Today's release of DTF with the WiX toolset has finally given me the motivation to start this blog, which I have long intended to do anway. Before I delve into posts about DTF, I thought I would share a little about myself.

I've been a developer at Microsoft for about 8 years now, and have spent most of that time working on various areas of software deployment. For a long time it was primarily internal tools, which is why you haven't seen much of me out here. More recently I've become the lead for a team in the Deployment Technology Group in DevDiv responsible for integrating WiX and Votive into the next release of Visual Studio. This means I've been working closely with others you may know in the WiX community including Rob, Justin, Bob, Peter, and Heath.

In addition to software deployment, I'm passionate about managed code and developer tools, so I spend a lot of time working on the intersection of those thre areas. This passion has led directly to my work on the DTF project, which I am excited to talk about in upcoming blog posts.