About frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

About frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

This is a quick time line of me ......

  • Born on November 18 1963.
  • Eldest son of Salvatore and Emanuela Arrigo.
  • Big Brother of Rita & Danny St Columba's Primary School, Elwood, from 1970 to 1975 CBC StKilda from 1976 to 1981
  • Went to primary school at
  • Went to high school at
  • Went to university at Chisholm Institute of Technology (which is now part of Monash University) from 1982 to 1984
  • Joined ASPECT Computing as a graduate in 1984
  • Moved to Canberra at the end of 1990
  • Got married to Moira in Feb 1991
  • Started at Microsoft in May 1991 as a Systems Engineer
  • Antony was born in 1991. He is a big boy now
  • Billy was born in 1993. He is also a big boy
  • I got a job at Microsoft Corp and moved to Seattle in 1993
  • Did a bunch of cool stuff - but it was hard for Moira with the 2 boys
  • Moved back to Australia at the end of 1995, joining the local MSN team
  • Worked as the MSN technical director for a number of years until the ninemsn venture came along
  • Emma was born in 1997. My princess
  • I moved over to ninemsn as CTO - was involved in setting up all operation & development systems.
  • I "returned" to Microsoft in 1999 and did business development for digital media
  • Brice was born in 2000 - Our baby
  • I spent 2 years travelling around Asia - it got pretty tiring.
  • July 2001, I stopped the travel and joined a new group and got a new title - Evangelist
  • July 2002, I got a promotion to Group Manager, and had 3 people in my team.
  • In July 2004, the team had grown to 7 and I had responsibilies across Australia & New Zealand. The team works with Developer, Academic and IT Professional communities 
  • In January 2006, the team changed and I became responsible for all Technical Communities in Australia, which included Developer, Architect, IT Professional, Academic and ISV. The team consisted of 13 people
  • In August 2007 I moved to Seattle to take up a role in MS Corporate as the Director - WW Partner Lead and ISV DE Role Owner.
  • In March 2008 I took over the team I joined and had a title change to Director - DPE Field Roles
  • If you do a search for "Frank Arrigo"  or even "Frank Arrigo” you may find some lovely photos of me!

So that takes us to now?

  • Moira and I celebrated our 17 year anniversary in Feb 2008
  • Antony is in 11th grade at The Chrysalis School
  • Billy is on 9th grade at The Bear Creek School
  • Emma is in 6th grade at The Bear Creek School
  • Brice is in 3nd grade at Peter Kirk Elementary
  • I am a mad/passionate/pathetic St.Kilda supporter, and I have been a member for the past 20+ years.
  • Billy used to play Aussie Rules in Northside Junior Australian Football Association and Rugby for Knox. He has been playing American football and started U19 Rugby with the Bellevue Tyrants
  • We live in Kirkland. We moved in our house on October 24 2007
  • I celebrated my 17 year anniversary at Microsoft in May 2008.

Last Update September 2008