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…

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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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Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

Last year, we committed to the principle that the mobile web should just work for everyone, and introduced hundreds of targeted improvements to Internet Explorer in the Windows Phone 8.1 Update to dramatically improve interoperability with the mobile web. In November, we revealed the new rendering engine for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan on Windows…

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Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build

Yesterday, we announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan.” Designed for Windows 10, Spartan provides a more interoperable, reliable, and discoverable experience with advanced features including the ability to annotate on web pages, a distraction-free reading experience, and integration of Cortana for finding and doing things online faster….

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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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Announcing the redesigned F12 developer tools interface

With two major updates over the spring and summer, we have continued to improve the developer experiences available in IE’s F12 developer tools and today we are excited to provide details around our latest update. This update addresses concerns that many users had with the vertical navigation model we introduced in IE11, and provides a…

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December 2014 Internet Explorer security updates & disabling SSL 3.0 fallback

Disabling SSL 3.0 fallbackWe previously published Security Advisory 3009008 advising that Microsoft will disable SSL 3.0 by default in Internet Explorer and across all Microsoft online services over the coming months. To continue to help protect customers, we are taking the interim step to provide the option to disable SSL 3.0 fallback in Internet Explorer…

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Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update, expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the document mode in which…

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November 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

In addition to improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List announced today, the November update also includes the following security related updates. Updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking As we shared back in October, and as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, we have two updates to the out-of-date ActiveX control…

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Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web

Together with the industry-leading expertise of Skype, we’re excited to announce development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC, a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality.  We aim to make browser-based calls more convenient by removing the need to download a plugin.  It’s all about convenience – imagine…

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