IE11 Virtual Machines Now Available on modern.IE

With the recent release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, we have added IE11 for Windows 7 and IE11 on Windows 8.1 to the suite of virtual machines available on modern.IE for testing Internet Explorer across platforms and versions. We have also updated all of the virtual machines based on your feedback, to make…

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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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Updates to the Internet Explorer Testing Center

With the release of Internet Explorer 11 Preview as part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, we have updated the IE Testing Center to include new test cases for the standards supported in IE11, advancing browser interoperability. As Web developers are building for more browsers and devices, they want to be more efficient by using the…

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W3C Transitions Pointer Events to Candidate Recommendation

Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a Candidate Recommendation, an important step towards a standard and interoperable way to handle input from touch, pen, mouse, and more. This fast 5-month progression from First Public Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation is a mark of the effective collaboration between Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Opera, Nokia, jQuery, and…

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Test the Web Forward – Seattle 2013

On April 12-13, Microsoft hosted a record-setting Test the Web Forward event to advance the Web by creating interoperability tests. Dozens of volunteers from Adobe, AT&T, Blackberry, Mozilla, and many other local companies joined us at our Seattle offices to learn about Web standards testing, how to write CSS and HTML tests, as well as…

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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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Spring Forward: Advancing Historical Date and Time Calculations on the Web

Spring Forward: Advancing Historical Date and Time Calculations on the Web Web developers want to create world-ready applications to reach a global audience. Internet Explorer 10 brings the historical Daylight Saving Time, already available on the underlying OS, to the Web developer. This enables apps and sites to interact with historic dates and times across…

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Test the Web Forward

The quality and correctness of different browsers’ HTML5 engines continue to vary widely. We continue to contribute to the test suites under development at W3C to further the goal of web platform interoperability and same markup. In total, we have submitted 7573 tests that you can view at the IE Test Center as well. As…

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A Best Practice for Programming with Vendor Prefixes

Vendor prefixes enable Web developers to experiment with new standards before they reach the Candidate Recommendation stage. I previously wrote how these prefixes are also a mechanism browser vendors use for handling timing conflicts between implementations and specifications. In building demos of new features for our IE Test Drive site and in various presentations, many…

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Acting on Feedback: IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download

The Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, available now at www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com in 40 languages, reflects our unique approach to building the best experience of the Web on Windows. IE9 also reflects a more open and transparent approach with its regular cadence of platform previews for developers and enthusiasts. With the Release Candidate, we’ve taken to…

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