05857190 is referenced by 214 patents and cites 6 patents.

An event logging system is provided for an interactive entertainment network system having a headend or content provider interconnected via a distribution network to multiple user interface units. Each user interface unit has an event evaluator to determine whether an event is a loggable event. The user interface unit can be dynamically reconfigured to choose different groupings of events for logging. Loggable events are reported to an event log manager at the headend over the distribution network. The event logging system is designed so that the user interface unit does not need to know the exact location of the event log manager at the headend. The event log manager selects an appropriate database to store event information pertaining to the reported event. The database selection is based upon the kind of event being logged. The database might be local at the headend or remote therefrom. The event logging system is also designed to permit the operator to reconfigure where the events are actually logged to promote flexibility in resource allocation.

Title
Event logging system and method for logging events in a network system
Application Number
8/675463
Publication Number
5857190
Application Date
June 27, 1996
Publication Date
January 5, 1999
Inventor
Matt Brown
Los Angeles
CA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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