Updates from the “Project Spartan” Developer Workshop

Today we’re excited to host some of our top web site partners, enterprise developers and web framework authors at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus for a “Project Spartan” developer workshop to get an early look at Windows 10’s new default browsing experience as it rapidly approaches a public preview. This is another step in our…

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A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine

As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine…

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February 2015 security updates for Internet Explorer

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009 This critical security update resolves one publicly reported and 40 privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-009. Security Update for Flash Player (3021953) This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows…

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Simplified Adaptive Video Streaming: Announcing support for HLS and DASH in Windows 10

Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 introduced support for Professional Quality Video using Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). With Windows 10, Microsoft is announcing browser support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and enhanced support for MPEG DASH in the new EdgeHTML rendering engine. These new features automate adaptive streaming, and make…

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Updates for the F12 developer tools in the Windows 10 January Technical Preview

Last week, we shared the latest news for the Windows 10 Web platform and introduced Project Spartan, the browser built for Windows 10. In addition to building Project Spartan, we have been hard at work updating the Internet Explorer developer tools in Windows 10. Today we want to show you the latest enhancements, which are…

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IE test VMs on modern.IE get a refresh

To help web developers test versions of Internet Explorer more easily, we’ve had a suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE since January of 2013. Today we released another refresh of the VMs to incorporate feedback and to update the base Windows versions. The changes we’ve made with build 20141027 include: We now use IE blocker…

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April 2014 Internet Explorer Updates

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018 – Critical This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights…

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Happy Holidays from the IE Team!

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share some GPU-powered HTML5 and CSS3 holiday cheer. Check out Holiday Lites to brighten your screen and test your browser’s layout and rendering performance. This demo shows how IE11 updates content incrementally rather than needing to layout and render the entire page after every DOM manipulation….

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IE11 Developer Preview for Windows 7: Enabling Next Generation Sites and Apps - Faster

With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. IE11 on Windows 7 offers the same improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and completely revised F12 developer…

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IE Dev Center: Finding the resources you need, quickly

Last week we launched a remodeled Internet Explorer Developer Center (msdn.com/ie) to make it easier for developers to find the comprehensive documentation quickly. Based on your feedback, we’ve adjusted our site structure as part of a larger Windows Dev Center redesign in order to: Make it easier to find developer topics across versions of IE…

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