IE 7 security is already making a difference

I’ve been using various beta builds of IE 7 for several months now, and I am really impressed with the new security features and default settings.  I’ve seen gold bar and address bar warnings that highlight real issues with real commercial sites as I’ve been using the web.  It’s really amazing to find big commerce…

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The Register gets two facts wrong about IE 7 TechBeta

Andrew Orlowski, of The Register, recently posted a very short blurb about problems with IE 7.  He makes two significant errors that I want to clear up here.  It took my all of 3 minutes to refute these statements on my XP SP 2 box running IE 7 TechBeta version 7.0.5112.0.  I showed my results…

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Avoiding memory leak patterns in your IE script

Justin Rogers, a dev on IE’s object model team, posts about his recent MSDN article on leak patterns in IE. If you’re doing serious DHTML development for IE, this article is a must read.  Says Justin:   let’s look at the following patterns: Circular References—When mutual references are counted between Internet Explorer’s COM infrastructure and any…

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PDC registration now open

I have a long list of backlogged things to post about…but for now, I just want to quickly note that registration is open!  We also posted 50+ session titles — these aren’t the final titles, but they give a pretty good flavor for the kinds of things we’ll be covering.  You’ll see some info about…

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Why hire an IEvangelist

More great comments are coming in about this position. Hoovernj: Sigh… Just make a good product. it’s going to take more than one person to get the web-community back behind IE. Zach: do not hire someone with a title and a job such as this. I can see what you are trying to do, but…

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IEvangelist’s biggest challenge

Sweet, the post about the IE job has been up for two hours, and already the blogsphere is making it clear why it will be a great challenge to tackle. David Betz: Wanted: Technical evangelist who has never tried Firefox Being a Lornhorn evangelist would be awesome as I believe in it’s principles. But IE…

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Now hiring: Internet Explorer Technical Evangelist

My team is also hiring a Technical Evangelist to focus on Internet Explorer.  The goal of the IE evangelist (IEvangelist?  not bad for a business card title…) is to help the web developer community take best advantage of new features and security mechanisms in IE 7.  The job description has a bit more detail, but…

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