Joe Belfiore, Microsoft Vice President and head of Windows development, took a vacation for a year, to go with the family on a trip.
According to him, the idea he nurtured for a long time. Thus, Belfiore temporarily leave his post from November 2015.
“I nurtured this idea for several years. Given that our children are old enough to do something crazy, we decided to join as a family to the program Semester at sea,” wrote Belfiore on his page on Facebook.
Still acting Vice President of Microsoft thanked the Corporation management for the provision of long-term sick leave and stated that he would return to the same position next summer. Who will perform the duties Belfiore until he returns, not reported.
Travel to a family Belfiore will begin in January 2016. He plans to visit the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and explore the Northwest United States.
Note that the prolonged leave of key employees in large companies are not uncommon. Recently Konami soobshili that game designer Hideo kojima went into “long vacation” after the release of MGS V, explaining that “development of console games is very time consuming.”