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  • Blog Post: IE8 Web Slice Analytics

    Now that you’ve developed and deployed that cool new IE8 Web slice – how do you measure the incremental traffic and visitors that the add-on helps to drive?  The only way to track installs on your site is via a control that your developer places on the page (like a clickable image or button, where...
  • Blog Post: The IE6–IE8 Technet Webcast Upgrade Series

    Need some help on migrating your users from IE6 to IE8?  Check-out this new series of Technet Webcasts that will walk you through the process and help make the task much less daunting: Here are links to the registration for each session: 6/3/2010 10:00 AM - TechNet Webcast: The Enterprise Value...
  • Blog Post: Expanded View of IE8 Accelerators

    Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites to get things done. Simply highlight text from any webpage, and then click on the blue Accelerator icon that appears above your selection to obtain driving directions, translate...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7

    IE 8 comes with Windows 7. Organizations who are interested to customize IE 8 as companies like eBay, Yahoo and Google did don’t have to look too far; the solution is the Internet Explorer Administration Kit , which is freely available at Microsoft Technet. Internet Explorer Administration Kit provides...
  • Blog Post: Tab Isolation in Internet Explorer 8

    Ever wonder what Tab isolation is really all about and and how it can help protect you from browser crashes? Tab isolation is a way to improve a browser’s reliability by containing the impact of a crash. Depending on how it’s implemented, tab isolation can also help contain some security attacks. There...
  • Blog Post: CSS Crunch: new IE Extension for developers

    Ever wanted to scan for all the unused CSS rules in an HTML document - and then automatically remove all those that are not used? Cleaning out unused CSS will not only reduce the bandwidth impact, but will also improve the performance of the browser (minimizing the time spent by the CSS engine to parse...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the IE8 Innovation Showcase Web Slice

       Looking for an “Innovative” way to stay connected with all the fast-paced  updates on the MSDN Innovation Showcase blog?  Try-out the new Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice for the Innovation Showcase: http://ieaddons.com/en/details/bloggings/Innovation_Showcase/ What’s an IE8 ...
  • Blog Post: IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

    According to a recent report by NSS Labs Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 outperformed four other Web browsers in protecting against malware spread by social engineering techniques. The main reason why IE 8 beat out the competition -- which included Apple Safari 4, Google Chrome 4, Mozilla Firefox 3.5...
  • Blog Post: Protecting Users at Internet Scale with IE8

    Malware has become the scourge of the Internet, and it’s not just the security experts who are worried—the top story in my morning paper yesterday described how a typical malware attack compromised a financial firm’s network . Current data shows that one out of every 250 downloads is the result of a...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 For Developers

    Looking for a great set of resources to get your developers up-to-speed with all the new features in IE8?  Need to get a jump start on resolving IE6 compatibility issues? Take a look at this blog post   for some great resources to get you on your way – such as Internet Explorer 8’s enhanced...
  • Blog Post: IE8: Fundamentals of Visual Search Providers

    Visual Search Suggestions are suggestions which include an image and additional text. These can help you visualize what you are searching for and sometimes even get you the information you need without even leaving the search box. Search Suggestions allow your installed search providers to suggest different...
  • Blog Post: Free Web Application Toolkits Released!

    These FREE Web App Toolkits to help you complete common web development tasks and quickly add new features to your applications. Whether it’s Bing Maps integration or adding social capabilities to your site, there’s a toolkit for you. Download and install them today. http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Support for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)

    WAI-ARIA is a standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which empowers developers to make web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. In this short video , Matt Hester demonstrates how developers can use Internet Explorer 8 support for W3C WIA-ARIA to make their websites...
  • Blog Post: Identify and resolve compatibility issues – just like the Internet Explorer team

    Need to get your old IE6 web applications compatible with Internet Explorer 8? Internet Explorer 8 introduces many new features and capabilities, such as Accelerators and Web Slices for Web developers to build powerful customer experiences.  Along with those new features, Internet Explorer 8 includes...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with IE8 Compatibility

    Have you been putting off that IE6 migration project and are now left wondering where to get started to make sure your sites can take advantage of the new security, performance, and extensibility features available in Internet Explorer 8? Check-out this blog post about some of the great resources and...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Officially World's Most Used Browser

    January Browser Market Share data released by Net Applications cites Internet Explorer 8 as the most used browser. This news comes on the heels of Google’s announcement late last week that they are phasing out Internet Explorer 6 support on two Google Apps products, Docs and Sites, and encouraging users...
  • Blog Post: How Companies Use Web Slices and Accelerators

    Want to know how on-line businesses are benefiting from implementing IE8 Accelerators and Web Slices to drive more web traffic and return visitors? Check-out this post on the US ISV Developer Community Blog and see how companies like Yahoo, OneRiot, ESPN, EBay, and Stimulant are reaping the benefits...
  • Blog Post: IE8 Accelerator Creation Guide

    Ever wanted to see how truly simple it is to configure an accelerator for Internet Explorer 8?  Ever wonder how much more traffic you could drive to your web site with something as easy as an IE8  search accelerator (since almost every web site has at least some level of “Search” capabilities...
  • Blog Post: PHP and IE8 Web Slices

    Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) shipped with a new feature for web users called Web Slices. You can learn more about web slices here . Essentially it lets you add enhanced links to your favorite bar that allow you to preview snippets of content from websites that you frequently visit without having to open...
  • Blog Post: IE8 And HTML 5

      In this post, you will see some of the features from the W3C HTML 5 Working Draft, from the W3C Web Applications specification, and from the ECMA Script-262 Language specification. While most of these specifications are still a work in progress, with Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft has started delivering...
  • Blog Post: IE8 And Web Standards

    Earlier this year,  Microsoft submitted 7200 CSS 2.1 test cases to the W3C, as a mature approach to move the web forward and help solving ambiguities, options and misinterpretations in any specification. In this post you will get a sense of how these tests work and how IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 reasons for IT Pros to deploy IE8

    Why as an IT Pro should you upgrade now from IE 6 or 7 or switch from a competing browser? Here are the top 5 reasons why you should upgrade to IE 8 now: (1) More Productivity – Get things done and browse faster and easier.  Microsoft gathered a huge amount of data to understand how people use the...
  • Blog Post: Developing Better User Experiences with Internet Explorer 8

    Chris “Woody” Woodruff and Keith Elder host the entertaining and informative Deep Fried Bytes podcast “with a Southern flavor”. In Episode 41 , Woody and Keith interview Jon Box about Internet Explorer 8 (IE8). Some of the interesting topics from the interview: The talk about the types of IE8 add-on...
  • Blog Post: BuzzTap – Tapping into Fresh Sports News with IE8

    BuzzTap ( www.buzztap.com ), has built a aggregated sporting news engine, and allows people to consume via a traditional web site and Twitter feeds. This staff looked at how Internet Explorer 8 could enhance their efforts, immediately jumped into action, and created a unique set of IE8 add-on’s. The...
  • Blog Post: Your Own Little (Web) Slice of Heaven

    Sure, she may not know the difference between a Snake bite and a Gigabyte, but even Dolly Parton knows how cool Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices really are… One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon.  In conjunction with...
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