I am here, hear me Roar.

So, I joined the ranks of Microsoft and I’m into Day 3.

I’ve been blessed with a lot of free gadgets, all the Microsoft software I can get my hands on (including some XBOX goodness) and most important of all, new start support.

I belong to the infamous Frank Arrigo team, and my role in the Microsoft ranks is to spread the gospel centred around WPF, WPF/E, Expression Suite, Gadgets (SideBar, Slideshow and Live) and anything really relevant to the Web 2.0 / RIA movement.

I’m currently working on a SideBar Gadget to road test the capabilities and illustrate its power and will blog more on its end result as I can.

So, I hope all enjoy my rants and please leave any feedback, any time.

Comments (9)

  1. Jessica says:

    Grats on the new job. If you think you might be able to work in a few posts on what it’s like to be a new guy working at MS, particularly in Australia, I’ll be sure to stick around. I’m a fan of the frankarr blog, sounds like he’ll be great to work with.

  2. Everybody please welcome Scott Barnes . Scott is our shiny new web VAR evangelist, based in Brisbane.

  3. Garry Trinder says:

    He completes me.


  4. Garry Trinder says:

    Congratulations on your new position. I suppose you have been lined up for a presentation at all the QLD user group meetings already.

  5. MichaelDotNet says:

    Congrats at working at Microsoft (*jealous*).  Gadgets are cool!

  6. JW says:


    would be interesting to have a few posts around the induction process and the ‘feel’ of the inside from the perspective of someone with fresh eyes, just dont get into trouble ala that google guy 🙂

  7. Ken says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading more about WPF(/E) and SideBars.

    Is this blog supposed to appear as part of the MSDN Australia News blogfeed (on the page http://www.microsoft.com/australia/msdn/)?  Or don’t they trust you enough yet? 😉

  8. Garry Trinder says:

    I wouldn’t 😉 hehehe.

    Not sure, will shake the Aussie MS Tree and see what falls out.

  9. Garry Trinder says:


    I know people, fear me ehehehehhe.