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  • Blog Post: October 2014 updates and a preview of changes to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking

    This post describes the October updates for Internet Explorer that we are releasing today and provides a preview of updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking coming in November 2014. October Updates Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-056 - This critical security update resolves one publicly...
  • Blog Post: September 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

    The September update for Internet Explorer is focused on bringing the latest security updates to our users: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-052 - This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For...
  • Blog Post: Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

    We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users . This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11 ! In April , we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

    As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, starting September 9th Internet Explorer will block out-of-date ActiveX controls. Note: The original post stated that the ActiveX blocking would begin on August 12th. Please refer to the addendum for further details. ActiveX controls...
  • Blog Post: The Mobile Web should just work for everyone

    Update 8/4/2014 - Developers can now preview these updates by joining the Windows Phone Preview for Developers or downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Emulator . Details on platform changes described in this post can be found on MSDN . We have also published updated best practices on updating tailored...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer @ IETF 90

    This week Microsoft is sending a number of engineers, including members from the IE team, to the Internet Engineering Task Force meetings in Toronto. We’re looking forward to the conversations and working groups as it’s always great to get together face-to-face with engineers from across the industry...
  • 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: What’s new in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone

    You may have been hearing bits and pieces of news about IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, and we’re excited to share the full scoop on user experience improvements with you today! Our team has been laser focused on delivering a massive upgrade to four key areas of your browsing experience: quick site...
  • Blog Post: What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

    We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously , we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing...
  • Blog Post: Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

    Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet ,...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Reading View in IE 11

    In IE11, you can click or tap a button in the address bar to put a Web page article into reading view. Reading view is a new feature in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 that helps you focus on the main content of the Web page you want to read. Reading view is a way to experience just the article...
  • 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 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: Getting to the Content You Want, Faster in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 helps overcome the effects of network latency, making every day browsing feel fast and responsive without hurting battery life, CPU, network bandwidth, or memory. Network latency is a problem that holds back Web performance, even though we enjoy more bandwidth now than ever before...
  • Blog Post: EtchMark Under the Hood: Building a Website that Handles Touch, Mouse, and Pen – and Device Shakes

    EtchMark is a new take on the classic Etch-A-Sketch drawing toy, showcasing IE11’s improved support for touch and emerging Web standards (including Pointer Events and Device Orientation ). In this post, we’ll walk through several features that you can easily add to your own sites to build an experience...
  • 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: 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: Enhanced Rich Editing Experiences in IE11

    With Internet Explorer 11, Web-based applications and sites can offer rich editing experiences enabling users to easily capture and share data. Online and cloud-based content creation scenarios, such as e-mail and Web-based document editing—including Office 365, rely on the contentEditable feature...
  • 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: IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit Available for Windows 7

    Business and organizations that want to manage their own update schedule can use the IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 11. This Blocker Toolkit—like its predecessors for IE10, IE9, IE8, and IE7—is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. While...
  • Blog Post: Easier Browsing for the Blind and Visually Impaired in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 makes browsing the Web easier for blind and visually impaired users who rely on screen readers, such as Windows Narrator . With the editing and input improvements in IE11, screen readers can better inform users about the current content of an editing region, and typing with East...
  • Blog Post: IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7: 30% Faster than Other Browsers and Even More Support for Web Standards

    Internet Explorer 11 continues to provide the best Web experience that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch, across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. The IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is available for download today and includes performance improvements making it 30% faster than...
  • Blog Post: Using Hardware to Decode and Load JPG Images up to 45% faster in Internet Explorer 11

    Internet Explorer 11 and Windows Store Apps on Windows 8.1 offload parts of the image decoding pipeline to the graphics hardware, resulting in up to 45% faster image load, up to 40% lower memory consumption, and improved battery life. Images on average account for the most bytes downloaded on the Web...
  • 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...
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