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that makes them virtually indistinguishable from native applications. The JFace toolkit provides a set of components and helper utilities that simplify many of the common tasks in developing SWT user interfaces. When an end user selects a rich client application from the Workbench, it is launched in the appropriate perspective. Platform Management services The Platform Management service provides an enterprise with the following management capabilities: Device configuration: Setting device parameters for hardware or software. Inventory collection: Collecting hardware and software information about the device. Software distribution: Distributing, installing, and removing software or data files for the device. Initial provisioning: Providing initial access for devices to the Device Manager server and restoring the Device Manager configuration information. There are two key WED client Platform Management services: Update Manager: The Update Manager enables end-users to directly install applications and components from standard Eclipse Update Sites onto the Workbench. Enterprise Management Agent: The Enterprise Management Agent works cooperatively with the Device Management server provided by the WebSphere Everyplace Deployment server to perform management operations. The agent and server use the SyncML/DM protocol defined by the Open Mobile Alliance to communicate management requests. An administrator can schedule management jobs for devices that include software installation, update, and configuration. When installing and updating software components, the management system determines which components are already on the device and then installs only the missing components. From a WED server perspective, WebSphere Everyplace Device Manager (WEDM) is composed of four major components: Device Manager server (DMS): Manages and executes device management jobs in various ways in response to triggers. These triggers could include a device connecting to the server, a call to an API, or an administrator action. Device plug-ins: Provide the logic that handles device identification, communications, job processing, and other high-level management tasks. Appendix A. IBM software product descriptions 447