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  • Blog Post: Introducing the IE Diagnostics Adapter for third party developer tools

    For several releases, Internet Explorer has had diagnostic tools that help developers debug visual issues, find JavaScript bugs, and profile Web sites. These tools have shipped both in the browser as the F12 Developer Tools as well as in Visual Studio. In the interest of making the modern Web "just work...
  • Blog Post: Improving interoperability with DOM L3 XPath

    As part of our ongoing focus on interoperability with the modern Web, we’ve been working on addressing an interoperability gap by writing an implementation of DOM L3 XPath in the Windows 10 Web platform. Today we’d like to share how we are closing this gap in Project Spartan’s new rendering engine with...
  • Blog Post: Making it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10

    As we shared last year , a top priority for Microsoft is helping our Enterprise customers stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. This is particularly important for Windows 7 customers who are upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 by January 12, 2016 to continue receiving security updates...
  • Blog Post: IE test VMs on modern.IE get a refresh

    To help web developers test versions of Internet Explorer more easily, we’ve had a suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE since January of 2013. Today we released another refresh of the VMs to incorporate feedback and to update the base Windows versions. The changes we’ve made...
  • Blog Post: Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update , expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing RemoteIE: Test the latest IE on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

    Update 11/12/2014: Windows Phone client preview now available for RemoteApp. Today, we’re excited to announce the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Enterprise Site Discovery Toolkit for Internet Explorer 11

    Today, we’re announcing a new capability in Internet Explorer 11 that allows IT Pros to discover which of their Enterprise line of business applications are truly critical and used by their users. Together with Enterprise Mode IE , this toolkit helps simplify Enterprise upgrades. Download the Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available...
  • 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: modern.IE Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary and 1 Million Hours Saved

    Since the launch of modern.IE in January of 2013, developers taking advantage of the free virtual testing tools on the site have collectively saved over 1 million hours testing time . Join us in congratulating the team on the anniversary and the milestone. Learn more about the anniversary over at...
  • 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: Introducing BrowserSwarm – Spend less time testing your next JavaScript project

    Today, along with appendTo and Sauce Labs , we are releasing BrowserSwarm – an open source tool that helps Web developers automate testing of their JavaScript frameworks and libraries across devices and browsers. Quality frameworks are the foundation for the modern Web, but framework developers often...
  • Blog Post: Updates to the Internet Explorer Testing Center

    With the release of Internet Explorer 11 Preview as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview , we have updated the IE Testing Center to include new test cases for the standards supported in IE11, advancing browser interoperability. As Web developers are building for more browsers and devices, they want to be...
  • Blog Post: W3C Transitions Pointer Events to Candidate Recommendation

    Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a Candidate Recommendation, an important step towards a standard and interoperable way to handle input from touch, pen, mouse, and more. This fast 5-month progression from First Public Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation is a mark of the effective collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward – Seattle 2013

    On April 12-13, Microsoft hosted a record-setting Test the Web Forward event to advance the Web by creating interoperability tests. Dozens of volunteers from Adobe, AT&T, Blackberry, Mozilla, and many other local companies joined us at our Seattle offices to learn about Web standards testing, how...
  • Blog Post: New on modern.IE: Free VM Downloads, Windows 8 QuickStart Kits, Enhanced Code-Scanning Tools, and More

    Today, we are updating modern.IE with enhanced tools and resources to help you test your sites for modern browsers like Internet Explorer 9 and 10, while also helping you support older versions of browsers. These enhancements address the most common feedback, suggestions, and requests that we have received...
  • Blog Post: Spring Forward: Advancing Historical Date and Time Calculations on the Web

    Spring Forward: Advancing Historical Date and Time Calculations on the Web Web developers want to create world-ready applications to reach a global audience. Internet Explorer 10 brings the historical Daylight Saving Time, already available on the underlying OS, to the Web developer. This enables...
  • Blog Post: Test the Web Forward

    The quality and correctness of different browsers’ HTML5 engines continue to vary widely. We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at W3C to further the goal of web platform interoperability and same markup. In total, we have submitted 7573 tests that you can view at the IE...
  • Blog Post: A Best Practice for Programming with Vendor Prefixes

    Vendor prefixes enable Web developers to experiment with new standards before they reach the Candidate Recommendation stage. I previously wrote how these prefixes are also a mechanism browser vendors use for handling timing conflicts between implementations and specifications. In building demos of new...
  • Blog Post: Acting on Feedback: IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download

    The Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, available now at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages, reflects our unique approach to building the best experience of the Web on Windows. IE9 also reflects a more open and transparent approach with its regular cadence of platform previews for developers...
  • Blog Post: Summarizing Common Browser Tests

    To deliver on the industry promise of “same markup,” browsers must implement features in the same way. Open Web standards and their associated public test suites provide the means for making sure this happens. Using the same process for tests as for the standards themselves is so important that Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: JavaScript tests now available on the IE Testing Center

    Our commitment to same markup includes script along with HTML, CSS, SVG, and the other markup that developers use to build the web. To make same markup real, the community needs a set of official tests to assess how interoperable and standards-compliant different browsers are with the latest version...
  • Blog Post: JavaScript: Same Code, and a Standardized Test Suite

    Being all in with HTML5 means being committed to enabling developers to use the Same Markup on the Web, and that includes the same JavaScript code. The Chakra JavaScript engine in the latest Platform Preview release of Internet Explorer 9 includes significantly improved support for the ECMAScript...
  • Blog Post: Updates to the IE Testing Center

    One of the major investments we’re making during the IE9 project is support for more web standards. Web developers all around the world consistently gave us feedback that they wanted to use the same pages with the same markup across browsers. By working closely with the W3C and its members on the newest...
  • Blog Post: IE Test Center updates

    It’s great to see that the web community and browser vendors are getting value out of the test cases on the IE Testing Center . People are discussing these in blog posts, email, and the W3C mailing lists , which is excellent. We want to make sure these tests are valuable and conform to the various...
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