May, 2005

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    My day out to CeBIT Australia 2005


    Today I headed down to CeBIT at Darling Harbour. Last year I worked on the Microsoft stand, but this year I just went down as a normal attendee and got a chance to walk around the show.

    It was nice to get out of the house and go on a bit of an adventure after having been at home for a number of weeks following my surgery.

    At the show I bumped into lots of familiar faces who wanted to know how I my recovery was progressing. I am very fortunate that I have been able to lots of fantastic folks during my career and at events like this it is lovely to see lots of these folks again.  I even got a few bargains, including a nice 200GB external drive for $230. That will come in handy to store my digital media.

    I spent almost 4 hours out at CeBIT and I barely had time to see everything there - it is such a huge event. Thank goodness for the video highlights on the website.

    [ Currently Playing : Let Me Try - Luminita Anghel & Sistem - Eurovision Song Contest 2005 K (03:02) ]

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    14 years at Microsoft


    My first post for a very long time, as I have been recovering from surgery.

    Today is the anniversary of when I started my career at Microsoft - 14 years!

    As I said last year, I've been really lucky, as I have done lots of different things, been exposed to different parts of the business, and seen it from different parts of the world. I have been very fortunate to work with some amazing people within Microsoft, as well as some outstanding organisations & people outside of Microsoft.

    Quicky chronology:

    May 1991 Sep 1993 Microsoft Canberra, working as a Systems Engineer
    Sep 1993 Aug 1994 Microsoft Corp, @ Executive Briefing Center
    Aug 1994 Oct 1995 Microsoft Corp, in the Advanced Technology Group, working on Interactive TV
    Nov 1995 May 1997 Microsoft Australia, MSN Technical Director
    Jun 1997 Jun 1999 ninemsn CTO
    Jun 1999 May 2001 Microsoft Region, Digital Media dude
    May 2001 now Microsoft Australia, Developer & Platform Evangelism

    If you want more details, you can look here, as well as stuff said in the press.

    [ Currently Playing : The Look of Love - Burt Bacharach - The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection [UK] Disc 2 (02:06) ]

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