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  • Blog Post: What's Coming in Internet Explorer 8 for IT Professionals?

    Yesterday at Tech Ed IT Pro 2008 in Orlando we announced some of the enhancements we’re making in Internet Explorer 8 to help IT Professionals deploy and manage IE8 within their organization. We wanted to share those with the IT Pros on our blog. Over the last year we’ve surveyed over 2000 IT Professionals...
  • Blog Post: Installing Branded IE7 on Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Hi all, Last week, I blogged about installing Windows XP SP3 and how it affects different versions of Internet Explorer (See my earlier blog post here ). Today I will be discussing installing branded/custom versions of IE7 on machines with Windows XP SP3 installed. This post is primarily aimed towards...
  • Blog Post: The Internet Explorer 8 User-Agent String

    As Dean announced , a beta version of Internet Explorer 8 will be released in the first half of 2008. The HTTP headers of every web request contain a simple string called the "User-Agent" that allows servers to identify the type and version of the visitor’s browser. For a deeper understanding of the...
  • Blog Post: IE Automatic Component Activation Preview #2 Now Available

    The second optional preview for the Internet Explorer Automatic Component Activation is available. This preview is compatible with the February IE Cumulative Update package. As announced earlier on this blog , the final behavior will be widely distributed in the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Internet Explorer 7 Deployment Guide

    Back in October we released an updated version of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 7 . The IEAK 7 is used by corporate administrators and Internet Content Providers (ICPs) to customize Internet Explorer 7 for their users. The latest version of the IEAK can be used to create an Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: Getting The Most From IEAK7

    Hello everyone, I blogged earlier about the work we have done in IE7 for IT Pros. For those of you who are interested in greater detail, I would like to point you to the recent article published in Technet magazine, titled Utility Spotlight: Internet Explorer Administration Kit . This article is available...
  • Blog Post: Reset Internet Explorer Settings

    Hello, we are Durga and Bala, from the IE IDC team. We would like to describe to you, a new feature in Internet Explorer 7 and 7+, Reset Internet Explorer Settings. We have heard from users on their need to recover Internet Explorer to a workable state if it reaches an unusable state due to spurious...
  • Blog Post: Mix Sessions and IE Video now Online

    This morning there are some new sessions and videos available that feature the IE team. All of the Mix06 conference sessions are now available online. There are some great sessions to check out including the following ones from the IE team: NGW042 - Making Your Site Look Great in IE7 - The tools...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Logging In IE7

    As Rob pointed out in his last blog post on security and compatibility in IE7 , one of the biggest challenges in software development is making the software secure and compatible at the same time. In IE7, we have many new security features that help protect users against various attacks by blocking certain...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Administration Kit and Group Policy in IE7

    I am a program manager on the Internet Explorer team and in this post I would like to share what we are doing in the manageability, customization and deployment space. The two key features are IEAK 7 - The Internet Explorer Administration Kit , and GP - Group Policy in Internet Explorer 7. Before...
  • 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 test your sites with IE7

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 I’m very excited we’ve released a public preview of beta2 that everyone can download. I’m also very happy that we’ve opened up a couple of different avenues to take your feedback...
  • 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: IE7 Beta 2 Preview Available

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 If you’re a developer, an IT Pro, or just plain interested, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/ to try the IE7 Beta 2 Preview. What’s a beta preview?...
  • Blog Post: MIX06 conference

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I wanted to give a quick pointer to the conference Microsoft will be hosting in March in Las Vegas: MIX06 , a “A 72-hour conversation between developers, designers and business...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Disable javaprxy.dll recommended - Update to Security Advisory

    Jeremy Dallman here from IE Security team with an update on the security advisory that Microsoft published last Thursday. In the revised Security Advisory provided earlier today, we recommend disabling Javaprxy.dll by using the registry key update (A.K.A. “killbit”) that is available now from the...
  • Blog Post: Leak Patterns

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Justin Rogers one of our developers, just posted an article on MSDN where he discusses memory leaks with Internet Explorer. This article helps developers by explaining the...
  • Blog Post: HTTP Performance

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Before I joined the Internet Explorer team, I worked on the Microsoft Office Online website.  Handling massive amounts of traffic, we faced some performance challenges...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2000 moves into Extended Support after June 30th

    There are two important events that will happen to the support policy for Windows 2000 after June 30th of this year. First, support for both IE 5.01 SP3 and IE 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP3 will expire. Users running IE 5.01 or IE 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 should upgrade to Windows 2000 SP4 in order to continue...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Windows lifecycle policy (for all you IT Pros out there)

    With so many customers relying on IE, it helps to get a solid grasp of the Windows Lifecycle Policy , which at first blush can appear to be a bit cryptic. Fortunately I think I can shed some light on Microsoft’s policy with these simple rules: We support the version of IE that shipped with an OS or Service...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Compatibility Evaluator

    My name is Tariq Sharif and I am a program manager in the IE security and networking team. I joined IE team shortly after Windows XP Service Pack 2 was released. Windows XP Service Pack 2 introduced many new security features for Internet Explorer, which can cause compatibility issues for some web applications...
  • Blog Post: February IE Security Updates Released

    Yesterday’s security updates for February 2005 include two critical updates relating to Internet Explorer: MS05-013 – has a fix for an issue with the DHTML edit control (CAN-2004-1319) MS05-014 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer These are both rated “critical” and affect all supported...
  • Blog Post: IE Setup - From IExpress to Windows Package Installer

    My name is John Hrvatin and I’m the Program Manager for Internet Explorer setup. That includes installers for security updates as well as integrating IE into Windows setup for future releases. In the past, IE has used IExpress as its installer. With the release of security update MS04-038 in October...
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