One Final Surprise

I promised a week of surprises and I have one final surprise for all of you.  It is with a very heavy heart that I say farewell to Microsoft.  Twelve years ago Microsoft hired me right out of college and it has been an amazing ride ever since.  My days in test helping to ship…

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Display Name Generation Activity – A Custom ILM2 Action Activity

I have tried in a few of my posts regarding the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” request processing model to emphasize that the Action phase can be used for a wide range of activities.  ILM2 will ship with some activities to be used inside this phase of processing that may provide insight into its flexibility. …

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Display Name Validation Activity – A Custom ILM2 Authorization Activity

I have tried in a few of my posts regarding the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” request processing model to emphasize that the Authorization (AuthZ) phase can be used for more than just seeking another person’s approval for a specific request.  ILM2 will ship with some additional validation activities to be used inside this phase…

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Setting Up Visual Studio For ILM Custom Activity Development

The first step in getting started writing custom Windows Workflow Foundation activities for use in Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” is to get your environment ready.  There are a number of ways to do this and a developers environment can be a very personal thing.  However, in an attempt to help out those of you…

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A New Look at The ILM 2 Request Processing Model

Ok, so I was sitting around my house one weekend trying to determine how best to continue my dive into the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” request processing model.  A few of you had asked for diagrams and some more conceptual information.  The potential length of such a narrative actually gave me pause to start…

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A Week of Surprises

I know it has been awhile since I posted anything, and I apologize for not keeping up with my blog.  I am sure you have learned that we have shipped Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” RC.  This is part of what has been taking up my time lately.  I will be posting more frequently this…

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Give A Product An Extensibility Point, Feed A Community

Another week of heads down coding and bug fixing for the latest Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” product milestone, and another week with trouble finding time to produce a new blog post.  This week I would like to thank Brad, Paul, and the folks at Ensynch for providing me another easy post.  🙂  Ensynch has…

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News and Updates from the UK MCS Talks Team : Session 5 Details: Registration Now Available

I have been heads down writing code and fixing bugs for the latest Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” product milestone.  Unfortunately, that has made it difficult to find time to produce additional blog topics for all of you.  However, someone out there has come to my rescue.  I was recently made aware of a series…

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Advice To Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Consultants: Transitioning from ILM 2007 to ILM "2"

In recently helping a Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 solutions expert solve a problem for their customer within the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” Beta 3 release.  He had already defined his scenario within the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” request processing model and had run into some issues with the Out-Of-Box (OOB) workflow activities. …

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Automating Group Management: A Dynamic Group Primer

Well a “short break” turned into something a bit longer than I anticipated.  My laptop is back in gear, and I again have the freedom of spending my writing time somewhere other than my office.  That little surprise I was working on for you is still in the works.  Unfortunately, it seems to take lining…

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