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  • Blog Post: Pointer Events W3C Recommendation, Interoperable Touch, and Removing the Dreaded 300ms Tap Delay

    Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a final Recommendation standard . This journey began a little over 2 years ago when we first submitted our proposal to the W3C for a common event model across pointing input devices. Since then, the spec has evolved and improved with the collaboration of Mozilla...
  • 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: 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: Status roadmap update: srcset, <main> element, and date inputs in development

    Today we’re updating our platform roadmap with a few more features that we’ve started working on: Responsive Images: image srcset To take advantage of high resolution screens, it’s desirable to provide higher resolution image resources. While today’s devices come with all sorts of different resolution...
  • 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: Celebrating HTML5 Recommendation with the W3C

    Today, while several Internet Explorer team members are at W3C TPAC 2014 , the IE team is happy to join Microsoft Open Technologies , other browser vendors, and the web community at large in celebrating the HTML5 specification reaching W3C Recommendation . This milestone represents many years of commitment...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build...
  • 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 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: Online Professional Quality Video: Premium media experiences without plug-ins in Internet Explorer 11

    Internet Explorer 11 introduces new plug-in free audio and video streaming that is based on the latest proposed extensions to the HTML5 video specifications and is built on the latest operating system media and power management capabilities. The new media features in Internet Explorer 11 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: IE11: Touch Browsing for Today’s Web and Beyond

    Internet Explorer 11 in the Windows 8.1 Preview continues the innovative touch support introduced in Windows 8 with new touch features, improvements to existing touch features, and new developer APIs. This blog post showcases just some of the ways touch support in Windows 8.1 with IE11 is even better...
  • Blog Post: Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices

    As part of today’s Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Preview is now also available. Fast, fluid and perfect for touch, IE11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes – an experience where sites and apps...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Professional-Quality Online Video: New Specifications for Interoperable Captioning

    Video captioning on the Web is about to get significantly better, putting in place another critical building block for enabling professional-quality online video delivery and playback. To achieve the experience of broadcast television, the Web needs to provide captioning capabilities including word highlighting...
  • Blog Post: Imagining a More Engaging Web: 3rd Anniversary of IE Test Drive

    As developers build on the full capabilities of HTML5, touch, and hardware accelerated graphics, the web today is more engaging for consumers than many imagined. The experiences developers are building today simply were not possible just a few years ago. Saturday marked the third anniversary of the...
  • Blog Post: Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5

    Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5 The Web is more engaging and productive for consumers, as developers unlock the full potential of HTML5. In this guest blog post, Anton Molleda of Plain Concepts talks about his experience and learnings while developing Vcylone , a social video...
  • Blog Post: IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

    Internet Explorer 10 is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today . We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. With this final release, IE10 brings the same leading standards support, with improved...
  • 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: Penguin Mark: Blazing Fast Holiday Fun

    We don’t want the holiday season to pass without sharing another new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Penguin Mark and enjoy some GPU-powered holiday fun. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D Reach Candidate Recommendation Status

    Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. The specifications are on track for finalization by 2014. We want to congratulate the W3C on this achievement and bringing...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

    Creating high performance Web applications is crucial for every Web developer, be it a Web site that runs on a standards based Web browser or a Windows Store App. Microsoft recently hosted the BUILD 2012 conference at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. At this conference, I had the opportunity to share...
  • Blog Post: W3C Charters Pointer Events Working Group

    Following Microsoft’s submission of the Pointer Events specification , the W3C announced Friday the launch of the Pointer Events Working Group . The group intends to use Microsoft's proposal, based on the APIs available today in IE10 on Windows 8, as the starting point for a Recommendation track specification...
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