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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 The documentation for these settings are scattered with current articles freely mixed with out-of-date versions.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.

Microsoft IE 9 Released

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 15, 2011 1

Microsoft released IE9, its flagship internet browser, at the SxSW conference yesterday. This brings IE into closer alignment with current web browsers, as it introduces some level of HTML5 support and achieves a 95% pass rate on the Acid 3 tests.

HTML5 Labs–A Website for Prototyping New Web Technologies

by Abel Avram on  Dec 22, 2010 3

Microsoft has decided not to include emerging web technologies still under development in IE9, providing instead HTML5 Labs, a website for testing prototype technologies such as IndexedDB and WebSockets.

Adobe Launches Preview of 64-bit Flash Player with Hardware Accelerated Graphics in IE9

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 17, 2010 5

Adobe has made available a preview of Adobe Flash player code-named “Square” that includes native 64-bit support for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It also includes enhanced support for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Beta.

Where Does IE Spend Most Time When Loading a Page?

by Abel Avram on  Sep 07, 2010 4

Jason Weber, Lead Program Manager responsible for Internet Explorer Performance, has released some internal data showing where IE 8 spends most of its time while preparing a page then rendering it, suggesting what websites should be focusing on.

Last IE9 Platform Preview Available with Improved Performance and Standards Compliance

by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 07, 2010 1

Microsoft has released the fourth and last preview version of Internet Explorer 9, which features hardware acceleration, deep integration with the JS engine and has improvements in performance and adoption of standards like SVG, CSS, HTML5, etc.

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