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    Mix Sessions Online

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    All the sessions from the Mix06 conference at the end of March are now available online. In addition to IE featured in the keynote there are the following IE specific sessions: NGW042 - Making Your Site Look Great in IE7 The tools Markus shows...
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    PIE Page Maker

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    My colleague Markus Mielke just pointed me to the Page Maker on www.positioniseverything.net This tool will generate a page layout for you depending open the options you enter. Very cool. Thanks -Dave
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    IE7 Beta 2 is now available

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    Beta 2 is now available for XP SP2, Windows 2003 Server SP1 and x64 editions. http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/04/24/582546.aspx has details. If you thought you already had beta 2 then you probably had a preview of beta 2. This is the real beta...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Express is Free

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    As announced by Dan Fernandez on his blog the Visual Studio Express editions are to be free forever. They've been a free download as part of a promotion for a little while but this announcement makes them permanently free! I love the Web Developer...
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    IE Chat transcript online

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    We held an Expert Zone Chat on IE yesterday. The transcript is already online at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/06_0413_ez_ie.mspx The chat also made the news at http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3598941...
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    Mix06 Keynotes online

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    I just spotted that the keynotes from Mix are now available online at http://blog.mix06.com/virtualmix/archive/2006/04/07/2354.aspx It includes the keynotes from both Bill and Dean Hachamovitch the General Manager of IE. It looks like the link to Dean...
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    HTML+Time

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    Peter made a post on the IE Team blog about HTML+Time . Some of the comments seem a little confused calling it proprietary, non-standard and in some cases new. As the article he refers to points out this is an implementation of SMIL2.0 from the W3C that...
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    Memory Loss

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    Some useful stuff if you find yourself losing memory in IE. On www.Ajaxian.com about diagnosing leaks on IE. http://ajaxian.com/archives/screencast-on-diagnosing-memory-leaks-in-ie There's also the article on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    Mix Done

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    I'm back in Redmond this morning and the Mix06 conference is over. It was a lot of fun and everyone I spoke to there said it was worthwhile. On the last day of the conference Chris Wilson's talk on standards was well received. Markus Mielke our representative...
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    More Mix

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    Day 2 of Mix continued to be a lot of fun. In the IE7 compatibility lab we discussed a variety of issues with attendees helping make sure their websites work on the new browser. Feedback continues to be very positive and everyone is clearly excited...
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    Mix Day 1

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    Mix is going great here in Las Vegas. Attendees are clearly excited about IE7. Keynotes In the keynotes by Bill Gates and Dean Hachamovitch (General Manager of IE) they did the mea culpa on how IE development took a pause after 2001. They made it quite...
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    I'm at Mix!

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    www.mix06.com This is going to be a lot of fun although I'm still fighting the remnants of a cold from last week. Watch the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie for interesting stuff. I'll try and post here over the next day or so if I get a moment...
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    IE Team Chat

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    It's time for the IE team Expert Zone chat again on Thursday March 9th at 10:00AM PST. These chats take place every month and members of the IE team are on hand to discuss the product and answer your questions as best they can. Come and join us if...
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    Continued CSS Progress in IE7

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    Markus Mielke from the IE team is at the W3C Technical Plenary and showed Molly Holzschlag and Malarkey some of the most recent CSS work in IE7. Certainly some great progress. In Molly's comments Dustin Diaz says "As it stands, I’d be perfectly happy...
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    Going to Mix06

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    It looks like I will be at Mix06 in Las Vegas at the end of March. www.mix06.com I'll be helping out in the IE7 compatibility lab where you can work with members of the IE team to ensure compatibility with the new version of IE. This should be a fun...
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    Developer Toolbar Beta 2

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    After a couple of hickups with the download we have beta 2 of the IE Developer Toolbar available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e59c3964-672d-4511-bb3e-2d5e1db91038&displaylang=en This is a great tool for anyone developing...
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    IE Chat

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    We just announced a chat with the IE team on the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/07/526980.aspx This is going to be fun and I'm forecasting a busy hour. There will be a 500 person limit on the number of people allowed into the...
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    IE7 Feedback

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    There's certainly a lot of feedback coming in on our preview of beta 2 of IE7. See the post at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/01/31/520817.aspx for how to give feedback. Having looked at quite a bit of the feedback over the last day or so and...
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    IE7 Beta 2 Preview

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    Preview beta 2 of IE7 for Windows XP SP2 just posted. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/ Details on the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/ with lots more details coming there over the next few days. Hurrah! Thanks -Dave
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    Reviewing IE SDK Documentation

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    One of my current tasks is sifting through the IE documentation on MSDN with the SDK documentation team. There's a lot of it and some articles date back to 1997 or even earlier! Some of those articles are good and need a minimal refresh, some need a complete...
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    Channel 9 Videos

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    I often have a Channel 9 Video running in the background when I'm doing other things. Even when you work at Microsoft these are a great way to keep up with what is going on in other parts of the company. A couple of gems that I've watched recently: ...
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    Roundup

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    It's too long since my last blog post. I've been busy watching my new son grow. He's now 3 months old and doing fabulously. Thanks for all the good wishes. Here's a quick roundup of a few things that caught my interest in the last few weeks. ...
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    It's a Developer Toolbar!

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    While I've been out with the birth of our first child (a beautiful baby boy) the IE team have released a beta of a developer toolbar see http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/16/469686.aspx for details. This is a great utility for web developers and...
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    User Agent string yet again

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    We've put up some more documentation on MSDN regarding User Agent string and posted on the IE team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/01/459541.aspx At the same time Sandi Hardmeier posted about this issue at http://www.ie-vista.com/sites...
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    IE7 logo

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    We just got a new logo to reflect the progress we are making with IE7 http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/08/12/451099.aspx We had to change the style on the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie to contain the full size logo as we didn't want to resize...
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