Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is taking over some Internet Explorer duties within the company as his predecessor, Dean Hachamovitch, the person in charge with IE over the past years, is transitioning to another team within the software-giant. The Verge reports that Belfiore will lead a team focused on the app side of Internet Explorer and the user experience, something confirmed by Belfiore himself on Twitter.
“Everyone asking: I’m still doing phone work, just adding IE & Windows UX as part of my next role focused on “phone/tablet/pc”. #notgoodbye!”, says the tweet at the source below. Of note is that, while Belfiore will still be the Windows Phone guy we’ve always known, he will only focus on the app side of Internet Explorer; as far as the trident rendering engine is concerned, as well as the IE platform, these will not be part of his new, now expanded, duties.