Internet Explorer Team Blog

January, 2007

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    100 Million IE7 Installations!

    I’m pleased to report that on January 8th, we had the 100 millionth IE7 installation. However, even more important than installations is usage. According to WebSideStory (the company we use to measure browser usage), as of this week, over 25% of all visitors to websites in the US were using IE7, making IE7 the second most used browser after IE6. We expect these numbers to continue to rise as we complete our final localized versions, scale up AU distribution, and with the consumer availability of...
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    IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3 - Now Available

    We’re happy to announce the availability of a new beta of the IE Developer Toolbar . Along with all the features available previously this release contains some new features to improve the usability and help web designers troubleshoot issues on their pages. User Interface Update . You’ll notice some changes to the user interface. There is now a single button on the IE command bar that allows the user to quickly toggle on and off the bottom panel which then gives easy access to all the features. After...
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    IE+JScript Performance Recommendations Part 3: JavaScript Code Inefficiencies

    Hello again, this is Peter Gurevich, Performance PM for IE. We have gotten a lot of good feedback from our first posts on IE + JavaScript Performance Recommendations Part 1 and Part 2 , so I am eager to hear what you think of our third installment. JScript Code Inefficiencies – Chapter 2 Here we’ll be concentrating on specific inefficiencies related to closures and object oriented programming. Avoid Closures if Possible Closures (functions that refer to free variables in their lexical...
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    Working Together for a Better Web

    Hi Everyone! I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Molly E. Holzschlag , and I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed on with the Internet Explorer team on a contract basis to work on standards and interoperability issues. Many readers of the IEBlog will be familiar with the Web Standards Project (WaSP). As the departing Group Lead for WaSP and as an invited expert to the W3C, my work has in the past focused on the creation and evangelism of Web standards. In an effort to develop proactive, cooperative...
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    IE7 Phishing Filter Performance Update is Now Available

    This update addresses an issue experienced by some users where CPU usage is high when they are navigating a page that contains multiple frames or when multiple frames are navigated simultaneously. This occurs when the phishing filter evaluates the page for each navigation, resulting in multiple simultaneous evaluations for the same page. If you have experienced any such performance issues, you are encouraged to download and install this update. This update is now available on Windows Update...
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    Feeds Plus

    Over the summer, our interns Chrix Finne and Nate Furtwangler developed an IE add-on, Feeds Plus , that aggregates feeds and displays pop-up notifications to enhance your IE7 feed reading experience. Chrix posted on the RSS Team Blog about the details of Feeds Plus (and a little about his intern experience). Enjoy! Sean Lyndersay Lead Program Manager, RSS
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    Getting The Most From IEAK7

    Hello everyone, I blogged earlier about the work we have done in IE7 for IT Pros. For those of you who are interested in greater detail, I would like to point you to the recent article published in Technet magazine, titled Utility Spotlight: Internet Explorer Administration Kit . This article is available in 11 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. We are also in the process of writing...
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    IE Web Casts and Expert Chats for Web Designers and Developers

    Before shipping IE7, we had regular “expert chats” where we provided you with an opportunity to ask questions and get more information about IE7 and its many features. Now that we’ve shipped, we’re going to start bringing back regular events for web developers and web designers. Every Thursday at 10am PST, we will be running either a web cast or web chat of some kind. The topics will range from CSS to RSS to HTML to add-on development, anything that you might find interesting. In fact, if you have...
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    Upcoming IE Conferences and Events

    One of the things I really like about my job is getting out to conferences and events where I can meet you guys. It’s a great opportunity to get feedback from you, and to learn more about our developers and users. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get to know the IE Team. We’re really not a bunch of faceless developers, testers and PM’s. In the past, we haven’t announced what conferences and events we were attending, it was always kind of a surprise, but we are going to try and improve...
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    Security Update for Windows Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language

    Hi folks, this is Geoff again, IE Program Manager focused on security updates. A Windows Security Update was released today for a vulnerability in the Windows VML (vector markup language) component that can result in remote code execution. Although this is not an IE code vulnerability, we feel it is important to mention that IE can be used as an attack vector for the exploit. We strongly recommend that you visit Microsoft Update or Windows Update to check for this and any other critical security...
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