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  • Blog Post: Win amazing experiences with IE9

    Internet Explorer 9 – it's blisteringly fast, elegantly designed and the most secure browser yet. So good in fact, that people are prepared to go to extreme lengths to convince their Manager to give it to them at work. How extreme? Check out these 3 videos to find out – and vote for your...
  • Blog Post: How to: MicroFinance App, Creating the Front End

    by Matt Robinson , Mando Group We embarked on a proof of concept project to create a line of business web application using some of the latest technologies such as Windows Azure and HTML5 and see if we could combine these technologies with great design to produce an awesome experience for the end...
  • Blog Post: HTML5-Powered “Cut the Rope” Comes to the Web and IE9

    Cut the Rope , the game originally built for iPhone and Android by ZeptoLab has been ported to HTML5 by PixelLabs, ZentoLab and the Internet Explorer team. To get the full story on how it was created, including an explanation of the mind-set switch required to move from Objective-C to JavaScript, take...
  • Blog Post: Will you use site pinning?

  • Blog Post: Make Your Website More like a Native App

    By Justin Whitney . Justin is an iOS developer and video producer. He writes, directs, and produces video projects such as short films and promotional videos. Before mobile apps were mobile apps, they were Web apps. In other words, as companies ramped up to full-fledged native apps for mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive re-launched with new interface and more storage

    When I say to someone out side of Microsoft “Stick it on SkyDrive” they often look at me blank faced? Do you mean DropBox? Apparently the service has around 100 million users worldwide, but I don’t think it’s really caught on in the UK as much as it must have done else where. Which is odd considering...
  • Blog Post: Get a step-by-step guide to site pinning

    Have you seen http://buildmypinnedsite.com/ ? There’s a great overview and step-by-step guide to taking advantage of pinning on your site. Head on over there and get started.
  • Blog Post: Bagging the MIX11 Videos You Want

    [This post was x-posted (albeit manually) from my own blog at http://bit.ly/mikeormond ] If, like me, you weren’t lucky enough to be at MIX this year, chances are you’ve got a bit of catching up to do watching session videos . I always dread trying to download videos over my lousy broadband connection...
  • Blog Post: IE10 Platform Preview and Site pinning Documentation

    If you want to know more about the technical details of the IE10 Platform Preview then take a look at this great documentation I just stumbled upon. It outlines all the new features that have been added. Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3) support Flexible Box (“Flexbox”) Layout Grid Alignment Multi...
  • Blog Post: Umbraco WordPress and IE9

    If you are using Umbraco or WordPress it’s now easier than ever to customise IE9 features like SitePinning and Jump lists using some recently released plugins.If your not using either but still want to support pinning then there is also a great jQuery library , than can have you up and running in 5 minutes...
  • Blog Post: IE9 is only awesome because of you guys

    IE9 has only been possible because of the feedback that we got from developers over the past 12 months. After 8 developer previews, a beta, a release candidate and 40 million downloads, the final version of IE9 is finally available for download. To deliver this release the IE team addressed over 17,000...
  • Blog Post: IE9 is Go!

    Now it's not often you get me working at 00:28 in the morning without at least Visual Studio booted up, but this morning was different. You see IE9 was being Launched ( you can download it here ) at SXSW and I was excited to see what new demos they had up their sleeve. There was a great one from @ZEFrank...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Shortcuts

    Mice are for Wimps! Any .net developer worth their salt has memorised all the important Visual Studio Shortcut keys they need, so I thought maybe you’d like to see the IE9 ones. Below are a list of my favourites. If you have anymore you use, let me know in the comments. IE9 Keyboard Shortcuts - Ctrl...
  • Blog Post: IE9 to Launch on Monday 14th

    Just incase you didn’t hear the news, the final version of IE9 is launching on Monday. Below is a little video from Dean Hachamovitch and Ryan Gavin thanking everyone one that provided feedback. People all over the world have been telling us what's important to them and IE9 is the product of that feedback...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Chief Joins MIX11 Keynote Lineup

    Windows Internet Explorer Corporate Vice President, Dean Hachamovitch, will join Joe Belfiore (Windows Phone) and Scott Guthrie (.NET developer platform) to keynote this year’s event. Visit the conference site for more details on the upcoming RTM for IE9, and topics planned at MIX11 (April 12 –...
  • Blog Post: Dev Unplugged - A HTML5 Contest

    Today, we are announcing the launch of Dev Unplugged , a contest that challenges web developers to build a Game or Music Experience without the use of plug-ins. The Challenge You can either create a game or a music application, the only real stipulation is that you build something incredible. Gaming...
  • Blog Post: All the IE9 resources you need on MSDN

    Visit the Internet Explorer 9 developer centre on MSDN and get easy access to the RC, features, highlights and a pile of links to IE-related team blogs. Get started with the tools and tips you need here .
  • Blog Post: IE9 Release Candidate is Live

    Today we launched the release candidate of IE9 and with it a few new features. You can download the RC here .     GeoLocation From a developers perspective one of the most interesting new features is native support for GeoLocation.  The new Geolocation object makes it simple to figure...
  • Blog Post: Games Day

    My favourite day of the school year was the last day of term, the day you got to bring games in. Top of my list was Screwball Scramble , a simple yet massively addictive game. I lost around a year of my childhood to that game, but my god was I good. What was your favourite game to take in for games...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Platform Preview 7 is out now and faster than ever

    A new release of Internet Explorer Platform Preview 7 is now ready for you to download and test . Coming just three weeks after Platform Preview 6, Platform Preview 7 demonstrates the improvements that have been made in IE9 performance. For users this means in IE9 pages will load faster, and everyday...
  • Blog Post: PDC10 round up – a guest post by Andrew Sinclair

    I'd originally incorrectly pegged this post to Mike Ormond - apologies to Andrew and Mike. Perhaps I'm still suffering from post-PDC10 tiredness... This week’s MSDN Flash features a PDC10 round up by Andrew Sinclair – a valiant effort given Andrew wasn’t there in person but took...
  • Blog Post: Download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6

    Short and sweet - announced at PDC10 yesterday, Windows Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is now available for you to download. Friday fact - did you know there have been more than 10 million downloads of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta? Technorati Tags: Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6
  • Blog Post: Tech talk in 8 words – what can you come up with?

    Well, I did promise we’d have a bit of fun this week, and here it is. The UK MSDN team is having a Twitter moment. Every other week we’ll choose a topic, and we’ll tweet about that topic in eight words, using hashtag #techin8. This week’s topic is IE9 and HTML5. Here are a few examples of your work so...
  • Blog Post: Have you seen the MSDN Internet Explorer developer centre?

    MSDN’s Internet Explorer developer centre is your hub for all things IE. Now you’ve downloaded the IE9 beta (you have, haven’t you?), check out the other tools available. I’ve heard tell they can help you build a more beautiful web…     Technorati Tags: Internet Explorer 9 , IE9
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Beta – what’s new for developers?

    Thanks to Martin Beeby, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, for this fab post. Modern web browsers use about 10% of your PCs power, Tonight in San Francisco Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 Beta and unlocked the other 90%. Internet Explorer 9 beta is not only fast, secure and standards compliant but...
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