New Performance Scanning Tools on modern.IE Enable Faster Real-World Sites and Improved User Experiences

Today we released improvements to the modern.IE code scanner that help developers identify common patterns that improve real-site performance and can make a real impact on what users do on sites they visit. We also published a new tutorial that shows how swish.com used a combination of modern.IE and F12 tools in Internet Explorer 11…

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Enabling new interoperable panning experiences through the CSS Scrolling Snap Points Specification

Today, we submitted a new proposal to the W3C, CSS Scrolling Snap Points, designed to enable fast and fluid panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. These APIs enable developers to more easily build panning experiences such as paginated content and scrolling photo galleries…

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Introducing BrowserSwarm – Spend less time testing your next JavaScript project

Today, along with appendTo and Sauce Labs, we are releasing BrowserSwarm – an open source tool that helps Web developers automate testing of their JavaScript frameworks and libraries across devices and browsers. Quality frameworks are the foundation for the modern Web, but framework developers often do not have the resources to test across browsers. BrowserSwarm…

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Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices

As part of today’s Windows 8.1 Preview, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Preview is now also available.  Fast, fluid and perfect for touch, IE11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes – an experience where sites and apps work flawlessly together. IE11 offers better…

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Welcome to //BUILD

This year’s BUILD conference is June 26-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  This will be the first broad discussion and distribution of the next versions of Windows and Internet Explorer, and we hope to see many of you there! The IE engineering team will have seven presentations at BUILD focusing on techniques…

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New on modern.IE: Free VM Downloads, Windows 8 QuickStart Kits, Enhanced Code-Scanning Tools, and More

Today, we are updating modern.IE with enhanced tools and resources to help you test your sites for modern browsers like Internet Explorer 9 and 10, while also helping you support older versions of browsers. These enhancements address the most common feedback, suggestions, and requests that we have received from enthusiastic users since introducing the site…

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IE 9.0.11 Available via Windows Update

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-071 – Critical This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose…

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IEAK 10 for Windows 8 now available

Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10) for Windows 8 is now available for download at http://ieak.microsoft.com. IEAK 10 simplifies the creation, deployment, and management of customized Internet Explorer 10 packages. IT Professionals can use IEAK 10 to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 10 experience for their users and to manage user settings after deploying…

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Microsoft SmartScreen & Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates

Today two Certificate Authorities (CAs), Symantec and DigiCert, announced the introduction of EV code signing certificates. Their announcement is a positive development for users and businesses because it helps both sides reduce fraud and increase trust. We want to provide some more details about what this means for Microsoft’s SmartScreen and the Windows 8 application…

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IE 9.0.8 Available via Windows Update

The July 2012 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer is now available via Windows Update. This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could…

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