Patent Number: 7,085,752

Title: Customization of metadata describing objects in a computing environment

Abstract: The present invention facilitates customization of metadata that describes objects in a software system without requiring modification of source code. A customization that describes a desired customization to metadata is received and the relevant metadata is identified. A delta value indicating the customization to the metadata is stored.

Inventors: Mortensen; Douglas R. (Columbus, OH), Mortensen; Richard W. (Hamilton, OH), Morel; Michael J. (Richfield, OH), Plaisted; Patrick E. (Rawson, OH)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018