The head of developer experiences for Windows Phone has left Microsoft to be Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team for Amazon.
Summary: Brandon Watson, head of, is the latest exec to leave the Microsoft’s phone unit.
Brandon Watson, known to many Windows Phone developers as head of the WP Developer Experience, is leaving Microsoft for Amazon.
It’s not just any job at Amazon, either. Watson is going to be the Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team. There he will be working on the product development roadmap for Kindle apps across all first- and third-party platforms worldwide, including the Windows Phone app and the Windows 8 app.
Watson confirmed his departure via e-mail, telling me “it was a hard decision, but the opportunity placed in front of me that was too big to pass up.”