Fun with Guids – SharePoint 2010 edition

While working this week on a SharePoint 2010 installation,  I noticed the following entries in the web.config file.  Kind of a Guid easter egg.

<Action id="0ff1ce14-0001-0002-0000-000000000000" sourceFile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\config\webconfig.osrv.xml" />
<Action id="0ff1ce14-0001-0003-0000-000000000000" sourceFile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\config\webconfig.osrv.xml" />
<Action id="0ff1ce14-0001-0004-0000-000000000000" sourceFile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\config\webconfig.osrv.xml" />
<Action id="0ff1ce14-0001-0005-0000-000000000000" sourceFile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\config\webconfig.osrv.xml" />
<Action id="0ff1ce14-0001-0006-0000-000000000000" sourceFile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\config\webconfig.osrv.xml" />

I have to imagine these are the 3am decisions that go on at Microsoft during the height of product development.

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derek Derek Smith is a software developer with 20 years of history developing on the Microsoft platform. He is the founder of HomeSpot HQ, and is a Principal Software Engineer at FM:Systems in Raleigh, NC. Derek is on Twitter and Linked In

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