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Dave Massy works as a Program Manager on Windows Embedded. This is his blog.

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    Updated Embedded Lifecycle page

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    We just updated the Windows Embedded lifecycle page at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/product-lifecycles.aspx to clarify end of availability and end of support for embedded products. the previous version of this page only listed the end...
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    Support for Windows XP based embedded Operating Systems

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    Windows XP based Embedded Operating System Support I've just posted an article on the impact of the end of support of Windows XP on the Windows Embedded operating systems that are based on Windows XP. I strongly encourage customers who are using...
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    IE8 Released

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    Congrats to my old team on shipping IE8 . Although my IE focused days are behind me it's great to see the team has put out such a great version. The security improvements and commitment to web standards stand out as major achievements along with performance...
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    Moving to Embedded Standard

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    One of the people I share an office with (yes I share an office with a couple of others as we have a space crunch but the office does have plenty of windows) - Luca Amapane, has just had a paper published on www.WindowsForDevices.com on Migrating Windows...
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    Moving to Win7

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    It’s time I started blogging here again on a more regular and frequent basis. I’m working on Windows Embedded, which is the embedded version of desktop Windows. This is not the same as Windows CE which is targeted at smaller devices of different...
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    Back from Tech-Ed

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    Tech-Ed continues this week with " IT Week ". Last week was " Dev Week ". I'm back in redmond now after being at dev week in Orlando. If you are at Tech-Ed this week then drop by the Windows Embedded area, learn more about the products and give the team...
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    Windows Embedded at tech-ed

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    I'm back working at Microsoft. I'm no longer on the IE team but working on Windows Embedded . It's a different area and a lot of fun. I'm at tech-ed this week in Orlando. If you are there then drop by the Windows Embedded booth in the Technical Learning...
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    Zones, Testing and Dave

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    I just made a post on the IE Team blog regarding Zones and Mark of The Web . It's always a good idea to test with default settings and run pages in the internet zone if that is where they will be deployed so that you experience what users will experience...
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    IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3

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    We just released beta 3 of the developer toolbar. Key changes are outlined in this post on the team blog . There's still lots more work to do in this area we know, but the style tracer functionality is really sweet! Thanks -Dave
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    What's in a name?

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    There's a little debate going on in the WebAPI working group at the W3C about the naming of some methods. The proposed names in the Selectors API spec include match() and matchAll(). Feedback was given to the WG that this was a too generic and it would...
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    Strange things Web Sites do!

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    I'm going to start making occasional posts when I find a website that is doing something particularly bizarre although I won't name the specific websites in question. Yesterday I decided to send some feedback to a local radio station about the lack...
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    VPC to run IE6 and IE7 on the same machine

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    Great news at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspx There is now a Virtual PC image available for XP SP2 with IE6 for free so you can run IE7 and IE6 on the same machine without any need to buy an...
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    Meet more of the team

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    All four of the Channel 9 videos where I take the camera on a tour of the team are now avaialble. Part 1 - I talk for too long about IE7 adn then we walk the hallways adn met random members of the team. Part 2 - We chat to Max Stevens on User...
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    IE7 Released. Meet a few of the team!

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    We've released www.microsoft.com/windows/ie It's a product that all of us are justifiably proud of. A video of me giving a tour meeting a few of the IE team is live on Channel 9 There are a couple more videos that will be available in the coming...
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    IE7 - It's Getting Close!

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    As you can see from the post on the IE team blog IE7 is headed for final release shortly. It's fun reading some of the comments on the team blog. Clearly some people didn't actually bother to read the post or follow the links to the resources for more...
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    Ajaxian IE Podcast

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    www.Ajaxian.com have just released podcast of an interview that Chris, Laurel and I gave a few months ago. We've continued to do a lot of work on IE7 since then. I'm listening to the webcast at the moment and so far everything I've heard remains valid...
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    IE Developer Center Refresh

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    We've just redesigned and refreshed the Developer Center for IE on MSDN. What do you think? As always all feedback on documentation is appreciated. If you see something that is wrong please let us know so we can fix it. Thanks -Dave
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    Performance

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    For those asking about IE7 performance improvements there is the first of a set of blog posts covering the issue on the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/08/28/728654.aspx Thanks -Dave
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    IE7 RC1 Now Available

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ IE7 is shaping up to be a very good release. Sandi Hardmeier one of our MVP's just beat me to the news http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/default.aspx She has some great tips on http://www.ie-vista.com if you...
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    Opera came to visit

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    As reported on a few of the Opera blogs http://annevankesteren.nl/2006/08/opera-vista and http://my.opera.com/dstorey/blog/show.dml/419834 some of the Opera team were in town last week and a few of the IE team had coffee and lunch with them. It was great...
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    Summary of CSS improvements in IE7

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    On the IE team blog Markus summarises the CSS enhancements in IE7 . Clearly the team has undertaken a lot of work and we know there is a lot more to do. IE7 is shaping up to be a very strong release. Thanks -Dave
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    Standards Again!

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    Standards are important and there's yet another debate going on over at http://digg.com/tech_news/IE7_is_basically_non_compliant_with_CSS_web_standards with some interesting statistics presented about the amount of CSS and HTML implemented in IE. Chris...
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    IE7 Beta 3

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    I'm back from a lovely vacation visiting family in England and the team have just made beta 3 of IE7 available. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie There's still work to do. We'd be releasing it if there wasn't! But I think this is really shaping up...
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    IE debugging tools

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    If you didn't see it my colleague Laurel put up a great post on the IE team blog about her visit to the Ajax Experience and IE debugging tools . There seems to be a myth that there are no tools for IE that is not true, especially with the Developer Toolbar...
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    Why Standards?

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    There's a great post that I missed last week from Chris Wilson (my boss) discussing the engagement of the IE team with the Web Standards Project . Reading the comments it appears that there are some people that will not be satisfied whatever the IE...
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