He defended Microsoft and the Windows Phone development team when told that there is a perception that the company treats the mobile OS as a "second-class citizen," and that it has broken many promises to users while the OS trails iOS and Android in innovative features.
"Microsoft DOES NOT treat WP as a second class citizen! We have a very senior, well-funded team that has amazing support from our senior leadership and from other groups," he wrote.
"What does happen time to time is that teams who are working on cross platform work make prioritization decisions (or are limited by the nature of WP itself) such that features show up on other platforms first," he added.
The Windows Phone team works closely and constantly with other groups at Microsoft to coordinate the porting and improvement of their apps and services on the OS, he said.
Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.