Corrado's Blog 2.0

Online thoughts of a technology funatic

Joining IBV


Effective June 1st, after nearly 14 years as independent consultant I’ve joined the Swiss based company IBV as Senior Software Development Engineer, decision comes from the great work and career opportunity the company offered me just at a time when I was felting the need for new working stimuli.

How this is going to change my life? not much indeed I’ll probably have to visit Switzerland more often and enjoy beautiful landscapes like this while driving to work


and focus more on Natural User Experience (like Surface Hub and Hololens)

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The initial days I’ve spent in the near Zurich based office were really enjoyable, I’ve smelt the typical ‘startup’ like energy even if the company is now 35 years old.

Another unexpected surprise was to discover that one of my new colleagues was my good old friend Alessandro Teglia who also joined as Chief Digital Officer.

It was when the company’s boss, just after signing the contract, gave me this talisman, that I realized I did one of the best decision in my life and I thank fate for this.


Last but not least, my “boss” (well, sound strange for me to call it “my boss” Smile) Gian Paolo Santopaolo, who is not only a great professional (and MVP like me) but also very great cook, he can do little food masterpieces in minutes.

Regarding my community commitments, nothing changes, I’ll try to blog more about my new job (BTW: follow our company twitter account and, as usual, I’ll spread my technology passion as I always did in the past.

I wish you all to work in a lovely place as IBV, it’s just there and fate will certainly let you find it, just don’t give up searching.


Using Word 2013 as blog post editor

Never been a huge fan of Windows Live Writer, and since there’s no WinRT version yet, I am trying to use Word 2013 as blog post editor.
Having Word full editing power is awesome, and it looks like that it works really well with my WordPress blog.

There is nothing hard to use Word 2013 as editor with WordPress, just use [your blog url]/xmlrpc.php as url together with your credentials and you’re done! J

MVP again!

I’ve been renewed as MVP for 11th year in a row, I still keep the email i got in 2003 when i was awardee for the 1st time, as always, October 1st has become a special day for me.
I wish to thanks Microsoft and my lead Alessandro Teglia (@alead on twitter) for recognizing my efforts in community space.

Welcome to version 2.0

Welcome to my new home, relocation is not yet complete, still missing some pieces of furniture and paintings, but at least it is habitable :)
Ok, let’s keep moving things…