Giorgio Sardo Blog

Senior Director of Windows, Windows Phone & XBOX Technical Evangelism & Development at Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Using Facebook and IE8?

    If so, you might really like one of these extensions ! Btw, who is The Stig?
  • Blog Post: IEAK 8 for Windows 7

    The IE8 IEAK (Internet Explorer Administrator Kit) allows you to create, deploy and manage customized Windows Internet Explorer 8 packages. Several websites have already created their own customized versions of IE8: Yahoo , Ebay , MSN …even Google ! A question that I’ve been asked often in the last weeks...
  • Blog Post: Other demos of new dev features in IE8

    In my recent posts , I talked about some of the new Web Standards available with Internet Explorer 8. Since then I received tons of great feedbacks on this blog , on Twitter…even a written letter in my mail-box! This time I would like to highlight a new website created by two amazing guys: Thor Larholm...
  • Blog Post: IE8 and HTML 5

    In the previous post, I showcased the Microsoft commitment to an open and interoperable Web by rendering Web pages in their standards-compliant mode by default. We also understand that developers want to build richer Web experiences with great interoperability, so we started delivering support for some...
  • Blog Post: IE8 and Web Standards

    In my previous posts , I mentioned my trip around the world. In this and the next few posts, I’d like to share a few demos and resources from my presentations. Test cases to improve interoperability I will start with the IE Testing Center , where you can find over 7,200 test cases we contributed...
  • Blog Post: Back from Australia and New Zealand: Thanks!

    In the last weeks I had the pleasure to travel to Australia and New Zealand and spend some time with the local communities of web developers, designers, enthusiasts, students…to talk about Internet Explorer 8, HTML 5, Web Standards, Developer Tools, Expression Super Preview, Fiddler and much more… ...
  • Blog Post: ASP.Net Controls for IE8 released!

    I’m happy to announce we just released a Web Application Toolkit for Internet Explorer 8 ! The goal of this Web Application Toolkit is to leverage the new features in Internet Explorer 8 (Web Slices, Accelerators and Visual Search Providers) to extend the reach of your Web site and services also to...
  • Blog Post: Most Secure Browser: Internet Explorer 8

    NSS Labs , a trusted advisor to the information security community, released today two new Web Browser Security Reports: Malware Report Phishing Report They’ve been testing intensively the latest browsers (Apple Safari 4, Google Chrome 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3* and Opera 10...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 E

    If you are working in Europe and you are using the WebOC or WebBrowser control in your applications, you should not be worried at all! Most of the applications will “just work” on the E versions of Windows 7. For a more detailed Q&A, check out this post on the Windows 7 blog . Windows 7 is going...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Web Slice and Silverlight (e.g. Imagine Cup)

    7/21/09 - UPDATE: Added Source Code (see bottom) With Internet Explorer 8 it’s easy to build Silverlight Web Slices; great examples of this are the OneRiot Today’s Hottest Video or MIX 09 Web Slice . But…how does it work? Let’s have a look to the “ Imagine Cup Web Slice ”, just uploaded to the...
  • Blog Post: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Web Slice step-by-step

    Creating Web Slices is extremely easy and fast, and at the same time it can provide amazing results. In this post I will show how the Swine Flu Web Slice has been created (in less then one hour!). The full project with source code is provided at the end of this post. Before starting, you need a website...
  • Blog Post: How to detect IE8 using JavaScript (Client side)

    A question I’ve been asked recently is “How can I detect IE8 using JavaScript?”. There are several ways to accomplish this task, and each one will have his pros and cons. In this post I will show the best practices to detect IE8 on real world scenarios. If you have any feedback or you would like to...
  • Blog Post: IE8 New Features Developer Guide

    You’ve seen the new IE8 features on a website , on a video , on the IE Gallery , on Channel9 , on a blog , on your friend’s pc …and you are interested to build your own version? Here’s a few links to start! Web Slices Accelerators Visual Search Developer Guide Authenticated Web Slices   Developer...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Free Virtual Labs

    Internet Explorer 8 brings a lot of new features to web developers. Check out these free Virtual Labs if you want to know more! Virtual Lab Manual Building Web Slices with Internet Explorer 8 Preparing for Internet Explorer 8- Application Compatibility...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 at MIX

    IE8 is back! As we announced last week at MIX , Internet Explorer 8 RTW has been released. You can download it for Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows Server here: http://www.microsoft.com/ie If you missed the Lap Around IE8 session at MIX 09, you can watch it here: As an high level summary of the session...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer is back!

    This year I have the pleasure to present the A Lap Around Internet Explorer 8 session at MIX . In this session, you’ll hear the inside story behind the development of Internet Explorer 8. We’ll show you how to develop innovative user experiences with Web Slices, Accelerators and Visual Search. You’ll...
  • Blog Post: MIX News and Twitter Web Slice, Session and Speaker Visual Search

    The MIX website has been IE’fyed! :) If you go to http://2009.visitmix.com/ (using Internet Explorer 8 of course ;), you will notice two new user features: 1) You can subscribe to the news from MIX and see at any time the news, the tweets going on around MIX09 and a video feed. All inside a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: IE8 RC1 Download Available

    Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 is finally available! In order to get started with all the news, I suggest you to: Download and Try it ! Read the official IE Team announcement Go to the updated portal at http://msdn.com/ie for tons of developer content In particular I recommend those pages: Building...
  • Blog Post: MIX 09 Special Offer Discount

    It’s the holiday season – time for family and friends, good cheer, and PRESENTS!  Plus, we also understand that budgets are tight these days, so in the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering discount MIX09 conference passes at $795 USD (that’s over 40% off the full price) to the first 200...
  • Blog Post: [ITA] WPC Tech Days Italy – Le mie sessioni

    Message for English readers: this post is about the event I will participate to next week in Italy. All sessions are in Italian… La settimana prossima partecipero’ con grande piacere ai Microsoft Tech Days WPC 2008 in Italia. Per coloro che verranno, ecco di cosa parlero’ : DEV327  - Road to ASP...
  • Blog Post: Tech ED EMEA 2008 Barcelona

    After MIX and PDC…this time I have the pleasure to give a couple of presentations at TechED EMEA in Barcelona. MBL308 - Microsoft Silverlight 2 for Mobile: Developing for Mobile Devices Tuesday, November 11, 17:00 (Room 113) In this session, filled with some very cool demos, you will not only learn how...
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