Overview:Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center is dedicated to technical collaborative work between Microsoft customers, partners, and open-source communities to improve interoperability between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. The center is run by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. working with many teams at Microsoft as well the community at large to build technical bridges, labs, and solutions to improve interoperability in mixed IT environments. The center’s online presence offers a live directory of these technical and freely downloadable interoperability Bridges with related content such as demos, technical articles, best practices from the projects leads, and technical guidance. Individuals can also find Labs, which contain technical guidance explaining how to best achieve interoperability in specific product scenarios. The vast majority of the projects are run as open-source projects with third-party and community members, so that their customers, partners, and communities can use them in many open and broad reaching scenarios.