Former GM Of Windows Phone Dev Ecosystem Charlie Kindel Leaving Microsoft After 21 Years

Really disappointing news. Charlie Kindel, former GM of Windows Phone Developer Ecosystem just announced that he is leaving Microsoft to start his own adventure. He worked at Microsoft for more than 21 years on various positions and products . Here is the list of his work at Microsoft,

  • Windows 2.0 and 3.0 SDK Support
  • Windows 2.0 and 3.0 DDK Support
  • The Windows 8514A driver (smallfonts support FTW!)
  • Premier Developer Support
  • Vertical Developer Relations Group
  • OLE Industry Solutions
  • OLEView
  • COM
  • DCOM
  • The earliest HTML DOM
  • W3C (<OBJECT> tag)
  • ActiveX (Sweeper!)
  • IE 3.0
  • The Java/COM Bridge
  • Windows NT 3.5
  • Windows NT 3.51
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • DRG (again)
  • IIS “Duct Tape”
  • Project42; Application Model (oops)
  • Consumer Windows Home Networking
  • Triton (yet another home server)
  • Windows Neptune
  • Windows Millennium
  • yBox (yet another home server)
  • The Connected Home Business Unit
  • Bedrock & bBox (yet another home server)
  • Softwire/SCP
  • Galaxy (yet another home server)
  • Mira
  • eHome
  • ServiceBus (the original one)
  • Bobsled (Media Center Extenders)
  • Freestyle (Windows Media Center) (yet another home server)
  • BobMu’s TA
  • Quattro
  • Q (Windows Home Server) (the only home server that matters)
  • Small Business Server
  • Yamanote! (WP7 App Platform)
  • WP7DEV (WP7 Developer Evangelism and Ecosystem)

FYI, He was the own who recruited  Brandon Watson of Windows Phone Developer team. Todd Bishop from Geekwire did a quick interview with Charlie on his departure. He answered some interesting questions such as why he left Microsoft now when Windows Phone developer efforts are coming up well, etc. You can read them here. Also you may find Charlie’s email to Microsoft employees and more details on how to follow him after this here.

WMPoweruser on behalf of our readers wish him good luck for his upcoming venture.

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