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Provisional administrator privileges
A system grants "provisional privileges" to a user request for the purpose of provisionally performing a requested transaction. If the provisionally-performed...
Resource state transition based access control system
Enforcing access control based on resource state. A method includes receiving a request for an operation on one or more objects stored on computer readable...
Security architecture for peer-to-peer storage system
An exemplary method includes receiving a request to register a peer in a peer-to-peer system; generating or selecting a transaction key for the peer; storing...
Efficient data structures for multi-dimensional security
Efficient data structures are generated to enforce permissions on a multi-dimensional representation in a performance management application. A model site is...
Expert system analysis and graphical display of privilege elevation
pathways in a computing environment
A data collection application is executed on a target system. Various data indicative of privilege elevation pathways is collected, including user account data,...
Self-describing authorization policy for accessing cloud-based resources
A ticketing system adapted for use with a cloud-based services platform is provided by a ticket-based authorization model in which the authorization...
Service function redirection for avoiding function evaluation blockages
Threads operating in a computing environment often invoke service functions, such as methods of a programming library. Such invocations may sometimes cause a...
Remote auto provisioning and publication of applications
Techniques for auto provisioning and publication of applications are described. The auto provisioning process enables automatic installation of applications...
Configuration and change management system with restore points
A configuration and change management system may have installation and configuration processes that include a discovery mechanism for discovering incomplete...
Network service for a software change catalog
A catalog for maintaining a store of public and private limited distribution release software changes in a single location. A method for distributing limited...
Object model for transactional memory
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing an object model for transactional memory. The object model for transactional memory allows...
Data flow analysis of transactional processes
A XLANG/s compilation method is provided that uses data flow analysis of a program's flow graph to determine lifetimes of a data object. A flowgraph is created...
Event set recording
Recording of functional steps resulting from actions in an application is desirable for performing functional testing or user interface automation of an...
Simulating stepping through interpreted code
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for simulating stepping through interpreted code. Embodiments of the present...
Test framework for automating multi-step and multi-machine electronic
calendaring application test cases
A test framework for automating multi-user, multi-step and/or multi-machine test cases for electronic calendaring application objects is provided. Test cases...
Ejection failure mechanism
A system and method for an ejection failure mechanism is provided. The system receives a request to eject an ejectable resource, and, provides information...
.Net ribbon model for a ribbon user interface
An object model is provided that allows .NET developers to customize the Office Ribbon user interface according to a .NET Ribbon model rather than the Ribbon...
Controlling application windows in an operating system
Systems and methods are provided for controlling the appearance of application windows on a computer display screen. A user identifies either an application...
Shared online experience history capture and provision system and method
A novel technique automatically stores synchronized group history related to an online group interaction and enables individual group members to later view and...
Flexible visualization for services
Techniques are described for generating a user interface for visualizing a cloud service based on status and performance data of the cloud service obtained from...
Configuration of user interfaces
Configuration of user interfaces is described. In an implementation, a method includes receiving a query from a device. The query is for a user interface (UI)...
Self-revelation aids for interfaces
Systems and/or methods are provided that facilitates revealing assistance information associated with a user interface. An interface can obtain input...
Template-based multimedia authoring and sharing
Systems and methods for template-based multimedia authoring and sharing are described. In one aspect, media content is selectively applied to a content...
System and method for enabling simultaneous multi-user electronic document
A document management system and method are provided to support simultaneous multi-user editing of a single document. The system and method do not require the...
Hang recovery in software applications
Various embodiments provide a guard mechanism that is configured to prevent transmission of synchronous function calls to hung application components. In at...
Configurable connector for system-level communication
A host device comprises a controller and a connector. The host connector comprises fixed-function and multi-function pins. A first group of host connector pins...
Multigame multiplayer party session
A computing device for executing multiplayer game software applications playable with one or more remote peers, the computing device may include a multigame...
Interfacing distinct services for providing web based document
According to some embodiments, a callback interface for web accessible services is provided. A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or similar address is issued by a...
Linear programming formulation of resources in a data center
An exemplary method for performing work in a data center includes receiving a request for resources in a data center, solving a linear programming formulation...
Dynamic implicit localization of web content
A web page generator dynamically and implicitly generates localized web content. A web developer can mark the content of a page (including controls and literal...
Honoring user preferences in email systems
In a distributed email system, user preferences respected more effectively by presenting messages marked for deletion to secondary messaging servers having...
Extensible and programmable multi-tenant service architecture
An extensible, multi-tenant software-as-a-service business application platform is provided for hosting multiple organizations. Organization services are...
Cached and server views with automatic caching and smooth scrolling
On a client computer, customer relationship management software is integrated into a messaging application that includes a user interface. Customer relationship...
Simplifying application access to schematized contact data
The present invention is directed to utilizing contact data controls to simplify access to schematized contact data. Contact data controls abstract the...
Distributed storage for collaboration servers
Distributed storage of collaboration data is managed over internal and external data stores in a collaboration service environment based on categorization of...
Query-based tree formation
The structuring of data items in a hierarchical structure. A user interface permits a user to define, for each generation of a hierarchical tree, the child...
Data object linking and browsing tool
Linking data objects, such as video objects, image objects, and audio objects, and displaying data associated with the data objects based upon the strength of...
Optimizing ranking of documents using continuous conditional random fields
The present invention provides an improved method for ranking documents using a ranking model. One embodiment employs Continuous Conditional Random Fields (CRF)...
Finding related entity results for search queries
Architecture for finding related entities for web search queries. An extraction component takes a document as input and outputs all the mentions (or...
Relevance improvements for implicit local queries
Computer systems, methods, and media improving the relevance of the search results presented to a user for queries having an implicit local intent are provided....
Partitioned query execution in event processing systems
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for partitioned query execution in event processing systems. A particular method includes receiving...
Systems, methods, and user interfaces for storing, searching, navigating,
and retrieving electronic information
Computer system navigation tools provide "links" to various different files, lists, folders, and/or other storage elements and allow users to organize files,...
Query authoring by modifying a view of the results of the query
Technologies and concepts are described herein for authoring a database query through the modification of a view of the data to be returned by the query. A user...
Online service for program lookup
An integrated program lookup browser provides an integrated system with an online program lookup web service that assists the user in finding these unrecognized...
Domain-aware snippets for search results
Techniques are disclosed for providing a domain-aware snippet for a search result. With such techniques, a domain classification component is provided for...
Batch data synchronization with foreign key constraints
Data in tables with foreign key relationship is synchronized in batches employing a two-pass process during playback based on whether the foreign key constraint...
Visitor-assisted user profile creation
A visitor to a profile page is invited to modify a user profile associated with the profile page. If the visitor elects to provide a suggested modification to...
Combining predictive models of forgetting, relevance, and cost of
interruption to guide automated reminding
The claimed matter provides systems and/or techniques that develop or use predictive models of human forgetting to effectuate automated reminding. The system...
Linking service level expectations to performing entities
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for linking service level expectations to performing entities. Embodiments of...
Modeling a plurality of contests at a crowdsourcing node
Crowdsourcing is described, for example, where solutions to tasks such as designing a logo, writing a piece of code or answering a question are solicited by...