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1. (WO2010120574) THIN CLIENT SESSION MANAGEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/120574    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/029718
Publication Date: Fri Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 02 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: H04W 76/02
H04W 64/00
Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Inventors: SCOTT, James W.
SCANNELL, Adin
WEST, Darren
HODGES, Stephen E.
Title: THIN CLIENT SESSION MANAGEMENT
Abstract:
Thin client session management is described. In embodiments, a thin client device senses a usage context for the thin client device, and a process analyses the usage context to automatically select a session for the thin client device to connect to. Embodiments describe how the sensed usage context can indicate a location of the thin client device, movement of the thin client device, swapping of thin client devices or an identity of a user of the thin client device. Embodiments also describe how the thin client can be automatically authorized to access a selected session, based on the usage context. In other embodiments, a thin client device comprises a sensing device that can indicate a usage context for the thin client. Embodiments describe how the sensing device can determine that the thin client device is located in a docking station, and identify the docking station.