Giorgio Sardo Blog

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

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  • Blog Post: Coming next…

    I’ve been fairly quiet on this blog in the last weeks, since I’ve been working on super-awesome stuff days and nights! Don’t miss the following events: MIX10 – 15-17th March, Las Vegas (US). We will have *amazing* news for Windows Phone 7, Internet Explorer 9 and many other surprises… If you can’t attend...
  • 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: 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 (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: 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: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 9/9 – Windows Vista Mobile

    I think that everybody here agree that Windows Vista is the best Microsoft operating system…from a UX point of view For this reason, I was curious to see how it would look like inside a PocketPc with a small screen. The result? It’s pretty obvious!! You cannot take an application developed...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 8/9 – Slot Machine

    If you still feel unlucky …I suggest you to play with this Microsoft Slot Machine v1. Bill pays double or triple!   Tags: MIX 08 Silverlight Mobile
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 7/9 – Horoscope

    Las Vegas, casino, Slot Machines, Roulette, Texas Poker Holden, Blackjack, … you might want to be sure it’s your lucky day before actually playing Tags: MIX 08 Silverlight Mobile
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 5/9 - Gesture

    This is probably the demo where I've seen more interest from MIX attendees. With a bit of logic (coded in Javascript) I can understand most common user gesture ...and react accordingly. ";" galleryimg="no" mce_src="
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 4/9 - Menu Carousel

    Personally I don't really like using carousel when we deal with a lot of information; however it comes in handy for a few items, like a menu. And it looks great on a small device! ";" galleryimg="no" mce_src="
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 3/9 - Speakers FishEye

    The third demo showcase how to use the fish-eye control inside a small screen device; by dragging and dropping the balloon from the lower to the upper area it's possible to dynamically filter users' pictures. ";" galleryimg="no" mce_src="
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile Demo 2/9 - Sessions List

    The most common control for a mobile device is out of any doubt the List . In this scenario I'm enumerating the sessions of the MIX conference, giving to the user the feature to filter them by audience (Technical, Creative or Business) or by day. Moreover, by a gesture of the finger, it's possible to...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile UX Session at MIX

    For those of you that were unable to attend the MIX, you can see for free the recording of my session at the following link: Using Microsoft Silverlight for Creating Rich Mobile User Experiences Have fun!
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Mobile

    It's now official: Silverlight is going Mobile !! Because I've been in the "black list" of MIX sessions untill few hours ago , here there is a short advertisement about my session . Using Microsoft Silverlight for Creating Rich Mobile User Experiences Thursday, March 6 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Lando...
  • Blog Post: MIX 08

    Next week I'm going to present at MIX 08 . Unfortunately the topic of my session is still confidential, so I can not talk about it here... One more good reason to see my session!! If going_to_MIX Then Join my session on Thursday afternoon in Lando 4204 room...or come to visit me in the Sandbox...
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