Ten years ago today (August 1999)
In 1999, I was busy working on shipping Exchange 2000. Most of the work I did on E2K was related to re-engineering the security subsystem for Exchange – the original security subsystem used a custom ACL model, for Exchange 2000, I converted that to use NT style ACLs. This might have been the hardest technical challenge I’ve faced at work since it involved resolving two relatively incompatible ACL systems.
We also had some seriously epic parties in Exchange – I remember one from around 1999 which involved hot tubs on the patio between the buildings and a torrential downpour – maybe the best ship party ever.