On June 4, Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, and Steven Martin, Senior Director, Developer Platform Product Management, have taken the stage at JavaOne, to give the first ever Microsoft keynote at this event. The keynote is designed to drive broad awareness of how Sun Microsystems and Microsoft are delivering interoperable application platforms that span on-premise and cloud computing, and enable the companies’ mutual customers to leverage their existing IT skills/investments in Microsoft and Sun technologies.
During the keynote, Dan’l and Steven will be joined by Sun Vice President Aisling MacRunnels, who will publically announce that Sun will participate in the Apache “Stonehenge” project, which was created by Microsoft, WS02, Red Hat and Progress Software last fall, to give customers better examples and more guidance on how to ensure the interoperability of applications across multiple vendor platforms. As part of this, Sun will also announce its commitment to contribute the Metro-based StockTrader application code to the Stonehenge project. In addition to helping Stonehenge deliver even more value to customers by providing best practice guidelines and reference implementations across an even broader range of scenarios and platforms (Java, .NET, PHP, etc.), this also represents another step forward in Microsoft’s ongoing work with Sun.
The Apache “Stonehenge” project has been led by Kamaljit Bath in Microsoft’s Interoperability Strategy Group and Kent Brown from Microsoft’s Developer Platform & Tools. Technical information on the project can be found at www.interoperabilitybridges.com.