Microsoft, NetIQ Sign Licensing Agreement

During last week's Intel Exchange conference in San Francisco, Microsoft Corp. and NetIQ Corp. announced a technology licensing agreement and partnership in operations management.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will license the NetIQ Operations Manager technology for managing the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system and Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers. The companies will also collaborate on the development and marketing of additional management solutions for servers, clients, applications, and devices.

In addition, Microsoft will designate NetIQ as its premier ISV for solutions built on Microsoft’s operations management product. These solutions will include management of non-Microsoft environments, management of Windows NT 4.0-based environments, and advanced security and network performance management