Month: March 2012

TechEd Europe 2012 (26-29 June, Amsterdam)



TechEd is for technology professionals involved in building, deploying or maintaining IT solutions using Microsoft technologies. TechEd Europe will offer four days of more than 1,000 education opportunities and hands-on training across the full range of Microsoft products and solutions. You will learn in-depth about the latest technology trends and how you can leverage these effectively in your business. TechEd is the forum to gain the expertise, connections, and insights that will help you get the most from your existing IT investments.

TechEd: Where You Get IT All

TechEd offers over 400 breakout sessions spread across 12 tracks featuring diverse technologies at a level of detail unmatched in the industry – from understanding the latest business productivity solutions to diving deeper on Microsoft’s Cloud strategy. TechEd also features over 250 self-paced labs created by product experts, and is an ideal place to pick up new ideas and skills to increase productivity and build better solutions.

Plus TechEd Europe offers an additional day of deep training via the pre-conference seminars happening on Monday, 25 June. These day-long sessions will enhance your learning experience through supplemental in-depth, comprehensive training. Take an accelerated path to the certifications and skills you need to increase your professional appeal and prepare to add new value in the real world, with an extended skill set you can put to use immediately.

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IMPORTANT: Issue discovered in FIM Update Rollup 2 tabular functions feature

Source: Technet Forum > FIM 2010 : Issue discovered in FIM Update Rollup 2 tabular functions feature

If you’re using FIM 2010 Update Rollup 2 (build 4.0.3606.2), please read this post carefully: ”

FIM 2010 Update Rollup 2 (build 4.0.3606.2) contains a feature that is intended to improve Query performance in the case of certain complex queries. This “tabular functions” feature is turned off by default. The product team wanted to get experience among a controlled group of customers before announcing the feature for general use. However, we inadvertently included information about this feature in the original KB for Update Rollup 2 and have since removed it. However, we understand that information about how to turn on the feature is circulating among the FIM community. Once the feature is turned on it cannot be turned off.

The product team has discovered an issue in this feature that could return incorrect query results when the query includes at least two statements and the same attribute is referenced in the statements. For example:

[(AccountName=’A’ and JobTitle=’Developer’)

or (AccountName’=’B’ and JobTitle=’Accountant’)]
Since it is likely that typical installations will use this query pattern we strongly advise customers NOT to turn on the Set Partition feature. I’ve posted an item on the FIM Forum about this. We will update the community as we understand the issue more completely and have developed a recommendation for addressing it.


Also, if you see blogs or FIM Forum posts talking about how to turn on and use the feature we ask for your help in making those users aware of the issue and recommending that they not turn on tabular functions. If you’ve blogged yourselves about the feature please retract the post or add a note about the fact that turning on the feature is not recommended at this time.”