Setting Google as Your Autosearch Provider (or One Thing I Don’t Love About IE)

Like any piece of software I have worked on, I have intense affection for the resultant software we ship (warts and all).  However, there are usually a number of things you wish you had had more time to make better and every time you run across it in the product it drives you crazy. One…

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MSDN articles on IE for XP SP2

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 If you’re a developer hosting the WebBrowser control, you’ll want to read Compatibility in Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2. This article has details about changes such as: Local Machine Zone Lockdown…

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IE add-ons in Marketplace

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Hi, I’m Gary Schare and I run the product management team for IE.  This includes defining and communicating the IE value proposition for all customer segments and helping the product team with long-term product strategy. …

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XPSP2 and its slightly updated user agent string

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Hi, I’m Christopher Vaughan, and I’m the lead project manager for the Internet Explorer team. I’ve worked on IE on and off since the IE 3.0 days, and have been involved in every major Windows…

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New Internet Explorer Community Site

We’ve just launched a new Community site for Internet Explorer to help support end users. This is linked from the main Internet Explorer page on www.microsoft.com. It includes links to other Internet Explorer sites, downloads and hints and tips. This site is focused on providing resources to end users but we also have sites with information…

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IE User Experience

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 My name is Bruce Morgan, and I am another one of the development managers on the IE team.  I manage the developers who work on the User Experience of IE – the UI and related…

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The Basics of the IE Testing Matrix

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 As we recently shipped security update MS04-025, I thought it would be good to talk about the testing coverage that we do for each security update.  Testing is about risk management, and we have to make judgments about where to invest heavily…

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How the IE team is organized

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 As we’ve been posting we’ve been mentioning our titles, but we haven’t really explained what those titles mean or what we do on the IE team, so I thought I’d explain. Like many Microsoft product teams, there are three primary job functions…

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Welcome to Internet Explorer Security

The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 My name is John, and I work on the Internet Explorer team.  It’s a little hard to explain my actual function on the team, but my current official title is “Development Manager”.  I’m also something…

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I Love This Browser!

The information published in this post is now out-of-date.—IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 I hopefully got your attention with the title of my first post.  And it is definitely true for me, as I have loved browsing the web since I started way back in the mid 90s, and I really love browsing with IE.  Yet,…

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