Internet Explorer Team Blog

June, 2008

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    IE8 and Trustworthy Browsing

    This blog post frames our approach in IE8 for delivering trustworthy browsing. The topic is complicated enough that some context and even history (before we go into any particular feature) is important, and so some readers may find this post a bit basic as it’s written for a wide audience. In previous posts here, we’ve written about IE8 for developers: the work in standards support, developer tools, script performance, and more. In future posts, we’ll write about IE8 for end-users (beyond the benefits...
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    IE8 Beta 1 June Security Update Now Available on Windows Update

    Today we released the IE June Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for Developers on Windows Update . For detailed information on the contents of this update, please see the following documentation: IE Blog Post: IE June Security Update Now Available Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 950759 If you are using IE8 Beta 1 for Developers, we encourage you to download this security update through Windows Update or the Microsoft Download Center today. Terry McCoy Program...
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    Securing Cross Site XMLHttpRequest

    As I mentioned in my post on Cross Document Messaging , client side cross domain request is an important area of interest for AJAX developers looking for ways to avoid expensive server side proxying calls. While Cross Document Messaging is useful for allowing third party components or gadgets embedded in a page to communicate/converse using script on both sides, other cross domain scenarios like web services require access to cross domain content using network requests from a client side web application...
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    Slipstreaming IE8

    As James and I mentioned in our blog post What’s coming in IE8 for IT Pros? , IE8 can now be slipstreamed into Vista and Window Server 2008 OS images. If you manage the desktop images for your organization, slipstream saves you time by simplifying the task of adding Internet Explorer 8 and any IE updates. If you’re adding Internet Explorer 7 to a Windows XP image you’ll typically install XP and then add IE7 before capturing the image -this can take 2 hours! With IE8 and Windows Vista, you are able...
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    June Chat with the IE Team on Thursday

    Join members of the Internet Explorer team for an Expert Zone chat next Thursday, June 19 th at 10.00 PDT/17.00 UTC. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the IE product team. Thank you to all who have attended the chats to date! If you can’t join us online, all chat transcripts are published here . Allow approximately 7-10 days following a chat for the transcript to go live. Hope you can join us on Thursday! Kristen Kibble Program Manager P...
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    What's Coming in Internet Explorer 8 for IT Professionals?

    Yesterday at Tech Ed IT Pro 2008 in Orlando we announced some of the enhancements we’re making in Internet Explorer 8 to help IT Professionals deploy and manage IE8 within their organization. We wanted to share those with the IT Pros on our blog. Over the last year we’ve surveyed over 2000 IT Professionals to understand their concerns and priorities for deploying and managing desktops and software within their organization. We learned that IT Pros have a lot of things to worry about - more than...
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    Introducing IE=EmulateIE7

    Bill Gates’ recent Tech Ed keynote and Tony Chor’s follow-up blog announced that IE8 Beta 2 will be available in August in many languages. We are encouraging sites to get ready for Beta 2 prior to release as it will present a big jump in IE8 browsing traffic. What does “getting ready for IE8” mean for web sites? IE8 displays content in IE8 Standards mode – its most standards-compliant layout mode – by default. In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed how this aligns with our commitment to Web standards...
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    IE June Security Update Now Available

    The IE Cumulative Security Update for June 2008 is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the new Microsoft Update . I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already to ensure that you receive the latest updates for all Microsoft products. This update addresses 1 remote code execution vulnerability and 1 information disclosure vulnerability. This security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying...
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    IE8 Beta 2 Coming in August

    In addition to the features for developers we showed in IE8 Beta 1 , we’ve been working on great new features for consumers and IT professionals (as well as doing even more cool stuff for developers). I’m happy to announce that we’re on track to deliver IE8 Beta 2 this August when you’ll get a chance to see what we’ve been up to in these areas. Furthermore, in order to help us get even more feedback for this global product, we’ll be releasing Beta 2 in over twenty languages within a month of the...
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