Accelerator Creation Guide

IntroductionThere are a lot of really cool services out there, and I think a lot of them would fit in really well with Accelerators. But even though there’s a lot of value to be had in creating Accelerators, I don’t think we’ve ever had a blog post explaining a step-by-step process for how to do…

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Recap of Add-on-Con

We’ve just returned from Add-on-Con, an annual conference for browser add-on developers held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California. The add-on development community is an entrepreneurial bunch of people and it’s exciting to hear about what they’re working on. Herman Ng, Christopher Griffin, and I were there to present and chat with…

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IE December Security Update Now Available

The IE Cumulative Security Update for December 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by correcting the control and by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. …

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IE8 SmartScreen in action

Last week at PDC, as we were about to start talking to people about IE9, I saw the following notification from my Facebook account: From: Facebook [mailto:notification+mwm5axbx@facebookmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:05 AM Dina posted something on your Wall and wrote: “funny vid of u, you see it? http://www.facebook.com/l/ca339;hTTP://www.N70.InFO/2d” To see your Wall or…

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An Early Look At IE9 for Developers

We’re just about a month after the Windows 7 launch, and wanted to show an early look at some of the work underway on Internet Explorer 9.  At the PDC today, in addition to demonstrating some of the progress on performance and interoperable standards, we showed how IE and Windows will make the power of…

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My Favorite IE Add-on: Mouse Gestures by Ralph Hare

I spend a lot of time dealing with problems users encounter when using Internet Explorer. As a result, when I write about add-ons, I’m usually talking about misbehaving code that is wrecking the browser. However, it’s not all doom-and-gloom out there, and I’m delighted to share my favorite browser add-on with you. I first came…

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Participating at W3C’s TPAC 2009

This week the W3C holds its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting (TPAC 2009). There will be about a dozen people from the IE team participating and this is a valuable opportunity to continue working together with other W3C members on the next generation of web standards. High quality specifications that improve interoperability between…

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Now Available: IEAK8 can create custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in 19 additional languages

We are pleased to announce that the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 now supports creating custom Internet Explorer 8 packages in a total of 43 languages. IEAK8 can be downloaded from http://ieak.microsoft.com. Custom Internet Explorer 8 packages can be created in the following platform and language combinations: Windows XP SP2 or SP3 x86: Total…

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IE October 2009 Security Update Now Available

The IE Cumulative Security Update for October 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This update addresses three privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer processes data stream headers, validates arguments, and handles objects in memory. For detailed…

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Add-on Guidelines in action – AVG Security Toolbar

The AVG Security Toolbar team has recently released a new version of their toolbar. It has a more predictable user experience and does a better job of allowing users to stay in control of their browser. It’s a great example of the Guidelines for add-on developers in action. It’s encouraging to see the example set…

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