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 the Director for Microsoft SharePoint Professional Services at rmsource, inc. in Raleigh, NC. Derek is on Twitter, , and Linked In

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