Internet Explorer 8 at MIX09


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Internet Explorer 8 at MIX09

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Mix09 logo Mix09 is just around the corner, approaching quickly.  I’m really excited to get back to Vegas and back to the conference. The Internet Explorer sessions are now live on the MIX website ( and there’s lots of great content there.  If you aren’t already registered, there is still time.  It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s going on with Internet Explorer.  Many people from the engineering team will be at the conference both giving talks and helping out at the IE compatibility lab.

To whet your appetite, we figured we’d put everything together in one place so you can see what’s going on.

Dean Hachamovitch’s Keynote

Thursday, March 19th, 9:00am
Location:  Keynote Room

Sessions Presented By The Internet Explorer Team

A Lap Around Internet Explorer 8 – MIX09-T52F

Giorgio Sardo | Thursday March 19 |10:30 AM-11:45 AM | Delfino 4103

IE is back! In this session, you’ll hear the inside story behind the development of Internet Explorer 8. We’ll show you how to develop innovative user experiences with Web Slices, Accelerators and Visual Search. You’ll discover nearly twenty new security enhancements that make browsing safer than ever, and you’ll find out about performance improvements that will help you build faster AJAX applications. Finally, we’ll show you why we think Internet Explorer 8 is one of the most standards-compliant web browsers on the market.

Securing Web Applications – MIX09-T54F

Eric Lawrence | Thursday March 19 | 1:00 PM-2:15 PM | San Polo 3501

After a quick summary of some of the web attacks in the wild today, you’ll learn how to take advantage of browser security improvements to help protect your web applications and visitors.

Creating A Great Experience On Digg With Windows Internet Explorer 8 – MIX09-C22F

Joel Neubeck | Thursday March 19 |2:30 PM-3:45 PM | San Polo 3501

Come hear how Terralever was able to use the powerful new features of Internet Explorer 8 to change how users interact with the Digg website.  Learn how using Accelerators and Web Slices changed the way users are able to discover, as well as simplify submitting stories.  We’ll look at how taking advantage of these exciting features can improve a users experience, while increasing the number of users visiting your site. 

Internet Explorer 8 In The Real World: How Is IE8 Used – MIX09-C23F

Paul Cutsinger | Thursday March 19 | 4:15 PM-5:30 PM | San Polo 3501

Come see behind the scenes and learn about the customer data that motivated the IE8 user experience design team. We’ll discuss what people are doing in the browser and how that influenced the detailed design of new features. We’ll also talk about the methodology for choosing the subtle refinements to existing features that have a big impact on ease of use and discoverability.

Building High Performance Web Applications and Sites – MIX09-T53F

John Hrvatin | Friday March 20 | 2:00 PM-3:15 PM | San Polo 3504

Learn how to improve your web application’s performance in the browser by avoiding common pitfalls in JavaScript, CSS, and HTTP caching techniques.

Compat Lab

Windows Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s first web browser to support web standards by default, allowing developers to write code that runs across multiple browsers and platforms. All MIX09 attendees are invited to join the IE8 Engineering Team in the on-site compatibility labs to troubleshoot and debug issues, and get the latest tips & tricks from the experts. This is a great opportunity to get ahead of the curve – don’t miss out!

We’ll have experts from the engineering team who handle layout, high DPI, JavaScript, ActiveX, Web Slices, Accelerators and the Object Model.  If you’ve got a question, we’ve got an answer.  In addition to the engineering brains, we’ll have some great brawn to help us out, including a brand new tool from the Expression Web Team, so hot, we’re keeping it under wraps for now! Be sure to drop by to check it out, we promise it’ll save you huge amounts of time!

Location: Marcello 4406


Tuesday (3/17) 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday (3/18) 11:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday (3/19) 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday (3/20) 9:00am – 3:15pm


Browser enhancements can be used to make web sites more easily accessible, provide a persistent connection and make services easier to use for everyone. This four-hour CodeFest will gather developers for a fast-paced, hands on opportunity to create your own Web Slices, Accelerators and Add-Ons. Bring your laptops and great ideas, and we’ll have Internet Explorer engineering team members on hand to help out, answer tough questions and provide all the information and support you need to create, and help publicize your new Web Slice, Accelerator or Add-Ons.  We’ll be serving up drinks and snacks to keep you energized while writing your new Add-Ons!

Location: Marcello 4406

Time:    Tuesday (3/17)                  6:00pm – 10:00pm

We’re looking forward to seeing you at MIX09!
PEte LePage & The IE Team

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