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BoF session for voting: Developing as a Non-Administrator in XP and Vista

Friday, March 31, 2006 Comments

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A little late (voting ends today at 5:00 pm), but I have submitted a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session for TechEd 2006:

Developing as a Non-Administrator with XP and Vista

There has been lots of talk lately about the importance of running and developing software with least privilege accounts (LUA). Unfortunately, there are many developers who still run as Administrators on Windows XP and 2003 because it is either difficult to make the shift or just easier to develop that way. As a result, newly created software may only run when users are Administrators. This can cause problems for users who have to run software as a Non-Administrator. Also, Windows Vista promises to change things for better security with User Account Control (UAC). This session will provide a forum for developers to discuss the challenges of developing as a Non-Administrator with current Windows XP and 2003 environments as well as using the new UAC features in Windows Vista.
Intended Audience: Developer
Submitted By: Robert Hurlbut, Robert Hurlbut Consulting Services
Please go vote here if this sounds interesting to you. I know some members of the Vista UAC team will probably be there (they are presenting a couple of sessions on UAC at TechEd) plus a few others with lots of experience on this topic. It should be a great discussion.
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