The Desktop Management Taskforce (DTMF) plans to release version 2.0 of its Common Information Model (CIM) for systems management by the end of the year.
While version 1.0 of the specification provided the skeleton concepts of how to build a CIM schema, version 2.0 will put flesh on the bones and outline the standard portions of what users should expect different infrastructure elements such as operating systems to look like.
Microsoft claims that Windows 98 and Windows NT 5.0 will support version 2.0 of when they ship as will the next version of Systems Management Server, which is due to ship by the end of the year.
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