MIX06 conference

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I wanted to give a quick pointer to the conference Microsoft will be hosting in March in Las Vegas: MIX06, a “A 72-hour conversation between developers, designers and business professionals to explore high-fidelity commerce, content,…


International Domain Names in IE7

Hi, I am Vishu Gupta, a developer on the IE team. For the past year, I have been working primarily on CURI and International Domain Names (IDN) support. Browser support for navigating to URLs written in users’ native languages is critical for making the Internet truly international. IDN relies upon a standardized mechanism known as…


IE December Security Update – addressing scattered reports of odd browser behavior

We have received scattered reports of users experiencing odd browser behavior after installing our most recent security update. Some of you have reported opening a browser window that promptly hangs IE, others have reported opening links that render blank, and finally we have reports of multiple windows opening when initiating a browser session. After investigating…


Update on the feed icon

I recently posted about the search for an icon to represent feeds in IE7. We’ve found one. It’s orange. Check it out. – Jane


IE December 2005 Security Update is now available!

The IE December 2005 security updates are now available! This group of security updates is now available via Windows Update. Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update. I would encourage you to upgrade to Microsoft Update if you haven’t already. Information about the IE Security update…


New XSS vulnerability in IE

Just a quick paste of a comment on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog addressing the recent questions around the XSS issue we are investigating – We’ve received some questions regarding a reported cross-site scripting (XSS) issue affecting Internet Explorer.  Google Desktop was used in a proof of concept to demonstrate how, in some cases, this…


Dude, where’s my intranet zone? (… and more about the changes to IE7 security zones)

Internet Explorer enforces security rules for websites by grouping them into categories or “security zones”. Today we want to explain the changes to security zones you’ll see in IE7 so we should first clarify what the security rules are in IE6. On the Security tab of Internet Options under the tools menu, you will see…


I want to try IE7 for XP already

Every day, I get lots of email asking for a build of IE7 for XP. If you have an account on the internal Microsoft corporate network, I have a link I can send you.   For everyone else, we need a better answer than “We’re hiring; please come join us.” (That said, we’re hiring; please…


Better Website Identification and Extended Validation Certificates in IE7 and Other Browsers

Today I want to tell you about both our established plan to highlight secure sites in IE7 but also to tell you about some early thinking in the industry about creating stronger standards for identity on the internet. IE7 will join other browsers like Firefox, Opera and Konqueror in making the experience for secure (HTTPS)…


New enhancements to Phishing Filter protection for IE

Hello, I’m John Scarrow and am the general manager for the Anti-Spam and Anti-Phishing Team at Microsoft. My team developed and runs the Microsoft Phishing Filter you’ve seen for the current beta of Internet Explorer for Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, and I wanted to follow up on previous posts about…