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  • Blog Post: How do I Test Internet Explorer 10 Touch Behavior Without a Touch Device?

    For browsing, IE 10 provides a great touch experience with the Metro style browser. If you don’t have touch enabled hardware available, here’s a quick way to simulate touch behavior to test your site. Visual Studio Simulator Visual Studio Express 2012 is designed for writing Metro Style...
  • Blog Post: If I’m Using Internet Explorer 9 Beta/RC, What Should I Do If a Site is Broken or Hangs or Crashes, etc.?

    If you haven’t noticed, IE9 public beta has been released ( download it here ). Please, don’t be scared by the title of my post and avoid using the beta. I’m going to step through a few compatibility tricks to make sure you can enjoy the beta until the rest of the web gets ready for IE9. Why Don’t Some...
  • Blog Post: Solving Compatibility Issues with Internet Explorer 8’s Built-in Developer Tools

    IE8 has some outstanding developer tools built-in and can be accessed by pressing F12. If you happen to be viewing this in IE8, go ahead and press F12 now. After pressing F12, you may be really excited and have stopped reading this or you may be wondering how this could help you. I’ll cover some of my...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with IE8 Compatibility

    I frequently get asked about IE8 compatibility.  I usually point people to the IE8 Readiness Toolkit’s developer section .  This is a good resource but there are various topics and resources that I’d like to summarize in this post. Three Browsers for the Price of One If you’re in the browser...
  • Blog Post: Questions from the Developer Booth at TechEd Europe 2009

    I had the opportunity to go to Berlin for TechEd Europe 2009 .  I delivered a presentation on Application Compatibility and the rest of the time I hung out in the “Test your app on Win 7” and “Win 7 Developer drop in center”. I got some great questions from attendees.  I thought I’d blog some...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Application Compatibility Testing Guidance document

    If you have an existing application, you may be wondering if it’s going to work on Windows 7.  If it works on Vista, you have a good shot at it working on Windows 7. As a developer or a tester, you may be wondering if you have tested your application to uncover potential issues on the new OS. We...
  • Blog Post: Where do I start?

    When you work on a given subject for a while, you tend to jump right in and forget to start at the beginning. In the Application Compatibility lab, we kick off the week with an overview presentation and cover the basics of common compatibility issues. Those topics are probably a good place to start with...
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