Joe Belfiore, who has headed Microsoft’s Windows Phone design team for the past three years, is taking over the Internet Explorer group. Belfiore confirmed the move on his Twitter account, saying that he’s adding Internet Explorer to his portfolio but will still be working on the company’s phone and tablet business.
Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s former corporate vice president for Internet Explorer and the man responsible for recent improvements in the browser, is moving to a new job in Microsoft, so far undisclosed.
Joe Belfiore has been Windows Phone program manager and design vice president since early 2009. He has become widely known for his expert presentations of the phone in YouTube videos.
Belfiore has stressed he will not be leaving development of Windows Phone – “I’m still doing Phone work,” he tweeted.
Belfiore’s career includes a stint as vice president of the defunct Media Center and as general manager of the Windows XP user interface.