GM, WP7 Developer Ecosystem
Charlie Kindel joined Microsoft in 1990 and has helped ship numerous technologies and products to developer, IT professional, and consumer customers. In the 1990 and early 2000s he co-founded Microsoft Premier Support, drove Microsoft's platform strategy, designed & shipped Microsoft’s distributed object technology, ran engineering teams responsible for home networking, Windows Media Center, and Windows Media Center Extenders. From 2002 to 2004 Charlie was the Executive Technical Assistant to Sr. Vice President Bob Muglia driving technical and business alignment for Microsoft’s enterprise server products. Charlie was the driving force behind Windows Home Server. Most recently Charlie has been responsible for defining and evangelizing the Windows Phone Developer Experience. Charlie loves anything that moves electrons or makes noise, all-mountain skiing, playing and coaching soccer, restoring cars, and a myriad of other hobbies. He has two amazing teenage children, a wonderful wife, and lives in suburbia.