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  • Blog Post: Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

    On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box ( http://uservoice.modern.ie ) on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides...
  • Blog Post: Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

    The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra , the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9 , IE10 and...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Today, the Windows 10 Technical Preview was launched to give an early look at what’s next for Windows. Only available to install by joining the Windows Insider Program , the Technical Preview is also the best way to see the latest from Internet Explorer so join today. In this post we’re sharing...
  • Blog Post: Updates to our platform roadmap

    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE , today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature...
  • 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: Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

    We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users . This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11 ! In April , we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and...
  • Blog Post: August updates for Internet Explorer

    The August update for Internet Explorer includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. As discussed on the Windows blog , we’ll continue to use our existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements in addition to security updates. ...
  • Blog Post: Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer

    As we shared in May , Microsoft is prioritizing helping users stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today we would like to share important information on migration resources, upgrade guidance, and details on support timelines to help you plan for moving to the latest Internet...
  • Blog Post: Vertical writing mode improvements in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 June 2014 update improves and advances vertical writing mode layout. This enables features such as constant center baseline and ruby positioning preserving line height. Together, those improvements enable rich, interactive textbooks and publications for locales supporting vertical...
  • Blog Post: Passwords in IE11

    Today’s Web relies on passwords as a form of authentication, which means people have to log into a variety of different services every day. Not only is typing passwords on touch devices cumbersome, but people are creating weak passwords and using the same password for every site, making them more vulnerable...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Internet Explorer Developer Channel

    Summary: Go get the new Internet Explorer Developer Channel at devchannel.modern.IE ! Just a few weeks ago , we talked about creating a more open dialog between the IE team and the Web development community. Today we’re excited to announce the release of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel...
  • Blog Post: Support a Live Tile for your website on Windows and Windows Phone 8.1

    tl;dr : Have an RSS feed? Build a Live Tile for your Web site within minutes at buildmypinnedsite.com . Enabling Web powered Start screens With Internet Explorer, users can put their favorite Web sites right beside their favorite apps by pinning them to the Windows and Windows Phone Start Screens...
  • Blog Post: What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

    We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously , we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing...
  • 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: Happy Holidays from the IE Team!

    In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share some GPU-powered HTML5 and CSS3 holiday cheer. Check out Holiday Lites to brighten your screen and test your browser’s layout and rendering performance. This demo shows how IE11 updates content incrementally rather than needing to layout and render the...
  • Blog Post: IE11 Virtual Machines Now Available on modern.IE

    With the recent release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 , we have added IE11 for Windows 7 and IE11 on Windows 8.1 to the suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE for testing Internet Explorer across platforms and versions. We have also updated all of the virtual machines based on your...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers

    Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing , Resource Timing , User Timing , and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand the real-world performance of navigating, fetching resources...
  • Blog Post: EtchMark Under the Hood: Building a Website that Handles Touch, Mouse, and Pen – and Device Shakes

    EtchMark is a new take on the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, showcasing IE11’s improved support for touch and emerging Web standards (including Pointer Events and Device Orientation ). In this post, we’ll walk through several features that you can easily add to your own sites to build an experience...
  • Blog Post: Building world-ready applications in JavaScript using IE11

    Building world-ready applications in JavaScript using IE11 With Internet Explorer 11, Web applications can now use JavaScript ECMAScript Internationalization APIs , which provide a standard JavaScript based interface to deliver great world-ready experiences such as number, date, time and currency...
  • 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: New Performance Scanning Tools on modern.IE Enable Faster Real-World Sites and Improved User Experiences

    Today we released improvements to the modern.IE code scanner that help developers identify common patterns that improve real-site performance and can make a real impact on what users do on sites they visit. We also published a new tutorial that shows how swish.com used a combination of modern.IE and...
  • Blog Post: Enhanced Rich Editing Experiences in IE11

    With Internet Explorer 11, Web-based applications and sites can offer rich editing experiences enabling users to easily capture and share data. Online and cloud-based content creation scenarios, such as e-mail and Web-based document editing—including Office 365, rely on the contentEditable feature...
  • Blog Post: Enabling new interoperable panning experiences through the CSS Scrolling Snap Points Specification

    Today, we submitted a new proposal to the W3C, CSS Scrolling Snap Points, designed to enable fast and fluid panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. These APIs enable developers to more easily build panning experiences such as paginated...
  • Blog Post: Introducing BrowserSwarm – Spend less time testing your next JavaScript project

    Today, along with appendTo and Sauce Labs , we are releasing BrowserSwarm – an open source tool that helps Web developers automate testing of their JavaScript frameworks and libraries across devices and browsers. Quality frameworks are the foundation for the modern Web, but framework developers often...
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