Patent Number: 7,716,365

Title: Automatically targeting and filtering shared network resources

Abstract: Embodiments are provided to automatically target shared resources in a computer network which are pertinent to a query for information from a client and/or a server through the use of a shared resources portal. In one embodiment, a query is received in the shared resources portal from a requestor. The portal may then identify a target resource server to which to route the query by filtering the information provided by a number of shared resource servers in the network against information regarding an organizational role performed by the requester. The identified target resource server may be one which provides information pertinent to the organizational role performed by the requester. The query is then processed in the identified target resource server.

Inventors: Cahill; Jason M. (Woodinville, WA), Fanaru; Adrian (Sammamish, WA), Miron; Titus C. (Seattle, WA), Unnikrishman; Umesh (Sammamish, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018