Earlier this year, we saw Microsoft
and Sun Microsystems
settle their legal disputes, and stop the bickering. Now, it looks like the two infrastructure giants will spend the holidays together, with some interesting ramifications
for Web services and SOA. The two will be making announcements later this month and into January about .NET and Java interoperability, Web services, and directory services integration. Sources say look for some interesting developments on the Web services directory integration front.