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  • 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 key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

    The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra , the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9 , IE10 and...
  • 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: Getting Ready for MIX06!

    Hi, I’m Cyra Richardson, relatively new Lead Program Manager on the IE team. As the new person, I was handed the opportunity to coordinate the content for the IE team’s participation at MIX06 . It’s Friday, Tony is running on next to no sleep, Peter is running around trying to make sure the latest IE...
  • Blog Post: Clear my Tracks: yes please!!!!

    First let me introduce myself. My name is Uche Enuha and I am a recent college graduate hire to the Internet Explorer team. I am a Program Manager working on the User Experience team. Now to the main point. There is a new feature in IE7 called ‘Delete Browsing History’ that gives users an easy way to...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the IE team at the India Development Center (IDC)

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I am Puneet Arora and I’m a Program Manager on the IE team at Microsoft’s India Development Center (IDC). The team started just 6 months ago and has just the right mix...
  • Blog Post: IE development in China

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Tony Chor , Rob Franco , and myself are in Beijing today as we make our way to Kuala Lumpur for the Hack-In-The-Box conference . We have a great team over here in what we call the ATC (Advanced Technology...
  • Blog Post: Principles behind IE7’s Phishing Filter

    My last post was intended to introduce our overall security strategy and the specific features in IE7 Beta1 for XP SP2 and Windows Vista. A lot of responses to my post were questions about why and how the Microsoft Phishing Filter in IE7 will check websites. We have also have heard from a number of site...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer turns 10

    The first Microsoft product I ever shipped, Windows 95, launched 10 years ago today. Around the same time we also launched Internet Explorer 1.0 (though with considerably less fanfare), which quickly gave way to IE 2.0 (which shipped with the Plus! Pack for Windows 95). 6 years later we launched Windows...
  • Blog Post: Search in Beta 1

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Hi, I’m Aaron Sauve, Program Manager focused on features relating to the Internet Explorer user interface. One of these features is web search. Now that Beta 1 is out in the...
  • Blog Post: Back from Black Hat

    After some very long days and nights, the IE delegation is back from Vegas . Some sessions I found especially interesting: Alex S & Scott Stender – Attacking Web Services Jeremiah Grossman – Phishing with Super Bait tamos Johnny Long – Google Hacking for Penetration Testers They did...
  • Blog Post: RSS Features in IE 7 for XP and Windows Vista Beta 1

    Hi! I’m Jane Kim, program manager for RSS in Internet Explorer. Now that Beta 1 of IE 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista are released, I want to introduce to you the RSS features that are available in this release. You may be asking what RSS is. It stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it’s a...
  • Blog Post: Make printing work better with the Web

    As promised , I want to talk today a little bit more about printing experience in IE7. Printing is after navigation/search one of the most used features but it still lacks the fidelity of like say a photo printing program. Why is that? Content for the Web is in general not designed for printing...
  • Blog Post: Standards and CSS in IE

    I’m very happy that we’ve shipped IE 7 beta 1. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our CSS implementation. I feel badly about this, but we have been focused on how to get the most done overall...
  • Blog Post: Ease the Pain with IE6 Printing

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Before we start let me shortly introduce Adrian Bateman. He is the developer currently working on our IE7 print experience. Since he works out of Microsoft's offices in...
  • Blog Post: Clarifying Low-Rights IE

    Hi, I’m Rob Franco, Lead Program Manager for IE Security. Today I want to focus on clearing up a few details about an important feature that we’re calling “Low-Rights IE”. “Low-Rights IE” is one of several new features that we’re working on to help keep users safe. It is a defense-in-depth feature...
  • Blog Post: IE7 Tabbed Browsing Implementation

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Hey, I’m Tony Schreiner, a developer on the IE team. I’ve been working on IE for a little over a year, and at Microsoft for over six years. My personal blog is over here ...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7 User Agent String

    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 is fast approaching. A tiny but significant code change was checked in this week: Internet Explorer's new User-Agent string. The User-Agent (or UA) string is sent along in the headers of every HTTP request so the server knows what type of browser is making the request. For...
  • Blog Post: IE7 Transparent PNG Implementation

    My name is Sam Fortiner and I’m a developer on the Internet Explorer team here at Microsoft. I joined the company about a year ago when I was given the opportunity to work on IE. Since then I’ve worked on several aspects of IE and recently settled down into the layout and display team. As part of my...
  • Blog Post: IE7 beta 1 – A few details…

    We’ve heard some great feedback on what web developers would like to see in IE7, both from the responses to my last post and from the resources I referred to.  The rest of the team was cranking away while I was away on parental leave, and I wanted to share a few details about what they were doing: The...
  • Blog Post: Table Rendering

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 A comment from Dave P on this blog touched on the interesting aspect of table rendering. Dave said “ IE renders pages differently from, say firefox. One of the noticeable...
  • Blog Post: Security Issues That Aren’t – Part 2

    Part 1 of Security Issues That Aren't gave rise to a lot of interesting comments. Hearing back from you is really helpful in terms of understanding what issues folks are dealing with and where we need to focus our attention. To those of you who suggested I should worry more about security issues that...
  • Blog Post: IE content-type logic

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 This being my first post on the IE blog, I should introduce myself quickly. My name is Vishu Gupta; I am a developer on the IE team. There have been several posts in the recent...
  • Blog Post: IE Security Zones

    Greetings. My name is Mike Friedman. I’m on the Internet Explorer Security Test Team. In IE, the different areas of the Web are partitioned into a set of security zones. The topic I would like to talk about is programmatically adding sites to those zones. Zones were introduced in IE4 as a way to give...
  • Blog Post: Security Issues That Aren’t – Part 1

    My name is Patrick Mann and I’m a security tester on the IE team. A big part of my job is to research potential IE security vulnerabilities reported to Microsoft by 3 rd parties: security vendors, site developers, or simply observant users. These folks do the browsing public a great service by working...
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