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  • 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: Developer Guidance for Web Sites with Flash Content in Windows 8

    The Windows 8 Release Preview includes a new power-optimized, touch-friendly Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Flash content on compatible Web sites will now play in Metro style IE10. Metro style IE10 with Flash on Windows 8 enables people to see more of the Web working with high quality, especially compared...
  • Blog Post: Go Beyond Pan, Zoom, and Tap Using Gesture Events

    Based on your feedback, we’ve improved how sites can build advanced touch experiences using gesture events in IE10 on the Windows 8 Release Preview . Earlier we wrote about first steps Web developers should take to make sure their sites are touch-friendly and how to build new experiences that work...
  • Blog Post: Adapting Your Site to Different Window Sizes

    IE10 in the Windows 8 Release Preview supports the width and height properties of the W3C Working Draft CSS Device Adaptation . This gives Web developers a simple tool to control automatic content scaling across various window dimensions. In particular, it enables Web sites to easily adapt to Windows...
  • Blog Post: IE8 videos on Channel 9

    Myself as well as some other people from the team recently sat down with Charles Torre from Channel 9 to talk about IE8. We thought you might enjoy these: Accelerators with Jon Seitel Developer Tools with John Hrvatin Search with Sharon Cohen Web Slices with Jane Kim You can check out...
  • Blog Post: Yahoo! ships customized IE7 beta 2

    We often talk with our partners about all the ways they can take advantage of the extensibility in IE7. Today, Yahoo! released something new and (I think) pretty cool. “Internet Explorer 7 optimized by Yahoo!” presets the homepage and search to Yahoo properties. Of course, users can easily change the...
  • Blog Post: Search in IE7 (Part 2)

    I posted previously that in IE7, the user is in control of search, and that changing the default search provider (as well as modifying the list of search engines in IE7’s list) is easy. In this post I’ll describe some of the specifics and recap feedback we’ve gotten from users. The short version:...
  • Blog Post: Time, Time, Time, see what’s become of me...

    Hello again. This is Peter Gurevich, Program Manager for all things rendering and display related on IE. How are all of you enjoying the IE7 Beta 2 preview refresh? I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of Time. Now before we launch off into some big Physics discussion (which would be...
  • Blog Post: More on Simple List Extensions

    There are two posts on the RSS team blog about the use of the Simple List Extensions , which have been implemented by IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform. The first is Simple List Extensions in action , and it shows examples of live sites (like Amazon.com, eBay and Yahoo) using the RSS extensions to...
  • Blog Post: New IE7 Build Available from MIX06!

    Today is the first day of the MIX06 conference. Internet Explorer team members are presenting this week on much of the work we've done for IE7. As part of the conference, we're handing out the "Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit" on CD. This toolkit has a roll up of the IE7 information we've published...
  • Blog Post: Sample RSS Screensaver

    Walter has posted details about the RSS Screensaver sample that’s recently gone live on MSDN. If you have IE7 Beta 2 Preview installed (and who doesn’t?), subscribe to a couple of photo feeds (RSS feeds with pictures as enclosures – examples are in Walter’s post) and the screen saver will automatically...
  • Blog Post: IE7 Shapes Up

    I am sitting here with Molly Holzschlag and Andy Clarke at the W3C Technical Plenary meeting in Mandelieu, France and I am showing them our latest bits, which we plan to hand out for the MIX06 conference (and yes, we’ll hand out publicly after the conference too). They wanted to give me a little challenge...
  • Blog Post: Page Zoom in IE7

    Hello again, I hope you have been enjoying the IE7 Beta. Today I want to briefly tell you about one of the cool new features we have developed for IE7: Page Zoom. This feature allows the user to effectively zoom in on a web page to make it easier to see and read. Studies have shown that approximately...
  • Blog Post: Favorites Center

    I am Jeremy Epling, a Program Manager on the IE User Experience team. One of my foci for IE7 has been improving the Favorites and History experience. I want to tell you about the new features we added and the motivation that was behind them. The IE6 experience for managing your Favorites and History...
  • Blog Post: IE7 Printing: An Experience You Won’t Want To Miss

    In my previous post , I gave a glimpse of what to come in IE7 and printing. Now that the Beta 2 Preview build is publicly available I like to walk you through all the additions we added to printing and print preview. Internal studies showed that printing is the second most used feature after navigation...
  • Blog Post: ClearType Text in IE7

    Hello there, I’m Peter Gurevich, one of the many program managers on the IE team. My primary feature area focus is on the rendering and display in the browser, including the decoding and display of images and the rendering of Text. I wanted to briefly chat with you all about a change to the way...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for CSS in Beta 2 Preview?

    We have heard all your feedback asking us for full CSS compliance. With the now public available Beta 2 Preview build on XP, we get a big step closer to this goal. Chris talked about our priorities for IE7 before , but I want to give more detail on our work with CSS. We had 3 objectives, in priority...
  • Blog Post: Part 1: Hello feeds

    Hi, I'm Jane. Everyone I know spends their free time browsing the internet… whether it’s catching up on the news, reading friends’ blog, or looking for that perfect web deal, book, person. But scanning a site to see what you’ve read versus what’s new can be tiring. And it’s frustrating to find that there...
  • Blog Post: Security issue in IE7?

    We received reports this morning that a security researcher had found a bug in the IE7 Beta 2 Preview release. This issue reportedly crashes IE and is exploitable to execute arbitrary code on the user’s computer. Naturally, we take the security of IE and our users’ safety very seriously, so we investigated...
  • Blog Post: Frequently Asked Questions for the IE7 Beta 2 Preview

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 Hi, I'm Al Billings. I'm a project manager on the Internet Explorer team. I haven't posted before but you have probably seen comments from me from time to time on the blog...
  • Blog Post: Please send us your feedback on the IE7 Beta 2 Preview

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 Hi, I’m Jason Watters, a Program Manager on the Internet Explorer Team. As Dean just announced, the IE7 Beta 2 Preview is now available for download. We hope you are looking...
  • Blog Post: Native XMLHTTPRequest object

    Hello, I’m Sunava Dutta and I am a Program Manager in the Internet Explorer team. I’m excited to mention that IE7 will support a scriptable native version of XMLHTTP. This can be instantiated using the same syntax across different browsers and decouples AJAX functionality from an ActiveX enabled environment...
  • Blog Post: IE December Security Update – addressing scattered reports of odd browser behavior

    We have received scattered reports of users experiencing odd browser behavior after installing our most recent security update . Some of you have reported opening a browser window that promptly hangs IE, others have reported opening links that render blank, and finally we have reports of multiple windows...
  • Blog Post: New XSS vulnerability in IE

    Just a quick paste of a comment on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog addressing the recent questions around the XSS issue we are investigating - We've received some questions regarding a reported cross-site scripting (XSS) issue affecting Internet Explorer. Google Desktop was used in...
  • Blog Post: IE Security Update Impact to Security and Compatibility

    We’ve heard some concerns about the potential impact of recent IE updates, and I want to give you background on these updates so you can understand the impact. It is a top goal of ours to keep users safe and web pages working as the author intended. The great majority of users and developers should...
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