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    IE February Security Update Now Available

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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for February 2009 is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the Microsoft Update . I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already to ensure that you receive the latest updates for all Microsoft products. This update addresses two privately reported vulnerabilities. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the...
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    modern.IE Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary and 1 Million Hours Saved

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    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 the Exploring IE blog and more about the resources on the site from our December post. Happy Anniversary @IEDevChat!
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    IE December Cumulative Security Update Now Available

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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for December 2010 is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and three publicly disclosed 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative...
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    IE August Cumulative Security Update Now Available

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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for August 2010 is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves six 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated Critical...
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    Microsoft Attending SVG Open 2010 Conference

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    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...
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    How You Help Us Improve IE’s Reliability

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    Over the past year, the structured feedback you provided while using the IE9 Platform Previews, Beta , and Release Candidate has been invaluable to helping us build the most reliable version of IE ever. The error reports that you send us via Windows Error Reporting and other methods help us fix the most impactful issues experienced by users. Your real-world browsing enables us to identify reliability problems in ways that cannot be matched by internal testing. In this post...
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    Apologies for the Expert Zone chat problems this morning

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    Sincere apologies for the trouble we had this morning with the IE chat. A problem in the tool prevented us from initiating the chat. We plan to reschedule and will let you know the new date as soon as possible. As always, previous transcripts are available here . Sharon Cohen Program Manager
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    IE Chat Rescheduled

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    The March IE Chat will be rescheduled for March 25 th at 10:00AM PST/18:00 UTC. A significant number of the IE PM team will be attending the Mix09 conference in Las Vegas on March 18-20 th and didn’t want to miss out on chat. We apologize for any inconvenience. See you next Wednesday! Thanks! Allison Burnett Program Manager
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    Follow IE at MIX08 From Home

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    MIX08 kicks off in Vegas tomorrow! We’ve got a few sessions lined up and the event opens this year with IE General Manager, Dean Hachamovitch, being among the keynote speakers. For those unable to attend, you can follow along at home by keeping an eye on the MIX08 website . The keynote will be streamed live, and the rest of the content will be updated throughout the conference with videos from the sessions, photos, and more. Check out the site and follow along! Jefferson Fletcher Product...
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    IE8 Firestarter event on March 26th

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    While the team continues getting ready for Mix09 coming up this week, we wanted to let you know about another unique opportunity coming up next week. On Thursday, March 26 th , the IE team will host the Internet Explorer 8 FireStarter event. This is a one-day conference with IE8 talks from myself and other team members. If you are local to Redmond, we invite you to attend the event in person . Other options to attend are via Live Meeting or at a live streaming session hosted by your local user group...
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    IE9 Release Now Available in Japan

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    The final Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download in Japanese at www.beautyoftheweb.jp . With this release, IE9 is now available to download in 40 languages worldwide. Please visit our worldwide sites page to download Internet Explorer 9 in a language of your choice. —Swathi Ganapathi, Program Manager, Internet Explorer
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    Staying Safe Online in the New Year

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    The bad guys didn’t take a holiday vacation: Internet Explorer’s SmartScreen service blocked nearly 2 million malware downloads per day on average from mid-December through New Year’s. December 25 saw a 30% spike in malware blocks— successfully preventing users from being tricked into giving their PCs an unwanted “present.” January is a great time to resolve to stay safer online. Microsoft works around the clock, year-round, to help. By following a few simple best practices , including opting...
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    Introducing Seven More IEBlogs

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    Today we introduce seven new language versions of IEBlog— French , German , Portuguese (Brazil) , Korean , Japanese , Chinese (PRC) , and Russian . Links to these appear in the new “Languages” block at the top of the right column. We plan to publish translated versions five to ten days after their appearance on the English language IEBlog. We’ve worked hard to localize most of the language elements on the page and in the posts themselves. Text within images will remain in English though we translate...
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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-012 - Critical

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    This security update resolves sixteen privately reported and two publicly disclosed 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 impacted than users...
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    SVG Open 2011: Where SVG meets the Web

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    SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a key aspect of HTML5, bringing W3C-standard DOM-based vector graphics to the Web. IE9 implements the core modules of SVG 1.1 (Second Edition) and does so in a fully hardware-accelerated manner, like the rest of IE9’s fully hardware-accelerated HTML5. We blogged about SVG in IE9 ( here and here ), our involvement in the W3C SVG Working Group ( here , here , here , and here ), and our attendance at SVG Open 2010 ( here and here ). ...
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    June Chat with the Internet Explorer team on Thursday

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    Join members of the Internet Explorer team for an Expert Zone chat this Thursday, June 18 th at 10.00 PST/17.00 UTC. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the IE product team. Thank you to all who have attended our previous chats! If you can’t join us live, the transcript for all chats are available here . Thanks! See you Thursday. Allison Burnett Program Manager
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    IE team Chat Wednesday, FireStarter event Thursday

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    Just a quick reminder that we’ve got two great opportunities for you to interact with the IE team this week. Tomorrow, March 25 th at 10.00 PDT/17.00 UTC is the Expert Zone chat . This is our first chat since IE8 released and we are excited to hear what you think and answer your questions. Thursday, March 26 th is the Internet Explorer 8 FireStarter event . This is a full day of talks and discussions about IE8. Everyone is invited to attend either in person or via Live Meeting . Thanks,...
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    User Experiences: An Insight into Our Design Process

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    We wrote about the critical role your feedback plays in helping us refine Internet Explorer. We also described some of the user experience changes in IE9 Release Candidate that were inspired by that feedback. With this post, we provide a deeper insight into our design process by looking at a tab pinning improvement we shipped in the IE9 Release Candidate. Pin Sites via Tab Drag The ability to pin a site is a new feature in IE9. People can get quick access to their ...
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    IE June Security Update Now Available

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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for June 2010 is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves five 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user...
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    February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available

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    The February 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer or if a user opens a legitimate HTML file that loads a specially crafted library file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these...
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    April 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available

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    The April 2011 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows clients; and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet Explorer 8 on Windows servers. Internet Explorer 9 is not affected...
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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update

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    The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2010 is now available via Windows Update . This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and three publicly disclosed 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. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative...
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    Blog Platform Upgrades Happening this Week

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    Dear Readers – This week Microsoft is rolling out a platform update to all MSDN and Technet blogs. During the rollout period comments are being disabled on all blogs including the IE blog. Comments will be shut off at about 9pm PST tonight and will be off until mid-day on the 24 th . We do not expect to publish any blog posts during this time. If you want to read a bit about some of the platform improvements that will be coming, Sean Jenkin’s blog is a good resource. Thanks for your patience during...
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    April Chat with the Internet Explorer team on Thursday

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    Join members of the Internet Explorer team for an Expert Zone chat this Thursday, April 23 rd at 10.00 PST/17.00 UTC. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the IE product team. Thank you to all who have attended our previous chats! Other upcoming Expert Zone chat dates can be found here . If you can’t join us live, the transcript for all chats are available here . Thanks! See you Thursday. Allison Burnett Program Manager
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    Certificate reputation, a novel approach for protecting users from fraudulent certificates

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    At the IETF in London last week, we presented a proposal called Certificate Reputation for detecting fraudulent certificates, in order to protect you from attackers that could have stolen a site’s identity. This prevents malicious sites from phishing your personal information like passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers etc. Recent attacks against public and Microsoft CAs (e.g. the DigiNotar and Comodo attacks) led us to develop mechanisms that protect you from such threats. Background...
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