Updated: Oct. 28, 2011
As president of the Microsoft Office Division, Kurt DelBene is responsible for driving Microsoft's global productivity strategy for information workers. DelBene oversees the engineering and marketing functions for a wide range of productivity products and services, including Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and Visio.
Previously, he served as the senior vice president for the Microsoft Business Division, responsible for the development of client and server software that collectively delivers to organizations and individuals a holistic productivity experience, including authoring, collaboration, communications, information sharing, and project management. In this role, he oversaw development teams in the Office engineering organization including Office desktop applications, Office Web Applications, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server and Office Labs.
DelBene joined Microsoft in 1992 and has served in several roles in Microsoft's product development teams. He served as vice president of Authoring and Collaboration Services, responsible for the development of Office's document and Web-page authoring and collaboration products. He also served as the general manager of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft's messaging and personal-information-management application. He has also served as group program manager for Microsoft Exchange, responsible for the Microsoft Exchange client and Schedule+, and group manager in Microsoft's Systems Division, responsible for fax and embedded systems software.
Prior to joining Microsoft, DelBene was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, focusing on business strategy for technology companies. He has also worked as a software developer and systems engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories, working in graphics and imaging software and network switching systems.
DelBene holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona.