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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: 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: Bringing asm.js to the Chakra JavaScript engine in Windows 10

    Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie . Support for asm.js has been one of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December . Delivering an interoperable & spec compliant JavaScript engine with...
  • Blog Post: HTTP Strict Transport Security comes to Internet Explorer

    As part of our ongoing commitment to help build an interoperable, secure web that “just works,” we're excited to announce support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in Internet Explorer. This change can be previewed using Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and will come to...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

    Last year, we committed to the principle that the mobile web should just work for everyone , and introduced hundreds of targeted improvements to Internet Explorer in the Windows Phone 8.1 Update to dramatically improve interoperability with the mobile web. In November , we revealed the 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: 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: Announcing RemoteIE: Test the latest IE on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

    Update 11/12/2014: Windows Phone client preview now available for RemoteApp. Today, we’re excited to announce the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Welcome to //BUILD

    This year’s BUILD conference is June 26-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This will be the first broad discussion and distribution of the next versions of Windows and Internet Explorer, and we hope to see many of you there! The IE engineering team will have seven presentations...
  • Blog Post: New on modern.IE: Free VM Downloads, Windows 8 QuickStart Kits, Enhanced Code-Scanning Tools, and More

    Today, we are updating modern.IE with enhanced tools and resources to help you test your sites for modern browsers like Internet Explorer 9 and 10, while also helping you support older versions of browsers. These enhancements address the most common feedback, suggestions, and requests that we have received...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.11 Available via Windows Update

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-071 - Critical This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited...
  • Blog Post: IEAK 10 for Windows 8 now available

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) for Windows 8 is now available for download at http://ieak.microsoft.com . IEAK 10 simplifies the creation, deployment, and management of customized Internet Explorer 10 packages. IT Professionals can use IEAK 10 to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SmartScreen & Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates

    Today two Certificate Authorities (CAs), Symantec and DigiCert , announced the introduction of EV code signing certificates. Their announcement is a positive development for users and businesses because it helps both sides reduce fraud and increase trust. We want to provide some more details...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.8 Available via Windows Update

    The July 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet...
  • Blog Post: Windows Consumer Preview: The Fifth IE10 Platform Preview

    With IE10 in Windows 8, we reimagined the browser. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. Consumers can now enjoy more touch-friendly and beautiful, fast and fluid Web applications with the updated IE10 engine included in the Windows Consumer Preview . This fifth...
  • Blog Post: Let It Snow... Faster!

    In the spirit of the holiday season, we offer a new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Let It Snow and get ready for a GPU-powered snow storm. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5 canvas, SVG, CSS...
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