Microsoft Furthers Adoption of Directory Standards

REDMOND, Wash., June 14, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. continued its commitment to directory leadership and its support of industry standards with the submission this week of a Directory Service Markup Language (DSML) 2.0 proposal to the forum. Widely supported by leading industry vendors, DSML 1.0, of which Microsoft was a key contributor, offers a way to represent directory data using XML. DSML 2.0, which is yet to be ratified, will extend DSML to support common directory access operations such as queries and updates.

Microsoft’s unique approach is designed to enable all vendors of existing LDAP V3-compliant directory services to quickly develop a DSML 2.0 implementation. Microsoft expects that, with a widely supported and comprehensive way to access directory data using XML, directory services will become a powerful enabler of e-business solutions. Microsoft also expects that DSML 2.0 will enable directory access for a wider range of application developers than are enabled by current LDAP implementations. Further information on the DSML working group can be found at .

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