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Detect Sites Changes in IE10 with Compat Inspector
Compact Inspector detects if Internet Explorer platform changes affect your site, according to the IE Blog post IE10 Compat Inspector . Compat Inspector was developed during the course of IE9 to speed up the process of recognizing common issues across different sites and have now updated it for IE10...
26 Jan 2012
IE6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1%
Internet Explorer 6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1% according to a blog post on Exploring IE, The US Says Goodbye to IE6 . Roger Capriotti , Director, Internet Explorer Marketing, writes, “IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager...
4 Jan 2012
Fourth Preview for IE10 Delivers Faster Rendering
An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download . This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG...
1 Dec 2011
Pinning Gives Your Site a Front Row Seat
When users pin your site, they visit more often, spend more time and go deeper. That means you get more site impact, like ad revenue, purchases, paid subscriptions or whatever you want your users to do more of. Start with the best parts of your site and then use pinning capabilities to grab attention...
23 Sep 2011
Start Today Using Site-Ready HTML5 on IE10 Platform Preview 2
IE10 Platform Preview 2, the same HTML5 engine seen in the recent public “Windows 8” demos, is now available for download . With this update, IE10 continues to deliver support for site-ready HTML5 technologies as well as improving performance. With the second Platform Preview, you can...
30 Jun 2011
See HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’
Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you can expect on the IE 9 experience you’ll find in the ‘Mango’ release. The site laid out to be easily read similar to Internet Explorer Test Drive , but uses on the mobile form factor...
23 Jun 2011
500 New Features Coming to vNext Windows Phone, Beta Developer Tools Available
Previews have begun worldwide of the next major release of Windows Phone , code-named “Mango,” through a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and...
24 May 2011
How To Add Windows 7 Jump Lists, Site Branding to Your Web Applications
When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites , lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application...
14 May 2011
How to Build Better HTML5
Soma Somasegar , Senior Vice President of Developer Division at Microsoft, has put together a blog post that describes the tools that you can use to build sites that use HTML5, ECMAScript 5, and CSS3. To learn more about developing in HTML5, CSS3 and JScript, see ScriptJunkie . In his blog post...
10 May 2011
Watch MIX Keynotes Live Online April 12 - 13
Can’t attend MIX 11 in-person? Watch the keynotes live from Las Vegas, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT (4pm GMT), via live.visitmix.com . Tune-in for the latest announcements from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight. Keynotes will run for approximately 90 minutes. The Channel 9 Live...
11 Apr 2011
Internet Explorer 9 To Roll Out to Users via Windows Update at End of June
Internet Explorer 9 updates will begin being rolled out on Windows Update the end of June, according to a blob posted by the team A thoughtful approach to measuring browser adoption . According to the post, “Every browser has a mechanism for updating their users from a previous version of a...
2 Apr 2011
Internet Explorer 9 Launches Today at SXSW
The Web is about to get more immersive with Internet Explorer 9 . Along with designers and developers from around the world, Internet Explorer 9 delivers a more beautiful Web for Windows. Join the IE 9 Launch today Live from SXSW at 5:30 Pacific (7:30 Central). Download IE 9 today at 9 pm Pacific...
14 Mar 2011
W3C Moves HTML 5 Standard to ‘Last Call’
Earlier this week the W3C announced that it had extended the charter of the HTML Working Group , including clear milestones for HTML5. HTML 5 is the next version of the platform-neutral HyperText Markup Language standard used worldwide for rendering Web pages, and the cornerstone of W3C's Open Web Platform...
19 Feb 2011
Two Million Users Download IE 9 in First Two Days
In first two days, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta, according to the Windows Team Blog posting Early Customer Enthusiasm for a More Beautiful Web . “We’ve seen 9 million visits and over 26 million page views to the Beauty of the Web site since its release last week...
21 Sep 2010
Sleek, Fast User Experience Unveiled in IE9 Beta Launch
Internet Explorer 9 Beta was shown today at a launch event in Silicon Valley, CA. The beta includes the new user experience, where what you don’t see is key. There’s no branding beyond the logo in the Taskbar. There’s no text or logo in the title bar. The goal is to let the site shine...
15 Sep 2010
IE9 Beta Launches September 15
Internet Explorer 9 will be launched at an event in San Francisco September 15. The launch celebrates the Beauty of the Web. More information is available on the Windows Team Blog posting Announcing the Beauty of the Web event for IE9 Beta Launch . About Internet Explorer 9 Get the current preview...
13 Aug 2010
Developers Get Started with Internet Explorer 9 Preview 4
5 Aug 2010
Registration Opens for October’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC)
Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements and will be in Redmond October 28-29. This year will be no exception. Leading-edge developers and architects will gather to hear firsthand from Microsoft’s leaders...
13 Jul 2010
HTML 5 Support Shown in Second Preview of Internet Explorer 9
The second preview of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is now available. The IE team announced the availability on the team's blog at HTML5 and Same Markup: Second IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers . IE9 improves IE9’s performance, support for standards, and hardware acceleration of HTML5. ...
5 May 2010
Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive Ready for Developers
16 Mar 2010
Internet Explorer Team Working on HTML 5
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team is working with the members of the W3C on the future of browsers, particularly with HTML 5. In a posting on the IEBlog , Working with the HTML5 Community , the team shares what is happening. Providing feedback on HTML5 Testing HTML5 Ensuring new specifications enable...
10 Mar 2010
How Companies Use Web Slices, Accelerators
Web slices and Accelerators are important new features in Internet Explorer 8 . What you may not know is how easy they are to implement and how much value they bring to your Web sites. Hear what country music star Dolly Parton has to say about Internet Explorer 8. Business Value of Web Slices, Accelerators...
26 Jan 2010
Interesting article on IE, Firefox, Chrome and future of browser wars
Normally I don’t spend a lot of time reading about the browser wars, but one of my colleagues, Bruce Kyle – prolific blogger on the Microsoft US ISV Team Blog , pointed me to this article called Microsoft IE's downfall 'far fetched,' says researcher Lock on enterprise ensures long life for IE;...
12 Jan 2010
Jon Box Explains Accelerators, Web Slices, Search Providers in IE8
Want to learn why you should look at the Internet Explorer 8 for developing better user experiences? We have just the guy to explain and give ideas around the new features of Internet Explorer 8. In this episode, Keith and Woody sit down with Jon Box, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, to get the scoop...
6 Dec 2009
Developers Get a Sneak Peek at Internet Explorer 9
Developers got a sneak peak at Internet Explorer 9 at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) . Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, shared an early look at some of the work under way on Internet Explorer 9, highlighting advancements in performance and interoperable...
23 Nov 2009
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