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  • Blog Post: Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web

    Together with the industry-leading expertise of Skype, we’re excited to announce development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC , a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality. We aim to make browser-based calls more convenient by removing the need to download...
  • 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: 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 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: December 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-097 - Critical This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully...
  • Blog Post: November 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-088 - Critical This security update resolves ten privately reported and one publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit Available for Windows 7

    Business and organizations that want to manage their own update schedule can use the IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 11. This Blocker Toolkit—like its predecessors for IE10, IE9, IE8, and IE7—is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. While...
  • 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: October 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-080 - Critical This security update resolves eight privately reported and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: September 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-069 - Critical This security update resolves ten privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully...
  • Blog Post: August 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-059 - Critical This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially-crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully...
  • 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: Pinned Sites in Windows 8

    The Windows 8 Start screen is the best place to find and stay connected to all your favorite apps and content. App tiles are alive with activity and show you fresh and tailored content so you know what’s new in your world. We’ve written about Internet Explorer 10’s Metro style browsing...
  • Blog Post: Launch Options for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8

    IE10 is a new browsing experience built in lockstep with Windows 8 to give you all the advantages that Metro style applications offer. We built that experience by extending IE’s underlying architecture to provide a fast, fully hardware accelerated browsing engine with strong security and support...
  • Blog Post: Safer and Faster Downloads in IE9

    IE9’s download notification bar helps you focus on your browsing and keeps downloads out of your way. It streamlines the “quick download” scenarios which account for a majority of downloads. Overall, the IE9 file download experience offers: a streamlined end-to-end download flow, the ability to pause...
  • Blog Post: How to make IE open new tabs faster

    Browser add-ons are a great way to enhance the experience and capabilities of your Web browser. Add-ons are loaded by IE when you open a new browser window or tab. This is usually a quick process, but certain add-ons may cause IE to take a longer time than expected. For example, after installing Skype...
  • Blog Post: How we used user research data to help design Compatibility View

    There have already been a few posts on Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 8 ( here , here , here , here , here , and here ), but none have gone into detail about the user research data we used to help design this feature. We collected data on Compatibility View throughout the IE8 beta releases and...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Smart Address bar: What’s new

    During the IE8 beta periods, we unveiled a bunch of exciting new changes to the address bar. Throughout the beta period, we observed how the feature was being used and listened to your feedback. Two major themes developed from this feedback: performance, and control. Performance Although the Smart...
  • Blog Post: Making the Web Bigger Part 1: Improvements to Zoom

    As display technologies advance and the world begins to fully embrace accessibility on the web, the Zoom and High DPI experience of all browsers has become increasingly important. This is the first in a series of posts describing changes and improvements to Internet Explorer 8 to enable a more readable...
  • Blog Post: IE8 on Windows 7: The New Taskbar

    Hi again! I’m Helen Drislane, a Program Manager on the IE team and I will be discussing how IE integrates into the new Windows 7 taskbar. Since the new taskbar was completely redesigned to improve window management, I will first describe the new behavior of the taskbar, then talk about how IE takes...
  • Blog Post: Customization in IE8

    I am a user interface tester on the Internet Explorer team and one of my favorite things about any application is the ability to personalize the program to give it your own look and feel. I am never content with ubiquitous one-size–fits-all solutions and really look forward to products that value...
  • Blog Post: Handling script errors from three different perspectives

    For the past several months, I’ve had the unique pleasure of helping to diagnose a variety of web site compatibility problems. Now I realize that I just called debugging web site issues a “unique pleasure”—why? Because I was able to use IE8’s enhanced script error dialog and developer tools! I found...
  • Blog Post: Accelerator Spotlight

    Accelerators are a robust and customizable way of bringing you closer to the services you use most. We’ve said a lot about the technology behind Accelerators and how to build on it, but I thought it might be nice to step back for a minute and look at some of the things people have already built. So for...
  • Blog Post: Change in Toolbar Management

    Internet Explorer 8 now allows users to more easily manage their toolbars and add-ons. Feedback from Internet Explorer 7 users clearly indicated that there is a need for easier management of toolbar and add-ons. Our IE7 user feedback showed that less experienced users had problems with hiding toolbars...
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