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    I'm not going to the PDC this year!

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    Lots of people are going to the PDC this year including some members of the IE team , however I'm afraid I will not be attending. The PDC is one of my favorite conferences as it shows a lot of the new stuff that Microsoft is working on and I think this...
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    Now you know!

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    If you have been wondering what IE7 will do for web developers then take a look at Chris Wilson's post on the team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/29/445242.aspx This is not a small amount of work and shows we understand the issues and...
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    User Agent String again!

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    If you take a look at a PC Magazine article at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0%2C1895%2C1840714%2C00.asp there is a paragraph - " At present, IE7 has a problem rendering some Web pages. According to Microsoft, this is caused by the sites, which need to...
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    Photo on the IE team blog

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    The team liked the way I turned up to a recent get together so much that they put a photo on the team blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/07/22/441874.aspx I'm not really sure this is how I'd like the world to see me but we did have a lot of...
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    IE7 User Agent String

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    IE7 has a new user agent string. See http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/04/27/412813.aspx for details. As we continue our testing of IE7 we continue to come across web sites that are not expecting version 7 of the browser. Often they helpfully suggest...
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    Working with IE today!

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    Yesterday we posted a comment on the team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/06/23/431980.aspx about achieving rounded corners in IE today. The title of the post clearly states that it is about using against IE today. There has been a lot of...
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    Back in the office

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    Wow this week has gone quickly back in the office. It was great to meet so many people at TechEd in Orlando last week. My talk was very well received, although many people wanted to see IE7 and were dissapointed even though I' tried to be clear that...
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    Hiring and mature comments

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    We made a post about hiring yesterday over on the IE team blog There were some less than complimentary comments posted in response which were completely off topic. It was refreshing to see Gerv who's part of the Mozilla foundation post a response asking...
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    TechEd Orlando 2005

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    I'm in Orlando at TechEd. I spent a little of yesterday sitting in the Windows Desktop Cabana which is an area where the Microsoft experts hang out and attendees can drop by to ask questions. Drop by and say hi if you are here, there is a sign on a table...
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    It's all a conspiracy. NOT!

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    There are some pretty amusing accusations in the comments to the stories on ZDNET and news.com . A number of comments appear to believe that the fact that XML rendering in IE no longer works after installation of Netscape 8 is a deliberately planned move...
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    Demos - VPC or Separate Machines?

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    I’m preparing a few demos for my talk at TechEd in Orlando the week after next. Some of these show the differences on Internet Explorer between Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP2 so I need to show both Operating Systems side by side. Virtual PC is a remarkable...
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    I made News.com again

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    It's a busy day today. I made a mention in an article at http://news.com.com/Microsoft+advises+IE+users+to+uninstall+Netscape+8/2100-1032_3-5721852.html Of course the headline is slightly alarmist but all good stories have a headline that will drag you...
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    Interview

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    I just did a quick chat interview with James Proud. Take a look at http://www.jamesproud.com/index.php?id=24 It was rather fun doing it over MSN Messenger although it did take a little time as I kept getting interrupted by pesky meetings :)
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    Programming Writer needed

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    We've got a job opening for a writer on the Internet Explorer team. Lot's of other job openings for IE as well. Just head over to http://members.microsoft.com/careers/default.mspx and search for the job that might be right for you. It's a great place...
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    TechEd 2005

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    I'll be at TechEd in Orlando June5th to June 10th. If you are there I'll be around the Windows Desktop Cabana most days and I'm giving a talk on Internet Explorer on the Friday morning so drop by and say hi. Just so you know in advance I'll not be discussing...
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    The Lame Blame of ActiveX

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    There's much misunderstanding about ActiveX, what it is and how it works. It gets blamed for unrelated security issues and generally gets a raw deal. I was really surprised when I was refered to article on eWeek that doesn't spread myth and uncertainty...
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    IE7 - A few details

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    Over on the IE team blog we have just posted a couple of details about some work in IE7. I was very very happy to see the checkins for the peekaboo and guillotine bugs go through the other day.
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    IE Evangelist Position

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    Jeremy Mazner has posted a job opening for a technical evangelist on his blog with a focus on IE. This could be a really exciting role as we work on IE7 and beyond to deliver a 21st century browsing experience. As I've said before here we know we have...
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    On Slashdot

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    Woohoo! I'm on slashdot http://slashdot.org/articles/05/03/24/1352211.shtml I would like to clarify a few things quickly before I run off to work. I did not say that IE was not part of Windows. IE is an essential part of windows, as parts of the OS and...
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    More secure

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    UPDATE! 2/24/05 8:58AM PST Some comments reflect the fact that my post below can be misunderstood. I'd like to clarify. IE is an essential part of the Windows Operating system. Nothing I say in my post below is meant to imply otherwise. In the sentence...
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    Ajax == DHTML + XMLHttp

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    I'm curious to see the industry attention about something called Ajax lately. Mary Jo Foley writes about it at http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1777009,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535 and many people are talking about it. It's exciting to...
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    Thick skins and responsibility

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    I can't seem to log into Neowin to leave a comment on yesterday's interview but there was one post from FloatingFatMan that I wanted to comment on: I'd personally HATE to be on the IE dev team, cause you know that no matter what you do, a sizable portion...
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    NeoWin interview

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    I got interviewed over email by the Neowin guys http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?category=main&id=26911 They included a link to my blog here so I figured it's about time I posted an entry. Although this is one of those circular links :-) I know...
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    Bad HTML

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    I just posted about the Internet Explorer focus on backwards compatibility over on the IE team blog http://weblogs.asp.net/ie/archive/2004/10/15/243074.aspx There's plenty of bad HTML on the web today, and by that I mean a lack of closing tags, overlapping...
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    Spelling

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    Two quick notes on spelling. Did you know there's a great spell check tool for IE at http://www.iespell.com/ ? This is very useful when your spelling and typing is a little like mine. Coming from the United Kingdom I often argue with spell checkers...
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