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  • Blog Post: Defense in Depth: Locking Down Mash-Ups with HTML5 Sandbox

    The Web is better when developers can build safer experiences in their sites. With each release of Internet Explorer, we’ve led the way with improvements to the browser to help ensure a safe and secure browsing experience. Now IE10 Platform Preview 2 includes full support for HTML5 Sandbox technology...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Logging in IE8

    The latest Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) release, ACT 5.0.5428.1080 is publicly available and can be downloaded here . To give you some background, ACT helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by helping identify which applications are compatible with Vista, IE7...
  • Blog Post: The IE8 IEAK

    Hi, my name is Jatinder Mann and I work on the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) and Group Policy. Back in June , James Pratt and Jane Maliouta alluded to IEAK improvements for IE8. Today, I will be talking about the work we have done in this area. Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
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