Microsoft announced Thursday it will share interoperability information about its flagship products, will support industry standards, and wants to improve relations with open source communities, reports CRN.
It's one more step toward meeting requirements set by the European Commission in its antitrust case against the software maker.
The plan is expected to apply to Windows Vista (including the .NET Framework), Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007, as well as future versions of these products.
The Wall Street Journal notes the company has made at least four similar statements previously. It quotes a statement from the European Commission that it "would welcome any move towards genuine interoperability."
The EU began a new investigation of Microsoft in January.