Poll results from the inaugural FIM Team User Group meeting

We had our very first FIM Team User Group meeting yesterday, with attendees from all around the world. There was some good FIM chat going on in the messaging window – I think this will really be the best thing about these meetings, especially for those who, like I was for a long time, fly solo in their FIM work and don’t get much chance to talk to other people doing the same thing.

As it was a “getting to know you” meeting we did a number of polls. There were around 40 people in the meeting, and around 25 to 30 people responded to each question.

What version of FIM are you running in production?

  • MIIS 2003: 4% (1 respondent)
  • ILM 2007: 4% (1 respondent)
  • FIM 2010: 12%
  • FIM 2010 R2: 15%
  • FIM 2010 R2 SP1: 65%

How many connected systems? (Ignoring multiple MAs to one system)

  • 1-5: 10%
  • 5-10: 35%
  • 10-20: 50%
  • More than 20: 5%

What type of Sync rules do you use?

  • Classic only: 45%
  • Declarative only: 15%
  • Mixture: 40%

How many identities do you manage in your solution?

  • Less than 1000: 0
  • 1000-5000: 3% (1 respondent)
  • 5000-10,000: 17%
  • 10,000-100,000: 40%
  • More than 100,000: 40% (with some people talking millions in the chat window!)

What was your technical background before working with FIM?

  • Primarily Ops: 50%
  • Primarily Dev: 30%
  • Other: 20% (with so many people claiming to be musicians we wondered if we should start a FIM User Group band!)

How much of your work time do you spend working with FIM?

  • Less that 20%: 5%
  • 20-50%: 15%
  • 50-80%: 45$
  • More than 80%: 35%

 Which FIM components do you use?

Component Production Testing No
Sync Service 100%    
FIM Service and Portal 80%  10%  10%
Self Service Password Reset 55%  15%  30%
Certificate Manager 12% 3% 85%
BHOLD 15%  35%  50%
R2 Reporting 17.5%  17.5%  65%

If you’re wondering why you’re missing out on all this fun, get yourself to http://thefimteam.com/fim-team-user-group/ and sign up!

About: Carol

I've been doing IT for 30 years, and IdM for 15. I live in Australia and build IdM solutions based on Microsoft Identity Manager. I also play the violin, but that doesn't help much with the IdM solutions.


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