It’s with a great deal of excitement I blog today about my new job within Microsoft. I’ve applied for and subsequently accepted an offer for a role with Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington. I’ll be a Product Manager looking after customer and partner needs for Visual Studio 2005’s SDK! I’ll be starting in early March. That means, we’ll be hiring… Look for a post from Frank about that soon.


This is a marketing role which is exciting for me as I’ve been more on the technical side of the business for most of my career, starting with ANZ Bank here in Melbourne as a programmer/support engineer, then moving on to consulting with Software Spectrum (mainly Windows DNA stuff) and finally as an evangelist here with MS Australia.


The relocation is for an indefinite amount of time so this is really a big move for me. I’m looking forward to the new start, meeting new people, learning new skills and joining a new team. But I will miss Frank, Andrew, Dave, Michael and the incomparable Chuck. We’ve had some great times together. I’ll also really miss my home town Melbourne. The bars, the restaurants, the weather, the Black Rock beach walks, the Yarra Valley afternoons, the football silliness, the trams, coffee at Kanteen by the Yarra, St. Kilda, Flinders Lane, Richmond… well I could go on. If you attending the Adelaide or Melbourne Security Summits then I'll be around. Look out for me at the MSDN Connection lounge.


For those that have read this far, there is some work related content for you today. We released to web (RTW) Enterprise Library this week – on time! These libraries are provided at no charge and address cross-cutting concerns like logging, security and authentication, management etc. You can read all about it here.