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  • 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: HTTP/2: The Long-Awaited Sequel

    Ready to speed things up? Here at Microsoft, we’re rolling out support in Internet Explorer for the first significant rework of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol since 1999. It’s been a while, so it’s due. While there have been lot of efforts to streamline Web architecture over the years, none have...
  • Blog Post: Updates to our platform roadmap

    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE , today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature...
  • Blog Post: Making your WebGL code more flexible

    The August update for Internet Explorer 11 includes new capabilities to help web developers detect when their WebGL application might encounter performance problems due to underlying hardware, including support for the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat flag and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension. These can...
  • 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: August updates for Internet Explorer

    The August update for Internet Explorer includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. As discussed on the Windows blog , we’ll continue to use our existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements in addition to security updates. ...
  • 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: Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers

    Together with Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and other community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has standardized the Navigation Timing , Resource Timing , User Timing , and Performance Timeline interfaces to help you understand the real-world performance of navigating, fetching resources...
  • 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: 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: IE11: Touch Browsing for Today’s Web and Beyond

    Internet Explorer 11 in the Windows 8.1 Preview continues the innovative touch support introduced in Windows 8 with new touch features, improvements to existing touch features, and new developer APIs. This blog post showcases just some of the ways touch support in Windows 8.1 with IE11 is even better...
  • Blog Post: Debugging and Tuning Web Sites and Apps with F12 Developer Tools in IE11

    Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 comes with a completely redesigned and enhanced suite of in-browser developer tools that help developers build, diagnose, and optimize modern Web sites and apps across multiple devices. The new tools, which we call F12 for short, enable Web developers...
  • Blog Post: Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices

    As part of today’s Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Preview is now also available. Fast, fluid and perfect for touch, IE11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes – an experience where sites and apps...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Recommendations

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group recently published three specifications as W3C Recommendations with full implementations from all major browser vendors, advancing developers’ ability to accurately measure the performance of Web applications and make the Web faster. Over the last three years, companies...
  • Blog Post: Imagining a More Engaging Web: 3rd Anniversary of IE Test Drive

    As developers build on the full capabilities of HTML5, touch, and hardware accelerated graphics, the web today is more engaging for consumers than many imagined. The experiences developers are building today simply were not possible just a few years ago. Saturday marked the third anniversary of the...
  • Blog Post: Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5

    Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5 The Web is more engaging and productive for consumers, as developers unlock the full potential of HTML5. In this guest blog post, Anton Molleda of Plain Concepts talks about his experience and learnings while developing Vcylone , a social video...
  • Blog Post: Penguin Mark: Blazing Fast Holiday Fun

    We don’t want the holiday season to pass without sharing another new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Penguin Mark and enjoy some GPU-powered holiday fun. This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5...
  • Blog Post: W3C Web Performance: Continuing Performance Investments

    The W3C Web Performance working group recently held the W3C Workshop on Performance on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The goal was to hear current challenges and proposals for new performance ideas for the working group to consider. There were 45 attendees from 21 organizations, including most browser manufactures...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

    Creating high performance Web applications is crucial for every Web developer, be it a Web site that runs on a standards based Web browser or a Windows Store App. Microsoft recently hosted the BUILD 2012 conference at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. At this conference, I had the opportunity to share...
  • Blog Post: W3C Web Performance Workshop

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group is looking for new use cases and performance issues to solve in its next chartered period. To that effect, the Working Group is holding a public workshop on November 8, 2012, in Mountain View, CA where performance experts and Web developers are invited to present...
  • Blog Post: Web Performance: When millisecond resolution just isn’t enough

    Sometimes measuring time in millisecond resolution just isn’t accurate enough. Together with industry and community leaders, the W3C Web Performance working group has worked to solve this problem by standardizing the High Resolution Time specification. As of this week, this specification has been published...
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