I have now worked in an all-Microsoft software company for three months. I spent my entire previous career avoiding Microsoft products, and spent most of my time on the command line in Mac and Linux. Since I work in Javascript and CSS rather than C#, this is not a problem...

... mostly. The problems emerge with user story work tracking, version control, and deploys.


When it comes to Microsoft (Visual Studio, TFS, ASP, and the .NET ecosystem, among other things), I find myself in an awkward position.

1. I have unknown unknowns. I don't know what I don't know.

2. My colleagues have "the curse of expertise". They don't know what to teach me, because they have forgotten what it was like to not know.

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