If you haven't heard about this already, you owe it to yourself to check this out.

 The most exciting part of the announcement (imho):

  • Web Services for managing physical and virtual servers: Microsoft and Novell will undertake work to make it easier for customers to manage mixed Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise environments and to make it easier for customers to federate Microsoft Active Directory with Novell eDirectory

and:

  • Microsoft will work with Novell and others on several open source software projects, including projects focused on Office File Formats and Web Services Management.

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