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A device control model provides an integrated set of addressing, naming, discovery and description processes that enables automatic, dynamic and ad-hoc self-setup by devices to interoperate with other devices on a network. This permits a computing device when introduced into a network to automatically configure so as to connect and interact with other computing devices available on the network, without a user installation experience and without downloading driver software or persisting a configuration setup for connecting and interacting with such other computing devices. Upon completing interaction with such other devices, the computing device automatically releases the setup for such other devices so as to avoid persistent device configurations that might create a configuration maintenance and management burden.

Title
XML-based language description for controlled devices
Application Number
9/811236
Publication Number
7130895 (B2)
Application Date
March 16, 2001
Publication Date
October 31, 2006
Inventor
Peter S Ford
Carnation
WA, US
Holly N Knight
Woodinville
WA, US
Ting Cai
Redmond
WA, US
Paul J Leach
Seattle
WA, US
Ye Gu
Seattle
WA, US
Amar S Gandhi
Redmond
WA, US
William Michael Zintel
Kenmore
WA, US
Agent
Klarquist Sparkman
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
G06F 15/177
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