivers
Windows
-
based applications, or

the Windows desktop
itself, to virtually any computing device, including those that cannot run Windows.

DNS, FIPS, HTTP, IP, TCP, RDP

1)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows

server2003/technologies/terminalservice
s/default.mspx