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  • 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: IE11 Developer Preview for Windows 7: Enabling Next Generation Sites and Apps - Faster

    With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview , Internet Explorer 11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. IE11 on Windows 7 offers the same improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation...
  • Blog Post: IEAK 10 now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) now supports building custom Internet Explorer 10 packages for Windows 7 and Windows 8. IEAK 10 simplifies the creation, deployment, and management of customized Internet Explorer 10 packages. You can download IEAK 10 from http://ieak.microsoft.com ....
  • Blog Post: IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

    Internet Explorer 10 is available worldwide in 95 languages for download today . We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview. With this final release, IE10 brings the same leading standards support, with improved...
  • Blog Post: IE10: Fast, Fluid, Perfect for Touch, and Available Now for Windows 7

    In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10...
  • Blog Post: IE 9.0.1 Available via Windows Update

    The June 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves seven vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that were disclosed in coordination with Microsoft. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a...
  • Blog Post: Working with Pinned Sites

    With Internet Explorer 9 Beta, you can pin a Web site to the Windows 7 taskbar the same way you pin Windows applications. Once pinned, you can launch Web sites directly—just like you launch other things in Windows 7. Pinning a site is as easy as dragging an IE9 tab to the Windows 7 taskbar. ...
  • Blog Post: Update on the Compatibility View List in Internet Explorer 8

    I’ve written a few posts about the Microsoft-supplied Compatibility View List on the IEBlog, calling out the what, how, and why of the feature. I wanted to take this opportunity to bring the community up to speed on what’s transpired since Internet Explorer 8 released back in March of this year and talk...
  • Blog Post: Making the Web Bigger Part 1: Improvements to Zoom

    As display technologies advance and the world begins to fully embrace accessibility on the web, the Zoom and High DPI experience of all browsers has become increasingly important. This is the first in a series of posts describing changes and improvements to Internet Explorer 8 to enable a more readable...
  • Blog Post: IE8 on Windows 7: The New Taskbar

    Hi again! I’m Helen Drislane, a Program Manager on the IE team and I will be discussing how IE integrates into the new Windows 7 taskbar. Since the new taskbar was completely redesigned to improve window management, I will first describe the new behavior of the taskbar, then talk about how IE takes...
  • Blog Post: Accelerator Platform on Windows 7

    When designing Accelerators for IE8, we had a number of scenarios in mind. Primarily, we looked at the all-too-common user pattern of copy-navigate-paste and decided we could save our users a lot of time and frustration by enabling some sort of contextual interaction between content and services. For...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC Tab Hang Reporting Update Available

    As we described on Monday , the IE8 in Windows 7 RC includes additional tab “hang” reporting functionality. This functionality relies on a timer threshold to determine when a tab might be unresponsive. This threshold was calibrated based on data from internal Microsoft users. As we began to look at...
  • Blog Post: IE8 in Windows 7 RC: Reliability and Telemetry

    With the “final” release of IE8 for Windows Vista and other versions of Windows in several languages , we’ve been focused on finishing IE8 in Windows 7. We’ll blog soon about the updates in IE8 in the Windows 7 Release Candidate around the Windows 7-specific features , like tabs in the taskbar, jump...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Reliability Update for Windows 7 Beta Now Available

    We wanted to let you know that an update was released earlier today that will improve Internet Explorer’s reliability for users running the Windows 7 Beta. The update is now available via Windows Update , and can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update . In this post we’ll discuss how we used the...
  • Blog Post: Thank You IE8 Beta Testers

    As we've now entered the last major phase of our product cycle, we’d like to thank everyone for their dedication to making Internet Explorer 8 a better product. As mentioned in IE8 Beta Feedback our Technical Beta Program provides a way for an invited set of beta testers around the world to test and...
  • Blog Post: Yes, we did...

    …notice this yesterday while running the Windows 7 Beta: If you open the newly redesigned whitehouse.gov in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Beta, you’ll notice that the dropdown menus don’t hide correctly when you hover over other menu items. This is because the version of IE8 in Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: IE8 in Windows 7 Beta

    The Windows 7 Beta includes a beta of Internet Explorer 8. I say “a beta” because IE8 in Windows 7 Beta is a pre-release candidate build of IE: it’s IE8 Beta 2 plus end user features that are only available on Windows 7 plus many fixes based on feedback we’ve gotten from IE8 Beta 2 usage. This post is...
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