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New Job at Microsoft!

I started my new job this week! I am a “Programmer/Writer” within the MSD (Managed Solutions Division) org. So first, what is a “Programmer/Writer” and what responsibilities does that role entail? In broad terms, a Programmer/Writer (also called a Programming Writer) is a technical person that writes code samples and documentation for a developer audience. The cool thing about this job is that I get to do two things I enjoy very much: coding and writing. Coming from a coding background, I especially like the fact that I can code now without worrying about the drudgery of being a line coder where once you’ve learned a new technology or framework, you’re now doing the same thing over and over. In my new job, once I’ve documented something and written code samples for it, I move on to the next cool thing to learn and document!

So what am I documenting? I’m responsible for Group Policy and Windows Server Update Services. Specifically, I’ll be writing the example code and documetation for the Group Policy Powershell cmdlets! Very cool stuff indeed 🙂


May 6, 2009 Posted by | 1 | 4 Comments