Windows Rally

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Windows Rally

A family of technologies from Microsoft for configuring and managing wired and wireless networks and discovering and employing services on the networks.

Windows Connect Now (WCN)
WCN is Microsoft's counterpart to Wi-Fi Protected Setup, which enables secure configuration settings to be transferred to new devices. See Windows Connect Now.

Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD)
Starting with Vista, Microsoft's LLTD protocol is used to generate a graphical map of the network. In order for XP computers to show up, an "LLTD responder" must be installed in each XP machine.

Plug and Play Extensions (PnP-X)
Starting with Vista, PnP-X enables the discovery of devices on the network in order to install their drivers. For example, after connecting to the network, users can discover a printer, install its driver and print from their laptops.

Device Profile for Web Services (DPWS)
DPWS is a subset of Web services protocols for describing, discovering, subscribing to and sending secure messages to Web services. See Web services and Web services protocols.
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Sharp will actively develop new products such as digital MFPs that support the Windows Rally Program to make connectivity of office products with Windows higher and to provide simpler, more useful products.
D-Link was an early adopter of Windows Rally technology for our networking products in the consumer and SOHO market.
We intend to roll out network storage devices supporting the Windows Rally program and improve connectivity between data storage and Windows.
The Microsoft Windows Rally platform provides a seamless method for network-connected PCs to effortlessly setup and connect Monsoon's HAVA devices to the Internet or to other computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Windows Rally is the latest Microsoft technology based on the Windows Vista Operating System (OS) that supports connectivity between PCs and all types of digital peripheral devices.
Ubicom's High Definition Media Bridge platform enables a great end-to-end experience far beyond what traditional networking products are capable of," said Glenn Ward, group partner manager for Windows Rally at Microsoft.