Bytes by MSDN: Joe Belfiore and Tim Huckaby discuss Windows Phone 7

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Windows Phone 7 is here! And there is no better time than the present to meet Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice-President for Microsoft, who runs the engineering team that is responsible for the spec and design of Windows Phone 7. Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy, asks Joe to explain why the "end user is king" philosophy is being applied to Windows Phone 7 and how Windows Phone 7 differs from Android and the iPhone. Find out why Windows Phone 7 works great not just for the end user, but for developers, OEM's and mobile operators.

About Joe Belfiore

 

As corporate vice president and director of Windows Phone Program Management, Joe Belfiore is responsible for the design and software product definition of forthcoming generations of Windows phones and Zune devices. A huge consumer advocate, Joe has spent his career working to make technology products easier to use and more delightful.

Before moving to the Windows Phone team, Belfiore was corporate vice president of Zune Software and Services, where he and his team built the Zune experience in use today on PCs, the Web, Xbox, and on Windows phones. For the six years prior to his work on Zune, Joe ran the "eHome" Division of Windows where he was responsible for design, development, business management and marketing of Windows Media Center and related devices, including Media Center Extender. Also during his tenure with Windows, he served as product unit manager for the Windows User Experience team throughout the planning and development of Windows XP. In that role, he was responsible for the overall user experience of Windows - both as a manager of the engineering and design team that created most of the Windows XP user interface and also as a key driver of positive user experiences across all versions of the Windows operating system.

 

About Tim Huckaby

 Tim Huckaby is the Founder of InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards. Currently, Tim is focused on RIA & Rich Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest-rated keynote for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world and is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim has also done keynote demos for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

 

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