Ten years ago today – February 17, 2000 – Windows 2000 was released and with it: Active Directory. Imagine going from not being wanted to being the most widely deployed directory ever. Imagine how no one’s career was dependent on it to how many are dependent on it today. Despite being “free” just imagine how much money Active Directory has made independent software companies around the world who build products for it. How many people are “employed” by Active Directory. Imagine an identity management project that doesn’t somehow involve Active Directory. It’s pretty amazing.
Happy Birthday Active Directory!