IEBlog

Internet Explorer Team Blog

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    Avenues of Support for IE

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    I have noticed going through the comments for our entries, that some people have started posting comments that are specific asks for help with IE issues. This blog is not focused on being a support forum, but we will try to help people as we can. If you are looking for more expedient and focused help please see the Microsoft Internet Explorer Support page - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx . Also please use the Contact link ( http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/contact.aspx ) as mechanism...
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    IE User Experience

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 My name is Bruce Morgan, and I am another one of the development managers on the IE team. I manage the developers who work on the User Experience of IE – the UI and related infrastructure. I spend most of my time focused on the features “outside the rectangle” of the page the user is browsing, such as Favorites, History, the “Internet Options” dialog, and the like. Essentially...
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    The Basics of the IE Testing Matrix

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 As we recently shipped security update MS04-025, I thought it would be good to talk about the testing coverage that we do for each security update. Testing is about risk management, and we have to make judgments about where to invest heavily in testing and where to invest less in testing to achieve the highest quality IE when we release. Code change is one main driver of this (test where the code is changing...
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    How the IE team is organized

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 As we’ve been posting we’ve been mentioning our titles, but we haven’t really explained what those titles mean or what we do on the IE team, so I thought I’d explain. Like many Microsoft product teams, there are three primary job functions that are dedicated to IE: Development, Test, and Program Management. In addition to these roles, we have key members of our virtual team who are shared with other parts...
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    Pending Comment Problem Fixed

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 The comments system for blogs.msdn.com was recently upgraded and the default was changed to block automatic posting of comments. I have changed it back, which means all comments should show up without having to be published and I also published any comments that were pending. Scott
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    See video of Dean, the leader of the Internet Explorer team

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    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...
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    IE in Windows XP SP2

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    Hi, I’m Tony Chor, the Group Program Manager for the Internet Explorer team. As you may know, we’ve been working hard on IE for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and we signed off on it last week. You can get a very detailed description of the changes on MSDN. (This is lovingly referred to internally as the Book of Springboard – Springboard was the codename for XP SP2.) However, I thought I’d give a high level description of the kinds of changes we made and why. First, as with any project, we set our goals...
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    MS04-025

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 There’s a new security update for IE available. You can find the security bulletin here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-025.mspx and the Knowledge Base article here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=867801 Candidly, I’d like to write in depth about the vulnerability, different approaches we thought of in defending against it and the compatibility issues (site and...
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    Welcome to Internet Explorer Security

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 My name is John, and I work on the Internet Explorer team. It's a little hard to explain my actual function on the team, but my current official title is "Development Manager". I'm also something of an adrenaline junkie. I'm big into back country and park/pipe snow boarding , semi-closed circuit rebreather and mixed gas diving , hiking and climbing up and around Mount...
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    Launching Favorites from the Address Bar with Keyword Names

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    Here is a tip to make your IE favorites more powerful. You can make the name of favorites keywords that if typed in the address bar will launch the favorite. For example, say you like to go to your favorite web email site a lot, but you don’t want to make it your home page. Simply add a favorite that takes you to the web email site in the main favorites folder (this won’t work if you put it in a subfolder). Then rename the favorite to something easy to type. For example, I go to http://www.hotmail...
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    We've been Scoblized

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Great to get a link from Mr Scoble on the IEBlog. For people who are interested in applying for employment at Microsoft here’s a link . There is also the jobsblog , which talks about the different possible career paths at Microsoft. The IE team is a great place to work with lots of smart friendly people. Scott
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    Overwhelming Response

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    Thanks for the overwhelming amount of feedback and discussion. After work yesterday, I spent some of my time reading through the comments to my post (instead of reading the 9/11 Commission report). It looks the comments have grown some since I pulled this together last night. Here is my basic breakdown of what I am seeing in the response to my post. I list them in no particular order; most are improvement requests while some are data points. I have to say my favorite is the comparison of IE to Courtney...
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    What we talk about on IEBlog

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I will paraphrase Jeff Davis , a developer on the IE team, when it comes to setting parameters for what we will and will not talk about IEBlog. We will happily post and discuss issues around what features should be in IE, how features work in IE, the importance of application compatibility in IE, tips and tricks in IE, answers to technical issues, security and extensibility in IE, web browsing in general...
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    Rules for Comments on the IEBlog

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    I am glad to see what got lots of feedback and discussion around our posts from yesterday. I am still digging through all the comments from yesterday and today, but I did notice some profanity. As people get more engaged with IEBlog, we want to set down some guidelines on how we are going handle comments in general. Our primary goal is for this to be a place for open discussion about IE, so we don’t want to have lots of overhead and process. Things we want to see in comments: Lots of good interesting...
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    Useful Resources

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Now that we have the team blog going I thought it'd be useful to share a few of what we see as essential resources. You'll see links to these at the side of this page as well and I'm sure we'll add more links over time. You can find my own blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/dmassy Thanks -Dave Massy Internet Explorer Program Management team Useful Resources There are lots of...
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    I Love This Browser!

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I hopefully got your attention with the title of my first post. And it is definitely true for me, as I have loved browsing the web since I started way back in the mid 90s, and I really love browsing with IE. Yet, you may ask who I am or who we are that will be posting on this blog. I am Scott Stearns, the test manager for the Microsoft Internet Explorer team (as Dean says we will be pulling together full...
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    Welcome to the IE Team Blog!

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 We’ve heard loud and clear that many people want a better connection with the IE Team. We’re happy to do something about it. Our goal in this blog is to be a good place, direct from the source, for information about IE. What are we working on? How do we make decisions? Why does some part of IE work the way it does? What keeps us up late at night? What are we thinking of around security, extensibility,...
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