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jQuery Stops IE 6 and IE 7 Support in v1.13

by Dennis Wilson on  Apr 17, 2014

jQuery will drop support for Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 "somewhere in 2015", jQuery Foundation president Dave Methvin stated on the official jQuery blog last week. This change will go hand in hand with the release of jQuery 1.13. The release 1.12 will be the last one with official support for the named versions of Microsoft's default browser for Windows.

Fix ASP.NET Browser Detection Error in Internet Explorer 11

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 06, 2014

Internet Explorer 11 will not be able to properly run .NET Framework 4.0 based web applications due to an error in the browser detection mechanism, which can be either fixed by installing .NET 4.5 or by adding a .browser file with correct definitions.

RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 SP1 Adds Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2013

Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.

Internet Explorer 11 Adds New F12 Tools, Improved Touch, WebGL, WebCrypto and Hardware 3D Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 07, 2013

Internet Explorer 11 included with Windows 8.1 includes new F12 tools, support for WebGL and Hardware 3D in addition to touch improvements.

IE 11 to Feature WebGL, New Development Tools and SPDY

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 26, 2013

There is good news for web developers: Windows 8.1 will ship with Internet Explorer 11, which will feature WebGL, much improved developer's tools and support for Google's SPDY protocol.

Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

Modern.ie Helps Developers Test Code for Browsers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 21, 2013 1

Microsoft has released modern.ie which enables you to test websites on various versions of IE with a series of tools including tips to build modern sites while supporting old versions of Internet Explorer.

How to Keep Up to Date with Windows Security Guidelines

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 12, 2013

Windows Security is a hard problem. There are countless optional settings that can introduce security vulnerabilities, many of which are enabled by default. The documentation for these settings are scattered with current articles freely mixed with out-of-date versions. One solution to this is the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager.

50 Tricks for Faster Web Applications

by Abel Avram on  Nov 22, 2012 1

Jatinder Mann, an Internet Explorer PM at Microsoft, held the session 50 performance tricks to make your HTML5 apps and sites faster at BUILD 2012, providing many tips for creating faster web applications.

Recommendations for Touch Friendly Sites

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 25, 2012

Though it really should have been done back in 2009 (the year Windows 7 was touting its touch screen support), Microsoft’s IE team has finally released their recommendations for building touch-friendly web sites.

New HTML Parsing Rules in IE 10

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 08, 2011

One of the major changes in HTML 5 was the introduction of standardized parsing rules for non-standard HTML, or more specifically, mal-formed HTML. Internet Explorer will start abiding by these new parsing rules in the recently released version 10, platform preview 2.

IE10 Platform Preview 2 Available

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 30, 2011

The IE team has announced Second Platform Preview for IE10. The Preview showcases new IE features like Positioned Floats, HTML5 SandBox, HTML5 Forms, setImmediate API, Page Visibility API, Async Scripts and more. It uses the same HTML5 engine seen in the recent Windows 8 demos.

What does “Native HTML5” Actually Mean?

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 13, 2011 1

At yesterday’s keynote Microsoft was proudly displaying their first platform preview of IE 10. Amongst all the crowing about its performance enhancements a bigger issue was missed. What do they really mean by “Native HTML5”? Is it really just about hardware acceleration? We don’t think so.

MIX Keynote 1 – Just the Highlights

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 12, 2011 3

The first keynote for MIX just concluded with lots of web-platform goodness including a new drop of ASP.NET MVC 3 that includes support for HTML 4 development and a preview of IE 10 running on an ARM processor. More updates from MIX will be available throughout the week.

Windows 7 Taskbar Integration for Websites

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 24, 2011

Microsoft’s is offering some of the same Windows 7 taskbar features to website developers that they offer to native application developers. Websites can be “pinned” by dragging them into the taskbar. Once there the website shows its own icon, tooltip, and jump list as if it were an installed application.

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