Introducing the IE Diagnostics Adapter for third party developer tools

For several releases, Internet Explorer has had diagnostic tools that help developers debug visual issues, find JavaScript bugs, and profile Web sites. These tools have shipped both in the browser as the F12 Developer Tools as well as in Visual Studio. In the interest of making the modern Web “just work” for everyone, today we’re…

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Improving interoperability with DOM L3 XPath

As part of our ongoing focus on interoperability with the modern Web, we’ve been working on addressing an interoperability gap by writing an implementation of DOM L3 XPath in the Windows 10 Web platform. Today we’d like to share how we are closing this gap in Project Spartan’s new rendering engine with data from the…

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Making it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10

As we shared last year, a top priority for Microsoft is helping our Enterprise customers stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. This is particularly important for Windows 7 customers who are upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 by January 12, 2016 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. We understand many customers…

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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 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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Announcing RemoteIE: Test the latest IE on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

Update 11/12/2014: Windows Phone client preview now available for RemoteApp. Today, we’re excited to announce the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview from your Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or…

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Announcing the Enterprise Site Discovery Toolkit for Internet Explorer 11

Today, we’re announcing a new capability in Internet Explorer 11 that allows IT Pros to discover which of their Enterprise line of business applications are truly critical and used by their users. Together with Enterprise Mode IE, this toolkit helps simplify Enterprise upgrades. Download the Enterprise Site Discovery Toolkit for IE11 today and learn more…

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Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available due to developer demand. VMs available in…

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What’s new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously, we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing accurate data…

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modern.IE Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary and 1 Million Hours Saved

Since the launch of modern.IE in January of 2013, developers taking advantage of the free virtual testing tools on the site have collectively saved over 1 million hours testing time. Join us in congratulating the team on the anniversary and the milestone. Learn more about the anniversary over at the Exploring IE blog and more…

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