It's official. Is this maybe the beginning of a change of tactics for Microsoft? Between this, SFU 3.5 which was released over a year ago and the recent peeks into Microsoft's Linux labs, we might be watching Redmond switching strategies. If you can't beat them, join them, I suppose. This hurdle was definitely not a significant technical achievement, but politically, it's much more interesting.
What's next? Opening the SMB protocol? True XML support in Office? "Rivers and seas boiling" says Dr. Peter Venkman, "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria!"