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Patrick James Helland, Rodney Limprecht, Mohsen Al Ghosein, David R Reed, William D Devlin: Declarative and programmatic access control of component-based server applications using roles. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, January 11, 2000: US06014666 (217 worldwide citation)

A programming model for component-based server applications provides declarative and programmatic access control at development without knowledge of the security configuration at deployment. The developer defines the server application access control by defining logical classes of users, called role ...


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Shaiwal Singh, William D Devlin, John Eric Gilbert, Dave Tamasi: Method and apparatus enabling migration of clients to a specific version of a server-hosted application, where multiple software versions of the server-hosted application are installed on a network. Microsoft Corporation, Ronald M Anderson, December 26, 2006: US07155462 (60 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus enabling migration of clients to a specific version of a server-hosted application, where multiple software versions of the server-hosted application are installed on the network, such that clients using the application experience minimal downtime related to upgrades and revis ...


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Philippe Choquier, Quentin J Clark, William D Devlin, Lara N Dillingham, Cameron J A Ferroni, Justin Grant, Rodney T Limprecht, John F Ludeman, Alexander E Mallet, Boyd C Multerer, Martin J Sleeman, Michael W Thomas: System and method providing virtual applications architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, November 1, 2005: US06961681 (35 worldwide citation)

A virtual applications architecture is provided according to the present invention. The architecture includes a topology manager for managing applications across a plurality of members, and a virtual applications manager for defining a plurality of resources comprising the applications. The topology ...


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Robert M Craig, William D Devlin: Catalog management system architecture having data table objects and logic table objects. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, July 16, 2002: US06421682 (32 worldwide citation)

An abstraction layer in a catalog management system for accessing system configuration information. The catalog management system presents the configuration information that is stored in a datastore to a computer process by storing the information in cache memory so that the datastore is encapsulate ...


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Wenjun Qiu, Jason L Zander, Markus Horstmann, William D Devlin: Transactional configuration store and runtime versus administration isolation with version snapshots and aging. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, April 23, 2002: US06377960 (27 worldwide citation)

An improved registration datastore comprises a datastore containing the database coupled to a data table object structure to present the data to a registration system in the form of an abstract table of data. The use of a data table structure between the registration system and the datastore provide ...


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Robert M Craig, William D Devlin: Data table object interface for datastore. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, July 22, 2003: US06598037 (19 worldwide citation)

A data table object module which is a component based object that provides configuration information to a caller in response to a request for information. The present invention also relates to an implementation that exposes a standard interface for callers desiring to access the data as part of an o ...


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George P Moromisato, Noah B Edelstein, Abhay V Parasnis, Anthony D Andrews, Raymond E Ozzie, William D Devlin, Akash J Sagar: Mesh-managing data across a distributed set of devices. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, January 29, 2013: US08364759 (13 worldwide citation)

Data files, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be accessed at a device that collaborates in a mesh. The mesh may include any number or type of devices that collaborate in a network. Data, applications and/or corresponding user interfaces may be stored within a core object that may ...


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Robert M Craig, William D Devlin: Catalog management system architecture having data table objects and logic table objects. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, July 12, 2005: US06917933 (10 worldwide citation)

An abstraction layer in a catalog management system for accessing system configuration information. The catalog management system presents the configuration information that is stored in a datastore to a computer process by storing the information in cache memory so that the datastore is encapsulate ...


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Philippe Choquier, Quentin J Clark, William D Devlin, Lara N Dillingham, Cameron J A Ferroni, Justin Grant, Rodney T Limprecht, John F Ludeman, Alexander E Mallet, Boyd C Multerer, Martin J Sleeman, Michael W Thomas: System and method providing virtual applications architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, February 2, 2010: US07657580 (3 worldwide citation)

A virtual applications architecture is provided according to the present invention. The architecture includes a topology manager for managing applications across a plurality of members, and a virtual applications manager for defining a plurality of resources comprising the applications. The topology ...


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Raymond E Ozzie, George P Moromisato, Abhay V Parasnis, Noah B Edelstein, William D Devlin, Anthony D Andrews: Gathering and using awareness information. Microsoft Corporation, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, February 10, 2015: US08954507 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and user interfaces for gathering and using awareness information with common awareness functionality accessible to multiple applications are disclosed. Such systems, methods, and user interfaces may aggregate awareness information from multiple sources and provide awareness data a ...