So January is interop month at Microsoft:
HIS 2005 are doing a number of webcasts as part of that:
TechNet Webcast: HIS Bi-directional Transaction and Data Inter-op Between Windows and IBM Mainframe Systems (Level 200)
Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Stan Murawski, Technical Mainframe Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast demonstrates the peer level inter-operation capabilities provided by Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) 2004, where a program on either system can use the other as a database or transaction server. Programs running on either side can call programs on the other, within the context of a transaction. Either system can be a database server to the other. Join this webcast to find out all about it.
TechNet Webcast: Security Integration between Windows and IBM Mainframes (Level 200)
Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Stan Murawski, Technical Mainframe Evangelist, Microsoft
This webcast introduces the mainframe professional to security on the Windows Server System. Join this webcast to learn how to integrate security including end-user single sign-on between Windows and IBM OS/390 and zSeries Operating Systems.