Internet Explorer Team Blog

April, 2007

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    Protected Mode for IE7 in Windows Vista - Is it On or Off?

    Hi, my name is Sharath Udupa and I’m a developer on the IE team. Many customers have asked us about when Protected Mode feature is turned on or off for Internet Explorer in Windows Vista.The Protected Mode feature is available only in Windows Vista. By default, Protected Mode is enabled for Internet, Intranet and Restricted zones while disabled for the Trusted Sites and Local Machine zone. To enable or disable Protected Mode for a zone go to: Internet Options > Security tab > Select the...
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    IE7 Virtual PC Image and IE6 Virtual PC Image Refresh

    Hello! Just wanted to give you a quick update that we’ve dropped two new VPC images that you can use with the free copy of Virtual PC 2007 . The first is a refresh of the Windows XP SP2 + IE6 image . A few people were encountering a non-genuine Windows warning from the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Notification Tool. We did not install the WGA Notification tool on the image this time around. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts , these images have had their product keys deactivated, thus...
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    This Website Wants to Run the Following Add-on

    You may have encountered a warning similar to the following when browsing web sites with IE7: This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘MSXML 5.0’ from ‘Microsoft Corporation’. If you trust this website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here… The same warning may appear for some other common add-ons: This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘QuickTime’ from ‘Apple Computer, Inc.’. This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘Windows Media 6.4 Player...
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    What to Expect from IE at MIX07?

    MIX07 is coming up in a week and a half and I wanted to provide an overview of the IE activities at the show. As most of you know, MIX is Microsoft’s conference for Web designers, developers and decision-makers who live and work on the consumer Web. Last year at MIX06, Microsoft placed a lot of emphasis on Internet Explorer 7, showing off improvements in the rendering engine, the new RSS platform, and the new security features like Protected Mode and ActiveX opt-in. Internet Explorer 7 has now...
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    Latest Update from Molly

    Hey everybody! Molly Holzschlag here. As some folks might be aware, I’ve been visiting Microsoft, refining our work goals in relation to standards, and meeting some really great people in the process. One thing that’s really got me excited is how many people from around the company reached out to me with great enthusiasm regarding product evolution in relation to Web standards and interoperability. This did come as a surprise, frankly, I was confident that the IE team is more than interested in doing...
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    IE Blog Offline for a Short Time

    The IE blog will be offline for scheduled maintenance beginning at 11:00 AM PST. We don’t anticipate this taking long at all. Thanks for visiting us! Kristen Kibble Program Manager Update: maintenance complete
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