IEBlog

Internet Explorer Team Blog

  • IEBlog

    WebSockets in Windows Consumer Preview

    • 15 Comments
    In Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Server Beta, IE10 and all other Microsoft WebSocket client and server features now support the final version of the IETF WebSocket Protocol . In addition, IE10 implements the W3C WebSocket API Candidate Recommendation. WebSockets are stable and ready for developers to start creating innovative applications and services. This post provides a simple introduction to the W3C WebSocket API and its underlying WebSocket protocol . The updated Flipbook demo uses the latest...
  • IEBlog

    IndexedDB Updates for IE10 and Metro style apps

    • 15 Comments
    The Internet Explorer team along with the broader Web community has continued to make improvements to the IndexedDB specification. IndexedDB is a W3C Working Draft that enables you to store, search, and retrieve data on the user's device, even when Internet connectivity is disabled .  IndexedDB is a feature of the Web platform shared by IE10 and Metro style apps in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This blog post describes changes we made in Internet Explorer 10 Consumer preview to implement the...
  • IEBlog

    This Week in Privacy

    • 15 Comments
    In the last ten years Microsoft has invested heavily in user privacy. Just like security, privacy considerations are baked into every Microsoft product. It is almost a year since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) , an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, accepted and published Microsoft’s member submission for an Internet Standard to help protect consumer privacy. Last September I described how the W3C had announced...
  • IEBlog

    Connect Your Web Site to Your Windows 8 App

    • 15 Comments
    Windows 8 Metro style apps let developers take their Web sites’ experiences to the next level. With Metro style apps, developers can build experiences that are more immersive, beautiful, and better connected with other apps and the rest of Windows. Apps can utilize the Windows Runtime to deliver features beyond what’s possible in a browser alone such as seamless access to local files and folders, integrating with Windows 8 Charms for sharing and search, and interacting with locally-connected...
  • IEBlog

    Adding Personality with CSS3 Transitions and Animations

    • 15 Comments
    Advancements like high-performance compiled JavaScript and hardware-accelerated rendering of HTML5 and CSS3 in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 allow Web developers to create richer and richer experiences. Two related features, CSS3 Transitions and CSS3 Animations , give Web developers a declarative way to add personality to Web page interactions easily. This blog post describes these two features as implemented in IE10 in the Windows Developer Preview and Windows 8 Metro style apps written...
  • IEBlog

    Building Rich Text-Centric Pages in IE10

    • 15 Comments
    Internet Explorer 10 in the Windows Developer Preview introduces two new CSS features designed to make it easier for developers to create rich text-centric Web pages and apps. CSS3 Regions provides a lightweight mechanism to flow content through multiple non-contiguous areas. IE10’s support of CSS3 Hyphenation gives developers a simple mechanism to hyphenate text in a wide range of languages. These two new features complement other great CSS features we previously announced , including CSS3 Grid...
  • IEBlog

    Tuning Add-on Performance: Windows Live Messenger Companion

    • 15 Comments
    Since we released IE9 Beta we’ve received lots of great feedback on the Add-on Performance Advisor . It’s encouraging to see how users are able to stay in control of their browsing performance in IE9. Ultimately, we want to enable users to use more of their add-ons without negatively impacting performance. To that end, we dedicated many of our recent posts to providing guidance to add-on developers on how to measure and improve add-on performance. Our internal partners have focused on making performance...
  • IEBlog

    IT Professionals: Prepare for Internet Explorer 8 availability via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in August 2009

    • 15 Comments
    For those of you who manage your organization’s desktops using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Internet Explorer 8 will be made available via this technology starting August 25, 2009. Internet Explorer 8 will be made available as an “Update rollup” and will be applicable to all supported languages . Is my organization affected? If your organization uses WSUS and has it configured to auto-approve Update rollup packages, upon acceptance of the Internet Explorer 8 End User License Agreement...
  • IEBlog

    Microsoft Attending SVG Open 2010 Conference

    • 15 Comments
    With Patrick fresh off the plane from Brussels (see previous post), this is a great time to share that Patrick and I will be attending the SVG Open 2010 conference late this summer. The theme of this year’s conference is “Ubiquitous SVG.” We’re excited to help make this theme a reality through our continued participation in the W3C SVG Working Group and the broader developer community and with our implementation of SVG in IE9. SVG Open 2010, the 8th International Conference...
  • IEBlog

    Rely on Declarative Security Features in the Browser

    • 15 Comments
    Cutting edge web applications push the boundaries of the web development model. In the security space, this raises an interesting question – who owns security for a web application built on a complex platform hierarchy? Is it the application at the top of the stack, the intermediate platform component, or the browser itself? We believe that web application security is a shared responsibility between the browser client, web platform components (such as ASP.Net), and web applications themselves...
  • IEBlog

    CERT Advisory on XPSP2 – “significantly improves your computer’s defenses”

    • 15 Comments
    US-CERT published an advisory on XPSP2 the other day. Main statement – “Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) significantly improves your computer's defenses against attacks and vulnerabilities.” They specifically talked about IE changes, including local machine zone lockdown. Full advisory is at http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA04-243A.html . Thanks. Scott
  • IEBlog

    See video of Dean, the leader of the Internet Explorer team

    • 15 Comments
    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Channel 9 has just released a video where Dean discusses the exciting challenge of leading the Internet Explorer team. It’s well worth watching this and all the other videos on Channel 9 which often give an understanding into the motivation behind the projects we undertake. For those of you who aren’t aware, Channel 9 was established by five guys at Microsoft to allow...
  • IEBlog

