Hello, my name is Tyler Doerksen and I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I want to welcome you to my blog and thank you for reading.
Most of the time I work with the Windows Azure platform on a variety of projects. I see Windows Azure as the future of cloud platforms and as a .NET developer I found it very easy to start working with the Azure Platform back in 2009 and I have never looked back.
I have also contributed to the open source projects related to Windows Azure, mainly the PowerShell cmdlets library.
In the last five years at Imaginet, I have seen the company grow three-fold. Also in that time I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in a variety of capacities. Some of those roles include Developer, Tester, Build Engineer, Virtual Environment Admin, TFS Admin, Trainer, and Team Lead.
One of the projects that I work on for Imaginet is called Petingo. Petingo is a Windows Phone social networking application. The server side for the application is hosted in Windows Azure and uses Table Storage for most of the data. Being the technical lead on this project I have been able to gain lots of experience working on both the Windows Phone and Windows Azure platforms.
Currently one of my main roles at Imaginet is lead developer on the Build Center of Excellence team. The Build CoE is a group of experienced TFS build engineers and administrators that work with clients to make sense of their TFS build system. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server Build Service provides a rich platform for compilation, testing, configuration, and release management however with large teams or complex projects the management of builds can become too much and too costly for a company to handle. The CoE is a culmination of years of experience with TFS on a variety of team sizes, project types, and software platforms. For more information on the CoE please download this information sheet.