1 Introduction

This document provides an overview of Windows interoperability technologies and the protocols required for their implementation. It is intended for use with the technology overview documents for many of the commonly used technologies. Those documents are listed in section 1.3.

This document can also be used in conjunction with the Windows Protocols Documentation Roadmap [MS-DOCO], which describes the protocol documentation set, the types of protocol documents provided by Microsoft, and how to find the documents online. Detailed technical specifications for protocols, including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols, are provided in individual technical documents referenced here and in the overview documents. These protocols are used by the versions of Windows listed in section 11. A list of technology areas and their corresponding protocol specifications is available in [MS-DOCO] section 4.2.