Many medium and larger sized businesses are not Windows only environments. For these businesses, being able to manage and communicate with other operating systems is important. With this in mind, News Factor writes Microsoft has become a minority investor in Vintela, a Utah-based maker of software that allows the Windows operating system to communicate with other software types, such as Unix, Linux or Mac OS.
Along with the investment, the two companies signed a number of agreements covering product support and licensing.
The pairing of the companies shows that Microsoft is in a customer-service mode. Many Windows ServerRelevant Products/Services from Microsoft users have heterogeneous environments and demand the ability to make their systems work seamlessly.