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18Nov/091

Microsoft’s Next Generation Active Directory

Infoworld.com is reporting that Microsoft has announced a new technology that they're calling "Next Generation Active Directory".  It's a "clip-on" -- whatever that means -- that allows directory data to be stored in a SQL database and allows developers to query that data for complex relationships that would normally be difficult, if not impossible, to pull from AD (more accurately, via LDAP queries). 

I'd have to read some more about the new software, and how they're proposing to update the underlying directory data through this "clip-on".  But part of the advantage of LDAP-based directories is that they're *not* relational databases...  It will be interesting to see how Microsoft plans to marry these two technologies and what the real benefit  is for end-users and developers.

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  1. There won’t be any real benefits… going relational from a non-relational data model… It’s Oracle OID all over again. Ugh – LDAP is what it is – get over it and move along people!


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