This volume explains how administrators can use Linux within the Microsoft environment and take full advantage of the flexibility of Linux development tools. The book compares and contrasts these two operating systems so that readers are equipped with information for future decisions. It guides the reader through the process of managing a Linux and Microsoft Windows NT/95/98 integration project. There are explanations of how Linux can be implemented and adjusted to support access to Microsoft environments. The authors also offer integration and migration project templates that readers can use to assist them during their own projects.