August 30, 2011

Tales of Setup Democratization

At my last job, the .NET developers and InstallShield developers embarked on a collaboration excercise that we called 'setup democratization'.  We used a blend of InstallShield and Windows Installer XML.   Most developers used Industrial Strength Windows Installer XML ( IsWiX ) to author their WiX code.

I've asked my former colleagues to post their observations.  Let's see what candid and anonymous comments they have to share.

August 10, 2011

Farewell Overwatch Systems

The last three years have really flown by.  Two really wonderful things happened:   First, my wife has continued to be cancer free and second, I climbed the Mt Everest of installation complexity and won!   None the less, it's time to move on.
I will miss all of my friends at Overwatch Systems. We really accomplished a lot together but alas it's time for new challenges. So after a week to decompress I'll be starting a new job.  Details to follow.