Announcing the 2015 “Project Spartan” Web Summit, May 5th and 6th in Mountain View, CA

In March, the Project Spartan team hosted a small, by-invitation workshop at our Silicon Valley campus with developers attending from popular sites and frameworks based around the Silicon Valley area. This was an invaluable opportunity for us to share our plans and meet face to face with developers that build with the Web platform. We…


Bringing asm.js to the Chakra JavaScript engine in Windows 10

Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at Support for asm.js has been one of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December. Delivering an interoperable & spec compliant JavaScript engine with the capabilities and performance for modern experiences has been a key…


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…


Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9, IE10 and IE11, this release is a significant step forward…


HTTP/2: The Long-Awaited Sequel

Ready to speed things up? Here at Microsoft, we’re rolling out support in Internet Explorer for the first significant rework of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol since 1999. It’s been a while, so it’s due. While there have been lot of efforts to streamline Web architecture over the years, none have been on the scale of…


Updates to our platform roadmap

Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE, today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature Status Math Built-ins (ES6) In Development Number Built-ins (ES6) In Development String Built-ins (ES6) In Development…


Making your WebGL code more flexible

The August update for Internet Explorer 11 includes new capabilities to help web developers detect when their WebGL application might encounter performance problems due to underlying hardware, including support for the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat flag and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension. These can be added to other best practices to make your WebGL code more adaptable to the hardware that…


Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users. This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile browsing experience gets better,…


August updates for Internet Explorer

The August update for Internet Explorer includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. As discussed on the Windows blog, we’ll continue to use our existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements in addition to security updates. New features for Internet Explorer 11 The update includes…


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….