Fourteen year at Microsoft and less than two months for switching to a new company I knew nothing before. Even if my job constantly brought me here and there, becoming an expat will be hard.
The job is also challenging: this time I am on the Operations side, not on the Development team… but an ALM platform like TFS is, by its nature, in between.
I will try to embody the DevOps principles, smoothing and easing the company’s workstream: my experience tells it’s a matter of automating, but how you do it is important as well. You should be modular and big scripts are hard to refactor as I learned from the work on Sprinkler. Testing is also hard, while you can unit test Powershell code it is still contrived and unnatural.
In this space, simplicity in daily operation is success.