US Patent No: 7,487,176

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Extending a directory schema independent of schema modification

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Systems and methods for extending a directory schema independent of schema modification are described. In one aspect, a directory schema data structure includes a flexible attribute data field. The flexible attribute data field identifies a complex data type. The complex data type is used to express one or more operational or data providing properties of a flexible attribute. The one or more operational or data providing properties are independent of the complex data type and independent of directory schema modification. The directory schema data structure also includes a flexible structural object content class to encapsulate the flexible attribute.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA28080

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Al-Hilali, Hilal Seattle , US 7 165
Benson, Max L Redmond , US 27 1141
Booth, James H Issaquah , US 14 287
Cameron, Kim Bellevue , US 72 1366
Fischer, Jonathan A Carnation , US 4 56
MacLeod, Stewart P Woodinville , US 23 500
Thompson,, IV Robert Dan Fort Worth , US 1 4
Wong, Felix Bellevue , US 6 46

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