A Humbling Delight

Moving the Web forward continues to be important. The Web and the IE team have come a long way from our first posts here. This blog will continue to cover advances and issues of interest to people who care about the Web, like HTML5, performance, touch, security, and the like.

I’m changing roles at Microsoft, and excited to start a new team to take on something new. Microsoft will of course continue to invest in the browser, in Web standards, in developer tooling for the Web, in privacy, and in even more areas than before. There’s a new set of capable leaders who will continue the strong work.

Please accept my thanks for all the feedback over the last nine years. The depth of passion across the range of topics here has made working on IE a humbling delight – one that I will miss. I expect to continue blogging in the near future at a different Microsoft address on a new topic.

—Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer

Comments (24)

  1. Maitreya Vyas says:

    Congratulations Dean! 🙂

  2. FremyCompany says:

    Thanks for everything you have done for IE and all the surpises you unveiled back then at the MIX events. Fare well and good luck for your next tasks.

  3. Saul says:

    Thank you for at least trying to make IE cooler.

  4. mysterious.e says:

    Great job on moving IE forward!

  5. john says:

    gratz. make a good browser on Android that syncs to Windows IE and I'd switch

  6. Randall says:

    IE's come a heck of a long way on your watch and good luck with whatever you're doing next.

  7. meni says:

    thanks for putting IE on the right track, after a long detour (are you responsible for that period too?).

    Still, MS and the web don't mix 😉

  8. Yannick says:

    @menu – Let's count, shall we (wait… I'm not Britisch?!)? 9 years, so that means, he was working on IE somewhere back in 2004, 3 years after IE6, 2 years prior to IE7. Knowing that IE7 had a code reset (together with all of Windows), it's possible he took the leading of the IE team at that very moment. So he's probably responsible for every IE since version 7. So no, he wasn't responsible for that period you are referencing.

    Anyway, congrats. Mind telling what you're going to do?

  9. Chris says:

    Thanks Dean from making IE better.

    You make my daily navigation smoother, faster and more reliable than ever.

    Wish you all the success possible in your new endeavor.

  10. Jimmy says:

    Hmm, probably a good thing with all the compatibility issues with IE11.

  11. davis says:

    Dean is the last of the three (the others being Chris Wilson and Eric Law) who were the public face of the IE "mea culpa" and the long road to overhauling Trident/IE to leave the IE team. Who will replace them?

  12. Ben says:

    do you turn to working on IE OS? like Chromium OS and Firefox OS

  13. GMerin says:

    Good luck in your new role. Make it as good as IE

  14. c69 says:

    Good luck in your new edeavors!

  15. Martijn says:

    Not trying to be mean or anything, but it's the developers doing the hard work.

  16. chriswin says:

    Now have IE on ios, android, osx, etc please increase market share and user base

  17. @Davis: Hundreds of people were responsible for the hard work that led us from IE7 to IE11, and the team has grown significantly in both size and talent over the years. Beyond the developers and testers, IE has several "rising star" PMs who are working with and leading standards bodies on new specs that will help drive the web forward.

    @Martijn: It's true that developers work hard, but discounting the importance of the VP at the top is a mistake. It's the job of VPs to ensure that teams have the manpower and resources to achieve great results. Over the years, Dean worked to attract, retain, grow, and motivate the engineering talent to deliver ever-better versions of the browser. As an engineer, few things are as motivating as the opportunity to work for someone who's both smarter and working harder than you are. I greatly enjoyed working for Dean, and I'm eager to see what project will benefit from his efforts next.

  18. about ie network says:

    to MSFT ie and network designers, please:

    1 add socks5 and dns over socks feature

    2 enhance tpl to surport any ulr blocking not just third party url and provide better UX on management

  19. Silverlight Dev says:

    Can we have our Silverlight back now?  Both of the Steves are gone now..

  20. Rob^_^ says:

    thanks for the opportunities for community participation… all the best. Regards.

  21. Viktor Krammer [quero.at] says:

    Great job, you really brought IE forward 🙂 Wishing you all the best in your new job.