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  • Peter Torr's Blog

    How can I trust Firefox?

    [Fixed issues with images; sorry] [Removed the clear=all problem; thanks for pointing it out] [Added a follow-up post here ] Recently, a lot of volunteers donated money to the Firefox project to pay for a two-page advert in the New York Times . If only...
  • Building Windows 8

    Improvements in Windows Explorer

    Windows Explorer is a foundation of the user experience of the Windows desktop and has undergone several design changes over the years, but has not seen a substantial change in quite some time. Windows 8 is about reimagining Windows, so we took on the...
  • The Visual Studio Blog

    Visual Studio 11 User Interface Updates Coming in RC

    With the release of Visual Studio 11 Beta back in February of this year, we introduced changes to the user experience based on two core design principles, the first being to give you more space for your content and the second being to draw more focus...
  • IEBlog


    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Today at RSA, Bill Gates talked about Internet Explorer 7. As the guy responsible for IE, I wanted to say a couple of things about it. First, some basics:...
  • The Visual Studio Blog

    Introducing the New Developer Experience

    UPDATE: We hear you. There’s a lot of excitement about this release and a lot of passion about colors, designs, styles and icons. Know that we are listening to all your comments here, across social media and we are working hard to make Visual Studio...
  • Building Windows 8

    Creating the Windows 8 user experience

    This blog often focuses on the bits and features and less on the “philosophy” or “context” of the product. Given the level of brand new innovations in Windows 8, however, we think it is worth putting Windows 8 in the context in...
  • Building Windows 8

    Reflecting on your comments on the Start screen

    We've been having a lot of discussion regarding the two recent posts on the Windows 8 Start experience. Those of you who have used the Developer Preview are contributing to our understanding of your individual usage patterns and what is easier or more...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Write a custom logger for MSBuild

    This question came across the internal conversion alias this morning: Is there a way to send errors to STDERROR? This simple little question provides a nice lead-in to a blog entry about custom loggers, so here we go :) Whenever something...
  • IEBlog

    Standards and CSS in IE

    I’m very happy that we’ve shipped IE 7 beta 1. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our CSS implementation. I feel badly about this, but we...
  • IEBlog

    Compatibility and IE8

    In Dean’s recent Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone post, he highlighted our responsibility to deliver both interoperability (web pages working well across different browsers) and backwards compatibility (web pages working well across different...
  • Building Windows 8

    Welcome to Windows 8 – The Consumer Preview

    Today is a big day for the Windows team. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain a few moments ago, we unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to our partners and press. Based on a broad range of feedback, we have made over 100,000 code changes and...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Visual C++ Futures

    I have got a number of emails and comments from some of you recently wanting to know more about the future of Visual C++. The Visual C++ team has been looking at what they should in VC++ to ensure that the direction of the product aligns closely...
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