Unifying the Discovery Process

[Function Discovery is available for use in the following versions of Windows: Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions.]

One of the most powerful features of Function Discovery is the unification of discovery across the following aspects:

  • Hardware (directly connected or across the network)
  • Legacy discovery systems
  • Functionality

The Function Discovery API performs two main functions:

  • Queries for one or more function instances. Providers return information that is used to respond to the client queries.
  • Sends notifications to clients.

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