Testing Multiple IE Versions, VPC’s and Super Preview

It’s been almost 2 years now since we first shipped the Internet Explorer testing VPC’s so that you could test IE6 and at the time IE7 on the same machine.  We understand the need for people to test IE6, IE7 and IE8 on the same machine, and remain committed to shipping the VPC’s!  The VPC’s…


TechEd09 – Top 10 Mistakes Made By Web Developers

I consider myself a developer more than a designer.  In fact, I’m pretty bad at web design.  I know what looks nice, and I know what doesn’t work well, but I’m not so good at creating kick butt designs.  So, at TechEd last year, I presented “Top 10 Mistakes Made By Web Developers” and it…


Setting X-UA-Compatible with ASP.NET Pages

I got an email today asking about the best way to go about adding the X-UA-Compatible tags on ASP.NET pages where you’ve got a master page, and may want to over ride the X-UA-Compatible tag in some content pages, but not others. After playing around with it in Visual Studio for a few minutes, I…


IE For Developers at Web 2.0 Expo

Here’s the slide deck from my session at Web 2.0 Expo last week.  I cut out a few things in order to get it to fit in the 50 minute slot they allotted me, so it’s kind of short, if you’re looking for full details, check out the deck from Fronteers as it has a…


IE VPC’s – Which Ones Next?

Apologies for going dark the last little while, I’m going to do my best to change that again.  Lots of stuff going on here that I’m really excited about, but before I get into that, I want to do an unscientific survey.  We currently offer developers and designers the following VPC images: XP + SP2…


Web Tools Or Tools For Web People

MOVED This content has moved to my new blog at http://petelepage.com/blog/2007/11/web-tools-or-tools-for-web-people/ Thanks,PEte


IE7 Installation Update

It’s crazy to me that I’ve been in this new role for just over a year now, in fact, it’s just about 13 months.  In that time, I’ve seen IE7 ship, taken on new products like Expression Web and Visual Web Developer, met so many fantastic developers and designers and have had the awesome opportunity…


Free Windows Based Hosting

Whew, I’m back from my 17 day cruise in the Mediterranian and while it’s good to be back, I sure missed a lot!  I’m still trying to get things sorted, but in the mean time I figured I’d share this little juicy bit with you. Verio is offering free Windows based hosting for anyone who wants…


VWD Beta2, Web Developer Tools, IE VPC

So as it turns out, it’s been a while since I last posted.  Things have been a little nutty around here.  We just finished our fiscal year, and have started planning for our next fiscal year.  It’s been really exciting, lots of cool stuff happening around the next version of IE, planning for Expression Web…


ReMIX: Presentations in PDF & Source for VS2008 Demo

Yep, the internet is on!  I think most of the comments I got yesterday all revolved around the fact that I posted all my presentations in PPTX format.  I work for Microsoft, and well, I use PowerPoint to create my presentations.  I figured most people, even if they didn’t have PowerPoint on their machines would…