One of the cool new features of SharePoint 2010 is that now, when an error is thrown, instead of just getting a bland error screen and you having to pour through voluminous error logs looking for when it might have occurred, the use is given a correlation ID (a GUID of course) that they can give to the IT pro to look in the log files to find the exact error to make resolution a bit easier.

It looks something like this…


So, a hat’s off to Microsoft for giving me a real time demo of their new error logging feature on the SharePoint launch event site (which is obviously running on SPS2010).  So, saved for posterity (in case MS wants to track this error) is my first production correlation ID.