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This article was published on October 21, 2015

Microsoft’s head of Windows is taking a year off

Microsoft’s head of Windows is taking a year off
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Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and a key member of the Windows team, is planning to take a year’s leave-of-absence starting next month.

Belfiore took to Facebook to make the announcement:

I have some news to share with all of you! Kristina and I are always trying to help our kids understand just how…

Posted by Joe Belfiore on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Belfiore headed up the Windows Phone division at Microsoft for several years and most recently he was one of the leads in the development of Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group.

His absence from recent Microsoft events, including the Windows 10 launch, had been noticed with Bryan Roper taking on Belfiore’s usual role as demo lead.

Following the year off, Belfiore confirmed that he will continue to work on the Windows platform.

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