Joe Belfiore

Corporate Vice President, Windows Phone Program Management & Design

As the key exec for Microsoft's Windows Phone Program, Joe Belfiore focuses on usability and overall experience of Microsoft's mobile technology products. Belfiore now faces the daunting challenge of establishing the Windows Phone 7 and future iterations as a leader in a very crowded mobile space. It is a huge come-from-way-way-behind challenge for Microsoft. Before moving to the Windows Phone team, the 20-year-old company veteran–who came to Microsoft fresh out of Stanford University–has been in charge of the Zune Software and Services, as well as the "eHome" Division of Windows.

Posts With Joe Belfiore

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore on Windows Phone Sales: We’re Small, but Growing Fast

The company has fared less well in the U.S., which Belfiore says has overshadowed some of the success that Microsoft is seeing In Latin America, India and elsewhere.

Update to Windows Phone Paves Way for Devices With Larger Screens, Quad-Core Chips

However, the next big update to Microsoft’s phone operating system will have to wait until next year.

Windows Unit Gets Fresh Leaders as Phone, PC and Xbox Efforts Move Closer Together

Microsoft is putting together responsibility for the software engineering work that goes into the company’s phone, PC and Xbox.

Microsoft Gets Personal With Windows Phone 8

All eyes are on Microsoft to see what the company has to offer with Windows Phone 8. No pressure.

Nokia and Microsoft Announce New Lumia Smartphones

Will new phones get consumers buying Nokia once again?

Windows Phone 8 Won’t Work on Existing Phones

But existing phone owners aren’t totally being left in the cold. A smaller update for current devices will add the new Start screen shown off on Wednesday.

Windows Phone “Apollo” Comes in for a Landing

Windows Phone 8 brings the underpinnings of desktop Windows onto a phone for the first time.

Microsoft Offers Mea Culpa for Slow Windows Phone Updates, Promises Mango Update This Fall

Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore offers apologies for the past updates, while outlining some of the new features coming this fall as part of a major update, code-named Mango. And for those wondering when they will be able to launch birds from a catapult, Angry Birds for Windows Phone is coming May 25.

Microsoft Offers Apology for Windows Phone Upgrade Slowness

Microsoft’s efforts to update Windows Phone 7 have proven a bit challenging on both the communications and technical fronts. In a posting on Microsoft’s developer site, vice president Joe Belfiore apologizes and pledges to both communicate and execute better in the future.

D: Dive Into Mobile: The Full Interview Video of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Head Joe Belfiore

Today, we ring up Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, who is the man in charge of its Windows Phone 7 efforts. It’s no small task, as the software giant struggles to get back into the mobile game and catch up from far behind in a very competitive smartphone race led by both Google and Apple.

Windows Phone 7 Prices Quietly Dropping

Dive Into Mobile in December