Tabbed Browsing in IE vs Other features

Somewhere in one of my posts, someone mentioned Tabbed Browsing and what is stopping the IE team from putting tabs in their browser. Then again someone mentioned that they can live without tabs but they don’t like BHOs taking over their machines. So I thought why not open the room for discussion on this and…


Next Version of Internet Explorer !!

Bill Gates announced Microsoft’s plan for the next version of Internet Explorer in a speech at a security conference. See this link for more on that announcement. Key point to note .. Internet Explorer 7 will be available on XPSP2 !! Read IE blog for announcement from Dean Hachamovich on this. For updated information in the future about…


Introducing my WebLog

hi my name is Ali Alvi. I am a developer for Internet Explorer. I have been working at Microsoft almost for the past 4 years now with (in my opinion) the greatest browser team on the planet. I did my BS in computer science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). I worked for a while…


Vulnerability Reports in IE7?

The Microsoft Security Response Center has posted a blog entry that talks about this vulnerability that is being reported in the news in IE7. This is a publicly disclosed vulnerability which is actually in Outlook Express (OE) and uses Internet Explorer as a vector. Its not an issue with IE7 or any other version of…


Microsoft AntiSpyWare

Check out Microsoft AntiSpyware (meaningful naming 🙂 ) its still a beta version so there are some issues with it. Be careful when deleting any files, sometimes malware names conflict with some legit windows filenames. One such case is the file Location: C:\winnt\system32\tapicfg.exe. This is a legit Server 2003 file, should not be deleted….


Pandora by Music Genome Project

A friend of mine once mentioned to me that there’s a website that you go to and just tell them what song or artist you like and they create a playlist of songs that match your song’s musical qualities and stream those to you. I didn’t believe him and we had a bit of a…


iPod Photo 40 GB

So my wife got me a new iPod Photo as my anniversary gift (gotta love her for knowing me so well – albeit my incessant drooling while looking at the iPods in the Apple Store in Bellevue Square might have given her an idea or two – but nevertheless it was lovely of her to…


Interesting Post regarding IE and Microsoft AntiSpyware

Just read this article : This is a hoax ofcourse not true (BBlog is a site that provides humor via interesting concoctions). There is (obviously) no truth to this .. IE does NOT get detected as Spyware by Microsoft AntiSpyware software and it will not be removed. The funniest comment in the post was :…


Security Vulnerability in FireFox

I just came across this Phishing Vulnerability in Firefox  wherein you can spoof the source URL in the download dialog box. Just another one of the many reasons to believe that without security, no amount of progress can be made. We need to make browsers secure before they can do any fancy UI dance !   “Secunia rated…


IE team congratulates Mozilla on shipping Firefox 2 (FF2)

Mozilla released FireFox 2.0 today and it is available for download from their website. I haven’t used Firefox much to know what has changed from 1.5 but they do talk about improved tabbed browsing, session restore, RSS and Live Titles as some of the key things in 2.0. It also has a spell checker built…