Sitting in with the WiX "team"

I had a chance to sit in with the WiX “team” on their weekly Tuesday night “meeting” where the majority of the heavy-lifting of WiX development happens. For those of you who think that Microsoft cannot “get stuff done” … you should see how WiX works.

Now, I knew Rob already, but tonight was the first time I put a name to a face for the other Microsoft contributors to WiX – in particular, Derek, Scott, and Justin. And of course, I will likely show up more in the future as I get more engaged in the following problem space…

For some time now, I have been an avid user of WiX, and I learned a lot about how MSI works through using WiX and getting answers from people like Rob and Carol. Of course, I also enjoy giving back by weigning in on questions regarding the IIS CustomAction support in WiX. And inevitably, everyone always asks this question – why doesn’t someone on the IIS team own the IIS CustomAction support for MSI?

Well, I am taking that next logical step… getting CustomAction support for configuring IIS7 into WiX. I am getting my source enlistment right now and have some starter tasks to get my feet wet with, so I am looking forward to that. 🙂

Now, I will only say that some of the most “interesting” discussions and things come up on these Tuesday night “meetings”. Want to know about them? You will just have to come and see for yourself. 😉


Comments (2)

  1. SC says:

    Since you have had a good time with the WiX team, would you consider posting some WiX snippets, like how to add a Web Service Extension?


  2. Alastair says:

    Any updates on the IIS7 support for WiX?

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