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  • Blog Post: Updates from the “Project Spartan” Developer Workshop

    Today we’re excited to host some of our top web site partners, enterprise developers and web framework authors at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus for a "Project Spartan" developer workshop to get an early look at Windows 10’s new default browsing experience as it rapidly approaches a public preview...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Enterprise Site Discovery support on IE8, IE9, IE10 and new privacy enhancements

    Rumors of Internet Explorer’s demise have been greatly exaggerated! We encourage all of our customers to stay up-to-date on the latest version of Internet Explorer and we are continuing to make it easier to upgrade than ever before. Today, we’re announcing two new updates to Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Making it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10

    As we shared last year , a top priority for Microsoft is helping our Enterprise customers stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. This is particularly important for Windows 7 customers who are upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 by January 12, 2016 to continue receiving security updates...
  • Blog Post: Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build

    Yesterday, we announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan.” Designed for Windows 10, Spartan provides a more interoperable, reliable, and discoverable experience with advanced features including the ability to annotate on web pages, a distraction...
  • Blog Post: Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update , expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the...
  • Blog Post: Living on the edge – our next step in helping the web just work

    Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. In line with our commitment to interoperability and compatibility , this update includes over 2000 fixes for interoperability issues, support for 20 new platform features, and our new...
  • Blog Post: Making it easier for Enterprises to stay up-to-date

    As we shared in May , a top priority for Microsoft is helping customers upgrade and stay up to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today at TechEd Europe , we are making two announcements to help customers upgrade and stay up-to-date: Starting in November, we are expanding the functionality...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Enterprise Site Discovery Toolkit for Internet Explorer 11

    Today, we’re announcing a new capability in Internet Explorer 11 that allows IT Pros to discover which of their Enterprise line of business applications are truly critical and used by their users. Together with Enterprise Mode IE , this toolkit helps simplify Enterprise upgrades. Download the Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available...
  • Blog Post: Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11

    Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: modern.IE Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary and 1 Million Hours Saved

    Since the launch of modern.IE in January of 2013, developers taking advantage of the free virtual testing tools on the site have collectively saved over 1 million hours testing time . Join us in congratulating the team on the anniversary and the milestone. Learn more about the anniversary over at...
  • Blog Post: Flash in Windows 8

    Starting tomorrow, we are updating Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority of sites with...
  • Blog Post: modern.IE – A new set of tools to help test web site compatibility

    Yesterday, we launched modern.IE , a new set of tools and resources to help developers test their sites for the over 50% of users who run various versions of Internet Explorer. modern.IE includes a wizard that scans a Web page URL for common interoperability problems and suggests some ideas for how to...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Docs Debuts with Developer Resources

    Today, we are taking another step forward in helping developers achieve the goal of interoperability through same markup. We’re happy to be part of creating Web Platform Docs (WPD) , a new W3C hosted community resource for developers and designers who use open Web standards. For developers the Web is...
  • Blog Post: Optical Zooming in Legacy Document Modes

    Internet Explorer 9 introduced sub-pixel font positioning as part of its hardware-accelerated rendering of HTML5 content as described in this IEBlog post . That was an important step into the future as it enabled zoom-independent text metrics—an important characteristic when pinch-zoom is...
  • Blog Post: Legacy DX Filters Removed from IE10 Release Preview

    Internet Explorer’s commitment to achieving the goal of consistent “same markup, same results” across browsers is evidenced, in part, by IE9’s and IE10’s addition of CSS3 features that enable Web sites to move to standards-based features for their graphical effects. Earlier we wrote that Internet...
  • Blog Post: Building cross-browser plugin-free experiences

    We've talked about how the transition to a plug-in free Web is happening today. Lots of Web browsing happens on devices that simply don’t support plug-ins. Web sites that use plug-ins need to understand what their customers experience when browsing plug-in free . In case you missed it, check out Rey...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Compat Inspector

    Compat Inspector is now available for IE10. Use Compat Inspector to quickly identify if Internet Explorer platform changes affect your site. Whether you're preparing for IE10 or still updating for IE9, run Compat Inspector on any page experiencing problems. Then watch for messages explaining potential...
  • Blog Post: Interoperable HTML5 Quirks Mode in IE10

    The fourth IE10 platform preview includes enhanced HTML5 support by using an interoperable quirks mode based on the behavior defined in HTML5. This HTML5-based quirks mode is the default quirks mode in IE10. Users and Web developers want sites to just work across browsers. A key part...
  • Blog Post: Moving to Standards-based Web Graphics in IE10

    Users expect to visit any site on the Internet with any browser and enjoy a similar quality experience. We first discussed Internet Explorer’s commitment to achieving the goal of consistent “same markup, same results” across browsers in a post on March 16, 2010 announcing the release...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Security Part 4: Protecting Consumers from Malicious Mixed Content

    Mixed content on a Web page puts consumers at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks, especially as consumers spend more time browsing from untrusted public networks (like free WiFi in coffee shops and airports). An attacker can view page content that a consumer expected to be delivered securely, and even...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.1 Available via Windows Update

    The June 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves seven vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that were disclosed in coordination with Microsoft. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Compat Inspector

    With IE9 now released , we want you to serve IE the same markup as you do for other browsers, and make sure your site works great running in IE9 standards mode. We recently blogged about preparing your site for IE9 , and you can check out the Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility Cookbook...
  • Blog Post: A More Compatible IE9, Through Your Feedback

    Throughout IE9, we have written about how users and developers expect browsers to be compatible with the sites they use every day. This blog post covers a few ways we measure and ensure compatibility with the Web and how your feedback made a difference . Measuring compatibility...
  • Blog Post: IE9’s Document Modes and JavaScript

    Internet Explorer 9 standards document mode enables the same markup and same script to work across browsers. You should use Internet Explorer 9 standards document mode to take advantage of new features in the ECMAScript, Fifth Edition standard (ES5) and IE9’s enhanced DOM programmability ....
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