Thanks for a Great 2006!

On behalf of the IE team, I want to thank you all for a super 2006! This was a busy year for us culminating in the release of IE7 and Windows Vista. The IE Blog has been a busy place too; we made 184 posts and received 11,729 comments so far this year! We really appreciate…


Extended Validation (EV) SSL and Small Businesses

I’m Markellos Diorinos, and I am a product manager with the Internet Explorer team. Yesterday I read a story in the Wall St. Journal about how some small businesses, such as the featured Aunt Joy,  will receive a lump of coal this Christmas, as they are unable to get the new EV SSL Certificates. Kelvin…


Google and Release Customized IE7

I’m happy to note that Google and have recently released customized versions of IE7. These versions have been tailored by the two companies to provide the best experience with IE7 for their users. Like Yahoo!,, and others, they used the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) to create these versions; this toolkit is available to…


IE December 2006 Security Update is Now Available

The IE cumulative December 2006 security update is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates via the new Microsoft Update. I encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already. This update addresses 4 security issues:  2 remote code execution vulnerabilities and 2 information disclosure vulnerabilities….


File URIs in Windows

Invalid file URIs are among the most common illegal URIs that we were forced to accommodate in IE7. As I mentioned in a previous blog post there is much confusion over how to handle file URIs. The standard for the file scheme doesn’t give specific instructions on how to convert a file system path for…


Chinese and Hebrew IE7 Released

We released three additional language versions of Windows Internet Explorer 7 – Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional and Hebrew. This adds to the list of previously released language versions in Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Korean and Spanish. Download language versions of Windows Internet Explorer 7 here.  More language versions of…