On Monday Microsoft and XenSource announced cooperation on the development of technology to provide interoperability between Xen-enabled Linux and the upcoming hypervisor-based virtualization technology in Windows Server “Longhorn.”

Additionally, Microsoft and XenSource will work collaboratively to deliver closely integrated solutions on top of Microsoft’s virtualization offerings, enabling customers with heterogeneous environments a more complete experience. 

To achieve this, the companies will begin working together on a technical collaboration project to help their mutual customers take further advantage of the increased reliability and simplified administration available on the Windows platform.