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  • IEBlog

    Microsoft's Interoperability Principles and IE8

    We’ve decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can. This decision is a change from what we’ve posted previously. Why Change? Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles...

    Halo 2 vs. Half-Life 2

    Well, it's not really like that, but Steve posted that he's tempted to get an Xbox simply to play Halo 2. I'm having similar pains over Half-Life 2. My beautiful wife picked up a copy of Halo 2 for me this morning at Target. On my home PC, I've got a...
  • The Visual Studio Blog


    Let’s talk about the all-caps menus. When we shared the RC design preview with you, we expected the uppercase menu would generate mixed feedback and emotions. We had seen similar reactions from early adopters and from our own internal users prior...
  • Building Windows 8

    Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete

    We wanted to do an early Windows 8 post about one of the most used features, and one we have not improved substantially in a long time. With the increasing amount of local storage measured in terabytes, containing photos (in multiple formats and very...
  • Building Windows 8

    Going behind the scenes building Windows 8

    As we start to talk about some more of the details of the Consumer Preview release and some of the changes, or just features we haven't had a chance to blog about yet, we wanted to take a step back and re-introduce the team a bit--a reminder of the people...
  • Because we can

    Transactional NTFS in action

    A strange thing happened to me yesterday. I went to install an OS X update to my iMac. The update failed midway through, and this left my machine in an unbootable state. The truth is that it could have been Windows, or a Windows product, that did the...
  • JW on Tech

    Why I left Google

    Ok, I relent. Everyone wants to know why I left and answering individually isn’t scaling so here it is, laid out in its long form. Read a little (I get to the punch line in the 3 rd paragraph) or read it all. But a warning in advance: there is no...
  • Building Windows 8

    Designing the Start screen

    Thank you for the comments and feedback on the previous post. We definitely get the message that there's a lot of feedback and passion around the design. We're going to continue talking about the design and answering your questions and comments through...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer 8

    Just as he was the first to talk about IE7 , Bill Gates kept the tradition alive and discussed IE8 at the Mix ‘n Mash event here on campus yesterday. Bill was talking to some bloggers about IE.Next and called it IE8, the same way we do here in the IE...
  • IEBlog

    IE and Standards

    First of all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Chris Wilson; I’m the lead program manager for the web platform in IE. (I am NOT Chris Wilson the drummer for Good Charlotte. :^) ) I joined the IE team shortly before we shipped IE 2.0 in 1995, and...
  • 嵌入式Windows团队中文博客

    应用程序组件化系列 (二)

    (注:本文由 邹少颖 译自Andy Allred2005年的 英文博客系列之二 。如果你要查看中文版的系列之一,请点击 此处 .) 在这个帖子里,我会给您展示如何把应用程序组件化的第一阶段。我们可以从一些容易的实例开始, 例如Winamp 。网上可以找到好些个不同版本的Winamp, 为简单起见我选择了 “Winamp-Lite” , 版本号是5.08e ,自解压缩EXE包的名字是“ winamp508e_lite.exe ”,这个软件包解压缩后大小是516KB。 您将会见到,这个组件的文件包里包括23个文件...
  • IEBlog

    An Early Look At IE9 for Developers

    We’re just about a month after the Windows 7 launch, and wanted to show an early look at some of the work underway on Internet Explorer 9. At the PDC today, in addition to demonstrating some of the progress on performance and interoperable standards...
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