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    JavaScript Memory Leak Detector for Internet Explorer

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    Paolo Severini, a developer from Microsoft's GPDE team in Europe has created a debugging tool to detect memory leaks in JavaScript code and is downloadable here . It can be installed as an Internet Explorer band and it is expressly designed to find memory...
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    Internet Explorer 8 and what you need to be aware of regarding the Compatibility View sites list

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    I want to spend a few minutes discussing an issue I suspect may have some folks scratching their heads. So, what is the Compatibility View list and why do you care? You can read up on the feature in this blog .... Go ahead... I'll wait... Ok, so when...
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    Content Advisor in the Corporate Environment

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    Today we are going to have a short discussion on Content Advisor and it's intended use. Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet. After you turn on Content Advisor, only rated content...
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    Why does IE keep closing out valid ports on a 200/OK response?

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    This is a very interesting issue, but rarely comes up and so it's hard to detect immediately. Let's begin... An issue is opened up with Microsoft due to poor performance, in where IE seems to be closing out valid ports for not particular reason. Traces...
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    WPAD detection in Internet Explorer

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    Hello again, I spent a lot of time recently troubleshooting WPAD detection using DHCP 252 option. In doing so, the information I collected may be useful to those deciding how to implement proxy auto-discovery in corporate networks. Proxy Auto-Disover...
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    Understanding Directly Accessing Computer Specified In the Address Tab on ISA Server

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    In the recent months, I have been getting involved in a number of customer cases related to the feature “Directly access computes specified in the Addresses tab” when configuring the Web Browser settings for the Internal Network object. There has been...
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    Security update available for advisory (961051): MS08-078 (KB960714)

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    Hey folks, we've got a couple of new links that provides a few more details on this exploit: In Depth details... Urgent security update for Internet Explorer IMPORTANT! Please note that MS08-078 is not a replacement for MS08-073 ...
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    Microsoft Security Advisory 961051 details

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    Below are the latest details available regarding this security advisory: Clarifications on workarounds from the recent IE advisory Microsoft is hosting two webcasts to address customer questions on these bulletins: on December 17, 2008, at 1:00...
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    IE8 and Privacy

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    Friday, September 05, 2008 6:00 AM Privacy. Personally Identifiable Information. Choice. Disclosure. These are all key concepts in the digital age. We expose more of our personal data electronically than at any time in our history. IE8 gives users...
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    IE8 Beta Testers Wanted

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    Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:00 AM Although Internet Explorer support is no longer part of our portfolio on the Performance team, we do still keep an eye on what’s going on in the world of IE. The IE team is looking for Beta Testers. Below is the post...
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    Internet Explorer 8 - First Look

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    Friday, March 14, 2008 6:00 AM Last week, at the MIX conference in Las Vegas, the Internet Explorer team made several announcements regarding IE8, the first of which was that a Developer Beta (emphasis on the Developer ) is now available. You can download...
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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part Two: Managing ActiveX controls

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    Friday, November 30, 2007 6:26 AM In Part One of our Introduction to ActiveX , we covered the basics of ActiveX controls. Today we're going to go over some ActiveX specifics as they relate to the Internet Explorer environment and the...
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    BHO's, Security and Shell Extensions

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    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 6:08 AM Today we're going to wrap up our overview of Browser Helper Objects with a look at BHO's and Security as well as similarities between BHO's and Shell Extensions. If you recall from our first post on BHO's , a BHO...
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    The Basics of Browser Helper Objects

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    Friday, December 07, 2007 6:00 AM In our last few posts on Internet Explorer, we've looked at ActiveX Controls. Today we're going to take a look at the Basics of Browser Helper Objects (BHO's). We're not going to cover BHO's and Security in this post...
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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part Three: Security and Security Zones

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    Tuesday, December 04, 2007 5:47 AM One of the most common calls that we get relates to the warning dialogs, the "gold bar" message or even the infamous "Red X" image being displayed where the ActiveX control should be loaded. In some instances, the...
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    Managing the "Launching Applications and Unsafe Files" Setting

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    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:30 AM We are often asked about the centralized management of Internet Explorer configuration options for which there are no Group Policy settings included with the default IE GPO templates. One of the settings that we are...
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    Introduction to ActiveX - Part One

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    Friday, November 16, 2007 7:27 AM On Tuesday, we wrote about the upcoming changes in behavior for how Internet Explorer handles embedded controls . Today we're going to discuss the basics of ActiveX controls themselves - what they are and why they...
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    IE Automatic Component Activation

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2007 5:00 AM Back in April 2006, Microsoft made a change in how IE handled embedded controls used on some web pages. These changes resulted in some sites requiring users to "Click to Activate" before they could interact with the...
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    Internet Explorer and SSL Closure Alerts

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    Friday, November 09, 2007 6:00 AM Today we're going to talk about SSL Closure Alerts in Internet Explorer. This is usually manifested as the user getting the "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error when connecting to a secure website hosted on a non-Microsoft...
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    Internet Explorer: A Bigger Cookie Jar

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    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:26 AM Although the majority of IE cookie issues are handled by our Developer Support team, every now and then a question about cookies will reach us on the Performance team. Often, the question will revolve around the...
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    Under the Hood: WinINet

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    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:19 AM We often have to work with customers to understand why a specific IE scenario fails.  In some instances we may have to enable some custom logging and data collection to get to the root cause.  However, understanding why...
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    IE7 Security Guide and other resources

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    Friday, August 17, 2007 7:20 AM There have been several requests for good IE resources - especially resources pertaining to Internet Explorer 7. The majority of these requests are in reference to three areas - Security, Deployment and Developing...
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    Overview of Internet Explorer Group Policies

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    Friday, July 06, 2007 4:59 AM Today we're going to discuss IE Group Policies. If you're unfamiliar with Group Policies, I highly recommend that you read our earlier post on the Basics of Group Policies . When dealing with IE group policies, there are...
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    Understanding the IE User Agent String

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    Friday, May 11, 2007 5:12 AM Today we're going to discuss the IE User-Agent String - a term with which more administrators are becoming familiar since the launch of IE7. The User-Agent string identifies your browser to the server hosting the site that...
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    Application Compatibility - IE7 Protected Mode

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    Friday, April 20, 2007 4:44 AM On Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 runs in Protected Mode, which can help protect users from attack by running the Internet Explorer process with greatly restricted privileges. Protected Mode significantly reduces...
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