What is the easiest way to block automatic upgrades to IE9?

There have been a number of efforts we’ve been going through lately to promote users running modern versions of Internet Explorer. We have been marketing and advertising since release of course, and over the summer we added a prominent advertisement. Then, we recently announced that we plan to start doing automatic upgrades, in line with…

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How Do I Stop Upgrades to IE9?

Moving people off of older browsers onto newer ones is something we have been pushing hard for at Microsoft. The latest version of IE is significantly more secure than older ones, and way more interoperable. (Who really wants to develop 2 websites when they really only want one – one for some crusty old version…

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Podcast on IE9, App Compat, and the future (Windows 8, IE10) with ChangeBASE

I always like to take the opportunity to do a favor for a friend. And, if that favor is “put on a headset and talk geek for a while” well, that’s hardly work at all – in fact, I normally just call that “being awake”. So, in that spirit, when my friend Emily from ChangeBase…

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Differences in JavaScript Performance Across IE9 Document Modes

I had a question come up from a customer: so, IE9 JavaScript performance is faster, and IE9 has 4 different document modes – are there differences in JavaScript performance across the document modes? Now, I kind of suspected that the answer would be yes, but I didn’t actually know any details – and as a…

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App Compat Sessions at TechEd Australia 2011

For those of you attending TechEd Australia, if you are interested in application compatibility, there are two sessions you won’t want to miss tomorrow (September 1, 2011): Troubleshooting Application Compatibility Issues with Windows Internet Explorer 9 When your website doesn’t work with a new browser, what do you do? In this demo-heavy session we explore…

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What happened to the Zone information on the status bar in IE9?

One query that comes in quite a bit from the IT Pro community around IE9 is this: what happened to the zone indication from the status bar? Zone information, for both the Developer and the IT Pro, can be pretty important. It determines the security context the page runs in, as well as the application…

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All of the Nerdy Details on Internet Explorer 9 Application Compatibility

We recently announced that Internet Explorer 9 will be available starting Monday, March 14. Naturally, if you are a geek (which, statistically speaking, is true for a fairly large percentage of folks who happen to be reading my blog), you are asking yourself, “where are all of the nerdy details about changes which might affect…

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Debugging a CSS Issue with IE9: Mötley Crüe Edition

If you want to master app compat debugging, then I really only know of one approach: practice. Find things that are broken, and then find out why. If you have to look too far for something broken, then you must be significantly luckier than I am! Now, I prefer to listen to Mötley Crüe when…

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