Archive for April, 2010

TEC 2010 is almost over

It is 4th day of TEC 2010 Conference.

I encourage all of my readers (all three of you) to come over and listen to my "Coding for FIM 2010" session, which will be happening at 1:30PM today.

I’ll be talking about "do"s and "don’t"s of FIM coding after a year and half of working in Microsoft IT on implementing custom FIM activities. Hopefully my "lesson" learned session will help you with your future endeavors



FIM 2010 Activity on CodePlex

In anticipation of my presentation on TEC 2010 in Los Angeles on Monday, April 26, I would like to announce release of FIM 2010 custom activity that I’ve called: ‘FTE Owner Requirement’. The activity itself provides administrator with an ability to prevent creation of group objects that are solely belonging to non-FTE users. The idea behind this is to limit potential number of "orphan groups" (groups with no owner), which could happen with non-FTEs more often than with FTEs due to the more transient nature of their employment in a given organization.

I have designed and wrote this activity for Microsoft IT (internal Microsoft consumption), however in the light of promoting extracurricular custom developments on FIM platform we have decided to publish it as an open-source CodePlex project.

Regardless of the fact that this activity is fully functional and ready to be deployed the primer goal of the activity is to illustrate to novice FIM programmers on how to begin coding for FIM. All source code as well as documentation is provided on CodePlex:

You don’t have to be FIM programmer at all to use it. If you are a System Administrator that wants to implement a policy that will prevent non-FTE users to create group without an FTE co-owner you can simply download an MSI with Installation guide and configure your FIM instance.

TEC 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

This Sunday I will be going to Los Angeles, California to present on TEC 2010. Join me on Monday, April 26, 2010 for "Designing your First FIM 2010 Solution" session where I’ll be sharing my experiences in Microsoft IT as PM and consultant while implementing FIM 2010 internally in Microsoft corporation.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 I’ll be presenting "Coding for FIM" session where I’ll be talking about programming gotchas that I’ve encountered in my Tech-Lead role in Microsoft IT. During last year and half I was leading an effort in Microsoft’s IT on all customizations to the internal FIM instance. I will be unveiling one of the Custom Activities I’ve wrote for Microsoft (FTE Owner Requirement) that you’ll be able to download on CodePlex for re-use in your environment, modification or simply as an example-base of custom activity for FIM.

In the meanwhile I have several more Airlift 2010 podcast sessions in work. Live ID SSO will be release soon as well as Coding for ILM 2007 in Live@edu context.