AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON NETWORK CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT - This application from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of... creating a policy script and ensuring the policy is enforced! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
Broad language, current independent claim listed in Distributed Configuration Management Using Constitutional Documents:
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating June 26, 2008
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: CLOSED
- Publication Number: US 20090327301 A1
One or more computer storage memory having stored thereon a data structure, comprising:
at least one schematic language statement comprising a statement of schema;
at least one data transformation statement of a transformation language, the at least one data transformation statement comprising a data transformation declaration comprising one or mathematic functions whose processing results in generation of a data instance conforming to the schema;
at least one rule statement of a rule language, the at least one rule statement comprising a data rule with regard to validity of data in the data instance conforming to the schema; and the data structure structured so as to be validated, without reference to an external source, as being correct with respect to executing the data transformation statement and the at least one rule statement of the data structure to perform a management task
wherein the data structure comprises a single document which can be commonly serialized, and each of the schematic language, the transformation language and the rule language has an ability to process the others of the language.
NOTE according to Public Pair this patent received a Final Rejection on 3/13/2013. However, Microsoft has filed a Request for Continued Examination and revised the claims. The claim listed above is as currently revised by Microsoft.
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