G’Day World #262 – Frank Arrigo, Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelist

Frank Arrigo, the guy who runs Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism team in Australia, a 16 year veteran of Microsoft, joins me tonight to publicly break his big news – he’s moving to Seattle to direct Microsoft’s DPE field strategy worldwide.

The quality of the Skype call is terrible so we don’t talk long, but we manage to chat a bit about Microsoft’s enormous drop in enterprise developer support for Windows in the last year (according to this report), what some of the reasons for it might be and what they need to do to stop the desertion. We also talk about the lack of support for kids with Asperger’s Syndrome in Sydney (two of Frank’s sons have it) and the great support in Seattle. And I finally bet Frank $50 and an iPhone that 50% of his team in Australia will quit in the next year after he leaves….

Check out this video of Frank doing his best attempt at Shakespeare:
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2 thoughts on “G’Day World #262 – Frank Arrigo, Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelist

  1. Good luck Frank. Don’t think you moving to the US means you get out of sing the Hawks Theme for the show when the Saints lose again!

    Molly

  2. m quinn says:

    It was good to hear that the school system in Seattle takes care of the kids.

    Dr M J Quinn

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