Directory Service Markup Language combines directory services technology (LDAP) with XML syntax to provide an easy way to share and use personalized data across company and technology boundaries.
DSML Services for Windows (DSfW) extends the power of the Active Directory® service. Because DSML Services for Windows uses open standards such as HTTP, XML, and SOAP, a greater level of interoperability is possible. For example, in addition to the already standard Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), many devices and other platforms have other alternatives to communicate with Active Directory. This provides a number of key benefits for IT administrators and independent software vendors (ISVs), who can now have even more open-standard choices to access Active Directory.