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Trouble getting your UNIX and Windows to jive? Hummingbird is here to help. The ECM bigwigs at Open Text just announced the availability of Hummingbird Connectivity Suite. Part of its Hummingbird grab last year, the Suite is now Windows Vista certified. Open Text and Microsoft worked hand-in-hand to obtain the coveted Vista certification for Hummingbird Connectivity 2008, slated for release in early '07. Each Vista-certified product in the Hummingbird family was tested by VeriTest, Microsoft's official certification lab, before obtaining approval for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. These include Exceed and Exceed PowerSuite, HostExplorer, NFS Maestro Solo, Client and Enterprise; and Connectivity Secure Shell and SecureTerm. Dave Wascha, director of Windows Client partner marketing, expresses Microsoft's pleasure. "By certifying its applications, Hummingbird Connectivity is letting its customers know that its products have met explicit standards of reliability and quality, and have been tested and proven to deliver a superior experience with a PC running Windows Vista." Hummingbird Connectivity, now a key member of the Windows Vista Early Adopter Program, connects users to apps and data with a suite of features-ridden technologies. The challenges of integrating heterogeneous legacy infrastructures like UNIX or Mainframe to Windows desktops can be met with ease and little expense for those familiar with the Hummingbird line of products. Meanwhile, Open Text itself is high as a ... well, bird, on its demonstrated first mover advantage. General Manager Eugene Cherny of Hummingbird Connectivity notes that the company is "pleased to be the first PC X Server on the market to be certified for Windows Vista with the Certified for Windows Vista logo. Our products continue to be on the forefront of new technologies to ensure we provide our customers with a competitive edge of a complete and cost-effective Connectivity suite." Nice to see another match made in ECM heaven. Learn more about the Connectivity suite at the Hummingbird Connectivity website.