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  • Blog Post: A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine

    As we announced last month , Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering...
  • Blog Post: February 2015 security updates for Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009 This critical security update resolves one publicly reported and 40 privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009 . Security Update for Flash Player (3021953) This security update...
  • Blog Post: Simplified Adaptive Video Streaming: Announcing support for HLS and DASH in Windows 10

    Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 introduced support for Professional Quality Video using Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). With Windows 10, Microsoft is announcing browser support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and enhanced support for MPEG DASH in the new EdgeHTML...
  • Blog Post: Updates for the F12 developer tools in the Windows 10 January Technical Preview

    Last week, we shared the latest news for the Windows 10 Web platform and introduced Project Spartan, the browser built for Windows 10. In addition to building Project Spartan, we have been hard at work updating the Internet Explorer developer tools in Windows 10. Today we want to show you the latest...
  • Blog Post: IE test VMs on modern.IE get a refresh

    To help web developers test versions of Internet Explorer more easily, we’ve had a suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE since January of 2013. Today we released another refresh of the VMs to incorporate feedback and to update the base Windows versions. The changes we’ve made...
  • Blog Post: April 2014 Internet Explorer Updates

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018 - Critical This security update resolves six 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: 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 Developer Preview for Windows 7: Enabling Next Generation Sites and Apps - Faster

    With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview , Internet Explorer 11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. IE11 on Windows 7 offers the same improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation...
  • Blog Post: IE Dev Center: Finding the resources you need, quickly

    Last week we launched a remodeled Internet Explorer Developer Center ( msdn.com/ie ) to make it easier for developers to find the comprehensive documentation quickly. Based on your feedback, we’ve adjusted our site structure as part of a larger Windows Dev Center redesign in order to: Make it easier...
  • Blog Post: IEAK 10 now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) now supports building custom Internet Explorer 10 packages for Windows 7 and Windows 8. IEAK 10 simplifies the creation, deployment, and management of customized Internet Explorer 10 packages. You can download IEAK 10 from http://ieak.microsoft.com ....
  • Blog Post: IE10 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit Available for Windows 7

    Business and organizations that want to manage their own update schedule can use the IE10 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 10. This Blocker Toolkit—like its predecessors for IE9, IE8, and IE7—is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. While we...
  • Blog Post: A Browser for All Windows Customers: it’s about and, not or

    The topic of what some customers need from a browser saw a lot of attention in headlines (e.g. Mozilla to enterprise customers: "Drop dead" ) last week. Both Google employees and Mozilla community members alike ( link ) explained that to support consumers, their browsers cannot fulfill the needs of large...
  • 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: Internet Explorer 9 Now Available in 93 Languages

    Internet Explorer 9 is now available in more local languages than any other browser on Windows. Today, we released support for IE9 in 53 additional languages, making IE9 available in a total of 93 languages: Please visit the Worldwide downloads page to download IE9 in a language of your choice. Here...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate available via Automatic Update

    Starting today, Monday, February 14, 2011, the Automatic Update (AU) feature of Windows Update (WU) will offer users of Internet Explorer 9 Beta an upgrade to the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate. This rollout will start with a narrow audience and expand over the next few days to cover all Internet...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available

    The February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user...
  • Blog Post: Participating at W3C’s TPAC 2009

    This week the W3C holds its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting (TPAC 2009). There will be about a dozen people from the IE team participating and this is a valuable opportunity to continue working together with other W3C members on the next generation of web standards. High quality...
  • Blog Post: IE8: Nine Things You Didn't Know You Could Do

    Our typical posts here are original information about the product from the people who built the product. This morning, I ran across a well-written article from PC Magazine with “some tips about features that you may not have noticed” in IE8. We try to post a lot of useful information on this site...
  • Blog Post: IE Setup Experience, just the facts (and the screenshots)

    This post walks through the IE setup experience and the choices it offers users. There have been a bunch of web postings recently that have described aspects of IE setup and first run, not entirely accurately. We hope this information clarifies some of your questions about upgrading to IE8 on Windows...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Installation: the User is in Control

    As a follow-up to my prior blog post about Automatic Update/Windows Update distribution that began gradually in April, I want to provide an overview of the control users have over the installation and experience. First, to reiterate what I explained last month: when offered by Automatic Update, IE8...
  • Blog Post: Prepare for Automatic Update distribution of IE8

    In January we blogged about our plan to distribute IE8 via Automatic Update/Windows Update (for simplicity, we'll refer to this as Automatic Update for the rest of this blog post). This post provides some additional information about how users and administrators are in control of browser upgrades. ...
  • Blog Post: Fixing Reliability Issues in IE8

    In a previous post , Andy wrote about some of the new features we introduced to improve reliability in Internet Explorer, such as Loosely Coupled IE and Automatic Crash Recovery. These features help minimize the impact of reliability issues (such as crashes and hangs) once our users encounter them, allowing...
  • Blog Post: RE: IE8 Beta Feedback

    Thank you to everyone who has provided the IE Team with feedback on IE8. Your dedication to making this product the best it can be is truly amazing. Here is an update on the feedback channels mentioned in IE8 Beta Feedback blog post back in March of 2008: IE8 Technical Beta – We invited a group...
  • Blog Post: More Web Standards Tests Submitted to the W3C

    Internet Explorer 8 represents a leap forward in support for web standards. We believe that IE8 has the first complete implementation of CSS 2.1 in the industry and it is fully compliant with the current CSS 2.1 test suite. The only way to know if a browser has correctly implemented a specification...
  • Blog Post: IE Chat Rescheduled

    The March IE Chat will be rescheduled for March 25 th at 10:00AM PST/18:00 UTC. A significant number of the IE PM team will be attending the Mix09 conference in Las Vegas on March 18-20 th and didn’t want to miss out on chat. We apologize for any inconvenience. See you next Wednesday! Thanks! Allison...
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