    CreateURLMoniker Considered Harmful

    • 15 Comments
    While working on IE7 application compatibility, we’ve seen many cases of interesting and strange invalid file URIs. I believe a substantial amount of responsibility for the confusion over file URIs lies with the deprecated urlmon.dll function CreateURLMoniker. This function is used by Windows application developers mainly to convert a string URI into an object that can be used to obtain the data represented by the URI. CreateURLMoniker does a couple of horrible things to file URIs that if misused...
  • IEBlog

    IE8 and IP Licensing

    • 15 Comments
    Some of the first things users may notice in the Beta 1 release of Internet Explorer 8 are new features such as Activities and WebSlice. We recognize that the technology behind Activities and Webslice relies on innovations that have come out of the community, which of course has had a critical role in the development of the Internet. We also appreciate the community’s deep commitment to permissive IP licensing and to ensuring the continued ability to innovate. So with these new features and other...
  • IEBlog

    International Mailto URIs in IE7

    • 14 Comments
    Introduction New to IE7 is more reliable and standards-compliant support for international mailto URIs. This post will describe how users, application developers, and web developers can use this new feature of IE7. The following is a simple example of a mailto URI which, when clicked, will launch your default email client to send a new message: mailto:name@example.com In IE6, mailto URIs containing characters not found in your system codepage may or may not appear in your mail client...
  • IEBlog

    Windows 7 RC Tab Hang Reporting Update Available

    • 14 Comments
    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 data coming in from real-world Win7 RC users, we noticed that some users are being prompted to recover from hung tabs more frequently than some would like. We stated on Monday that if the data suggests...
  • IEBlog

    Visit with IE team members at a conference in your area soon!

    • 14 Comments
    Members of the IE team will be traveling far and wide over the next month, attending conferences and speaking with you, our customers, about IE7. Look for us at RSA next week and Blackhat Europe , South by Southwest , and Mix06 in March. We’re considering attending ETech , and we’re looking at other conferences through the rest of 2006, so hopefully we’ll get to your corner of the world. Be sure to look us up if you have any questions about IE7. See you in San Jose, Amsterdam, Austin, and...
  • IEBlog

    IE February 2006 Security Update is now available

    • 14 Comments
    The IE February 2006 security update is now available! This security update is now available via Windows Update . Please note: this update only applies to IE5.01 SP4. Users running the supported versions of IE6 or later do not need to apply this update. Windows 2000 customers are encouraged to upgrade to IE6SP1. Windows XP customers are not affected by this update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update . I would encourage you...
  • IEBlog

    DOM Range and HTML5 Selection

    • 14 Comments
    We’ve written a lot about the support we’re building in Internet Explorer 9 to allow developers to write the same markup and get the same results across browsers. IE9 includes two new features that are great for web developers writing same markup: DOM Range and the HTML5 Text Selection APIs. DOM Range provides a simple, consistent way to extract and manipulate a piece of a document. It’s also the underlying unit of the HTML5 Text Selection APIs , which help you connect with one of the common ways...
  • IEBlog

    JavaScript tests now available on the IE Testing Center

    • 14 Comments
    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 of JavaScript, “ECMAScript Fifth Edition” (fondly known as ES5). As we mentioned in a recent blog post , Ecma International (the standards body behind JavaScript) is working through a process...
  • IEBlog

    Now Available: Internet Explorer 8 MUI packs for Windows XP, Windows Server 03

    • 14 Comments
    We are pleased to announce the availability of Internet Explorer 8 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs for Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3, and Windows Server 2003 SP2. The MUI packs can be downloaded from here : Windows XP Windows XP Professional x64 Windows Server 2003 x86 Windows Server 2003 x64 As detailed in our previous blog post , the following Internet Explorer MUI packs shipped today – Internet Explorer 8 MUI pack applicable to Windows XP x86 and Windows Server...
  • IEBlog

    New IE9 Developer Content on MSDN

    • 14 Comments
    As we’ve discussed many times on this blog , Internet Explorer 9 provides developers powerful new capabilities with the same HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used for other browsers. In addition to improving the product in an effort to make Web developers’ lives easier, we’ve also strived to improve the developer content provided on MSDN. The Internet Explorer developer content team writes and maintains all of the content you see in the “ HTML and CSS ” and “ Internet Explorer...
  • IEBlog

    A Best Practice for Programming with Vendor Prefixes

    • 14 Comments
    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 features for our IE Test Drive site and in various presentations, many of us on the IE team deal extensively with vendor prefixes. This blog post describes a pattern we’ve used in some recent demos...
  • IEBlog

    Go Beyond Pan, Zoom, and Tap Using Gesture Events

    • 14 Comments
    Based on your feedback, we’ve improved how sites can build advanced touch experiences using gesture events in IE10 on the Windows 8 Release Preview . Earlier we wrote about first steps Web developers should take to make sure their sites are touch-friendly and how to build new experiences that work well across input devices, including multi-touch, using hardware agnostic pointer events. This post covers IE10’s gesture events . An example of gesture events is the Browser Surface Test Drive...
  • IEBlog

    February 2015 security updates for Internet Explorer

    • 14 Comments
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009 This critical security update resolves one publicly reported and 40 privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009 . Security Update for Flash Player (3021953) This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available. The details of the vulnerabilities...
Page 38 of 43 (1,054 items) «3637383940»