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

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    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 sites, and completely revised F12 developer tools. The Developer Preview of IE11 on Windows 7 is available for download today. This video shows some of the performance, Web programming,...
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    The New IE11 Experience: Best of the Web with Sites and Apps Together

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    IE11 delivers the best daily browsing experience for getting to your sites quickly and using them together with Windows Store apps in Windows 8.1. Browsing feels fast, fluid and perfect for touch with many tabs, richer suggestions, organized favorites and side-by-side experiences for comparing sites and using sites with Windows Store apps together. Internet Explorer 11: Daily Browsing with Many Tabs and Side-by-Side Windows As Many Tabs as You Want IE11 supports up to 100 tabs per...
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    July 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-055 - Critical This security update resolves seventeen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be...
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    Updates to the Internet Explorer Testing Center

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    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 more efficient by using the same markup across their sites. Having clear tests of standards support in browsers helps drive clarity and completeness for both the Web community and browser vendors, leading...
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    Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices

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    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 work flawlessly together. IE11 offers better touch performance, faster page load times, a continuous browsing experience across your Windows devices, and completely rebuilt F12 developer tools. ...
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    Welcome to //BUILD

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    This year’s BUILD conference is June 26-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This will be the first broad discussion and distribution of the next versions of Windows and Internet Explorer, and we hope to see many of you there! The IE engineering team will have seven presentations at BUILD focusing on techniques and tools for building fast, touch-friendly, and immersive sites that harness the power of Windows. If you are at the show, we would encourage you to attend any...
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    June 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-047 - Critical This security update resolves nineteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be...
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    Web Performance APIs Rapidly Become W3C Recommendations

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    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 including Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Intel, Facebook, and others have been working towards standardizing the Navigation Timing , High Resolution Time , and Page Visibility interfaces in the Working...
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    IE Dev Center: Finding the resources you need, quickly

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    Last week we launched a remodeled Internet Explorer Developer Center ( msdn.com/ie ) to make it easier for developers to find the comprehensive documentation quickly. Based on your feedback, we’ve adjusted our site structure as part of a larger Windows Dev Center redesign in order to: Make it easier to find developer topics across versions of IE Find more comprehensive API documentation faster Learn best practices from developer guides, tutorials, and sample code We organized the...
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    May 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-037 - Critical This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less...
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    W3C Transitions Pointer Events to Candidate Recommendation

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    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 between Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Opera, Nokia, jQuery, and others to help sites take advantage of new interactive hardware on the Web. Candidate Recommendation indicates the W3C considers...
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    Test the Web Forward – Seattle 2013

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    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 to write CSS and HTML tests, as well as the tools available for test suite management. Attendees from around the country - and even Canada – contributed to create a record-breaking 514 overall new tests...
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    Enabling Professional-Quality Online Video: New Specifications for Interoperable Captioning

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    Video captioning on the Web is about to get significantly better, putting in place another critical building block for enabling professional-quality online video delivery and playback. To achieve the experience of broadcast television, the Web needs to provide captioning capabilities including word highlighting, tight synchronization between captions and spoken word, flexible caption positioning, caption styling, and caption animations – all of which are part of a recently published profile specification...
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    April 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-028 - Critical This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users...
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    New on modern.IE: Free VM Downloads, Windows 8 QuickStart Kits, Enhanced Code-Scanning Tools, and More

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    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 from enthusiastic users since introducing the site in January . With today’s update, we are making available a new offer, new downloads, and tool enhancements on modern.IE . Some highlights...
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    Spring Forward: Advancing Historical Date and Time Calculations on the Web

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    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 apps and sites to interact with historic dates and times across various time zones more accurately. Earlier this year we explored the emerging ECMAScript Internationalization APIs that will enable...
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    IEAK 10 now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8

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    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 . Kevin Luu, Program Manager, Internet Explorer
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    Imagining a More Engaging Web: 3rd Anniversary of IE Test Drive

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    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 IE Test Drive site . What started as a few examples of hardware-accelerated HTML5 to help developers imagine the potential of the web, has grown to a collection of over 140 feature-packed demos. Test...
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    Building Vyclone's Interactive Experience with HTML5

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    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 editing experience built on HTML5 and many of the new features in next generation browsers like Internet Explorer 10. Vcyclone builds on capabilities like pointer events, multi-touch gestures, and hardware...
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    March 2013 Internet Explorer Updates

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-021 - Critical This security update resolves eight privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the...
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    Flash in Windows 8

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    Starting tomorrow, we are updating Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number...
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    Learning more about Pointer Events as the W3C publishes Last Call Working Draft

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    On Tuesday February 19, the W3C published the Pointer Events specification as a Last Call Working Draft, a significant milestone in the path towards standardization and interoperability. Begun a little over 3 months ago, the specification aims to help developers more easily enable a new generation of Web experiences that work across input devices, such as touch, pen, and mouse. We’re pleased with the progress thus far in the W3C and wanted to share some of the latest resources available to...
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    IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available for Consumers and Businesses

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    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 performance, security, privacy, reliability that consumers enjoy on Windows 8, to Windows 7 customers. 20% faster for real world Web sites With IE10 we continue delivering the best performance...
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    Security Advisory 2755801 Updated to Address Adobe Flash Player Issues documented in APSB13-08

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    Today we released an update that addresses vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. The details of the vulnerabilities are documented in Adobe security bulletin APSB13-08 . The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because the update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For those manually updating, we encourage you to read the advisory and apply this update as quickly as possible. This update addresses...
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    February 2013 Internet Explorer updates

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    Today we released two critically rated bulletins and one security advisory for Internet Explorer. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-009- Critical This security update resolves thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users...
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