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  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer @ IETF 90

    This week Microsoft is sending a number of engineers, including members from the IE team, to the Internet Engineering Task Force meetings in Toronto. We’re looking forward to the conversations and working groups as it’s always great to get together face-to-face with engineers from across the industry...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone

    You may have been hearing bits and pieces of news about IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, and we’re excited to share the full scoop on user experience improvements with you today! Our team has been laser focused on delivering a massive upgrade to four key areas of your browsing experience: quick site...
  • Blog Post: Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

    Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet ,...
  • Blog Post: IE11 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

    Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today . We will begin automatically updating Windows 7 customers to IE11 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE11 Developer and Release Previews. With this final release, IE11 brings the same leading...
  • Blog Post: Easier Browsing for the Blind and Visually Impaired in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 makes browsing the Web easier for blind and visually impaired users who rely on screen readers, such as Windows Narrator . With the editing and input improvements in IE11, screen readers can better inform users about the current content of an editing region, and typing with East...
  • Blog Post: The New IE11 Experience: Best of the Web with Sites and Apps Together

    IE11 delivers the best daily browsing experience for getting to your sites quickly and using them together with Windows Store apps in Windows 8.1. Browsing feels fast, fluid and perfect for touch with many tabs, richer suggestions, organized favorites and side-by-side experiences for comparing sites...
  • Blog Post: IE8 SmartScreen in action

    Last week at PDC, as we were about to start talking to people about IE9, I saw the following notification from my Facebook account: From: Facebook [mailto:notification+mwm5axbx@facebookmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:05 AM Dina posted something on your Wall and wrote: "funny...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite IE Add-on: Mouse Gestures by Ralph Hare

    I spend a lot of time dealing with problems users encounter when using Internet Explorer. As a result, when I write about add-ons, I’m usually talking about misbehaving code that is wrecking the browser. However, it’s not all doom-and-gloom out there, and I’m delighted to share my favorite browser add...
  • Blog Post: Why am I seeing this dialog?

    Internet Explorer 8 has a new feature that keeps you in control of your search engine default, by informing you when software attempts to change your settings. If you are using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 or RC1, you might have seen the following dialog when installing new software: The default...
  • Blog Post: Personalize IE8 through Services

    One of the things that I learned from working on IE is that there are common patterns of how users browse the web, yet what they browse varies person to person. We designed Visual Search Suggestions, Accelerators, and Web Slices to simplify common patterns with the flexibility for you to customize these...
  • Blog Post: Compatibility View Improvements to come in IE8

    The next public update of IE8 (for Windows Vista- and Windows XP-based operating systems as well as the Windows 7 Beta) includes improvements to Compatibility View that help end-users when they visit web sites that are not yet ready for IE8’s new, more standards-compliant defaults. This blog post describes...
  • Blog Post: The IE8 Smart Address Bar Part 1: Navigate Easier and Faster

    For Beta 1, we discussed some of the technical improvements (like domain highlighting, multi-line paste, and improved click behavior) we made to IE8’s address bar. For Beta 2, we took the covers off of even bigger changes which fit in with our goal of making navigation easier and faster with IE8. ...
  • Blog Post: Part II: Better Everyday Browsing

    As Paul mentioned in Part 1 of this post, we’ve really focused on making your everyday browsing experience better. In addition to the useful changes he talked about, we’ve made IE8 even more useful with integrated services so that you can easily accomplish the common things you do on the web – search...
  • Blog Post: Beta 3 UX Improvements

    Hi everybody, Max here. I posted before about " A New Look for IE ” back when we released the beta 2 preview, and with the launch of beta 3, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about some of the new functionality we have added and changes we have made specifically related to your feedback. First...
  • Blog Post: Clear my Tracks: yes please!!!!

    First let me introduce myself. My name is Uche Enuha and I am a recent college graduate hire to the Internet Explorer team. I am a Program Manager working on the User Experience team. Now to the main point. There is a new feature in IE7 called ‘Delete Browsing History’ that gives users an easy way to...
  • Blog Post: Better Website Identification and Extended Validation Certificates in IE7 and Other Browsers

    Today I want to tell you about both our established plan to highlight secure sites in IE7 but also to tell you about some early thinking in the industry about creating stronger standards for identity on the internet. IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror in making the experience...
  • Blog Post: Genuine Windows and Browsers

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience...
  • Blog Post: Toolbars in IE7 Beta 1

    Yesterday, rumors were circulating stating that the IE 7 beta 1 release causes the Google and Yahoo! toolbars to vanish. As Dean stated in Scoble’s blog , we support Google’s and Yahoo’s (and anyone else’s) toolbar in Beta 1 and will do so in the final release. In our internal testing, we have not...
  • Blog Post: Security is an Industry Problem

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I've received enough questions in email from different people about a recent vulnerability in another browser that I wanted to post something here. I think the best place...
  • Blog Post: Netscape 8 Beta, the IE Platform, and the IE Browser

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I haven’t tried the Netscape beta yet, but I have read that it allows users to switch between the Gecko rendering engine (the one used in Firefox) and Internet Explorer’s...
  • Blog Post: A fresh IE security update

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Earlier this week we released the latest security update for IE, MS04-038 . We’ve been working on this since XPSP2 shipped, and it’s nice to see it made available to customers on Windows Update . This update...
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