Patent Number: 8,219,526

Title: Synchronizing file partitions utilizing a server storage model

Abstract: Embodiments are provided for synchronizing file partitions utilizing a server storage model in a client-server computer network. Edits to content of an electronic document may be received at a client computer. The content may be included in a first partition of a file stored on a server computer. The first partition may include a first stream which includes the electronic document content. The file may include multiple partitions with each partition including one or more streams. The client computer may generate metadata in a second partition of the file. The metadata may be associated with the edits to the electronic document content in the first partition. The second partition may then be individually synchronized with the server computer to store the metadata. The first partition may then be individually synchronized with the server computer to store the edits made to the electronic document content.

Inventors: Clarke; Simon Peter (Seattle, WA), Bose; Miko Arnab S. (Seattle, WA), Sun; Xuelei (Sammamish, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00