Internet Explorer Team Blog

November, 2005

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    Better Website Identification and Extended Validation Certificates in IE7 and Other Browsers

    Today I want to tell you about both our established plan to highlight secure sites in IE7 but also to tell you about some early thinking in the industry about creating stronger standards for identity on the internet. IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror in making the experience for secure (HTTPS) sites more visible by moving the lock icon into the address bar. We think the address bar is also important for users to see in pop-up windows. A missing address bar creates...
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    Genuine Windows and Browsers

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience, whether you use IE or not - for example, Windows Media Player has a Firefox plugin . I also recently got a chance to play with a new Firefox plugin that simplifies and improves the Windows validation...
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    The Beta 1 Refresh of the IE Developer Toolbar

    Hello, my name is Jeff Varga and I am an intern from U.C. Berkeley on the IE team. One of my projects this fall is to help build the IE Developer Toolbar into a great product for the IE community. We are pleased to release the beta 1 refresh of the IE Developer Toolbar . The community feedback was incredibly helpful in finding a lot of problems and in planning for new functionality. We’ve combed through the replies to the initial release blog post and on the IE wiki at Channel 9 . Please keep...
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    New enhancements to Phishing Filter protection for IE

    Hello, I’m John Scarrow and am the general manager for the Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Team at Microsoft. My team developed and runs the Microsoft Phishing Filter you’ve seen for the current beta of Internet Explorer for Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, and I wanted to follow up on previous posts about the Phishing Filter to highlight some news from today. Today Microsoft announced agreements with three new data providers – Cyota Inc., Internet Identity and MarkMonitor – who...
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    IE Security Update Impact to Security and Compatibility

    We’ve heard some concerns about the potential impact of recent IE updates, and I want to give you background on these updates so you can understand the impact. It is a top goal of ours to keep users safe and web pages working as the author intended. The great majority of users and developers should not be negatively impacted by recent IE security changes. However, there is potential for any code change to change how a web page works, which is why we are very careful about deciding what changes...
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    Windows Network Developer Platform Information

    On last Monday, Venkat mentioned some of the improvements made for the new version of WinINET.dll shipping alongside Internet Explorer 7. For developers in the audience, I’d like to note that the Windows Network Developer Platform blog is a great source of news about WinINET and other networking modules within Windows. Of particular interest to developers working with WinINET are the post on API Validation changes and the post on System.NET support for Internet Explorer proxy settings . - EricLaw
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