MSXML5…Not in This IE

Some of you may have noticed the following goldbar on some websites: Our friend Adam on the XML team recently posted on the XML Team’s Blog about MSXML versioning. It’s a great read and thoroughly explains the best practices for using MSXML. As we’ve posted previously, MSXML5 is not pre-approved as there are better options such as…


IE7 Hits the Street

Just in case you missed it somehow, we released IE7 last Wednesday. In the first four days over three million of you have already downloaded the final release.  Thank you! (If you’re not one of those three million, you can get it here.) We expect the numbers to continue to climb steadily until we start distributing…


Windows Search Guide in IE7

Hi, my name is Jane Maliouta and I am a Program Manager on the IE Team working on the Windows Search Guide. Throughout the development cycle, we’ve blogged about Search in IE7. The Windows Search Guide is part of Instant Search, a new feature in IE7. The search guide page displays search providers that users can select to customize the list in…


Building Add-Ons for IE Could Net You A Trip to Mix07 and $2500

Hey!  I’m Pete LePage, one of the Product Managers for IE and I’ve been around Microsoft for some time now. One of my favorite things about Internet Explorer is how easy it is to customize with add-ons. Earlier today, Jeremy posted about some of the cool add-ons recommended by the IE Team. Personally, I’m a bit of a developer…


IE7 and High Assurance at RSA Europe

One of the best parts of IE7 is actually yet to come. High Assurance SSL certificates, now known as Extended Validation certificates are a critical part of our strategy to help customers avoid online fraud like phishing scams We’ve been hard at work with the other browsers and certification authorities on a set of common…


Must Have Add-Ons for IE7

With your freshly installed Internet Explorer 7, take time to explore our library of add-ons. The IE Add-Ons website has over 400 add-ons registered to date, and many more are on the way. The IE7 team took the last few weeks (in between last minute bug fixes) to collect our must-have list below. All of…


An IE7 Security Vulnerability?

Some people are discussing a recently announced security vulnerability that they claim is found in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP SP2 systems. While it is true that a vulnerability exists, the vulnerability is not actually in any components of IE7, although the attack vector makes it appear that way. Our friends at the MSRC have the issue…


Meet Some of the IE7 Team

Last week Channel 9, with camera in tow, paid a visit to the IE Team. In the first video I talk far too long at the start before we walk the hallways and meet a few members of the team. In the second video we chat with Max Stevens on user experience. The third video…


New Quick Reference Sheet Posted to the IE7 Site

You may recall when Seth originally introduced our Quick Reference Sheet for IE7 in an earlier post.  Since then we’ve made a few additions and posted it to the main IE7 site on Microsoft.com.  The Quick Reference Sheet pulls together some really useful keyboard and mouse shortcuts that will help you get the most out…


Be Ready for Automatic Update Distribution of IE7 by November 1

Now that IE7 has released, I want to remind everyone about the plan we announced back in July to distribute IE7 via Automatic Updates (AU) and point you to the readiness materials we’ve created. To help you become more secure and up-to-date, we will distribute IE7 via Automatic Updates as a high-priority update. We will…