Detect Sites Changes in IE10 with Compat Inspector

Compact Inspector detects if Internet Explorer platform changes affect your site, according to the IE Blog post IE10 Compat Inspector. Compat Inspector was developed during the course of IE9 to speed up the process of recognizing common issues across different sites and have now updated it for IE10. Compat Inspector is now available for IE10….

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IE6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1%

Internet Explorer 6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1% according to a blog post on Exploring IE, The US Says Goodbye to IE6. Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing, writes, “IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see…

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Fourth Preview for IE10 Delivers Faster Rendering

An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download. This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG, CSS3 transforms and animations delivers faster rendering than other browsers. With this fourth Platform…

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Pinning Gives Your Site a Front Row Seat

When users pin your site, they visit more often, spend more time and go deeper. That means you get more site impact, like ad revenue, purchases, paid subscriptions or whatever you want your users to do more of. Start with the best parts of your site and then use pinning capabilities to grab attention and…

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Start Today Using Site-Ready HTML5 on IE10 Platform Preview 2

IE10 Platform Preview 2, the same HTML5 engine seen in the recent public “Windows 8” demos, is now available for download. With this update, IE10 continues to deliver support for site-ready HTML5 technologies as well as improving performance. With the second Platform Preview, you can start working with several site-ready HTML5 technologies for building beautiful,…

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See HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’

Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you can expect on the IE 9 experience you’ll find in the ‘Mango’ release. The site laid out to be easily read similar to Internet Explorer Test Drive, but uses on the mobile form factor. We’ve ported over some of the…

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500 New Features Coming to vNext Windows Phone, Beta Developer Tools Available

Previews have begun worldwide of the next major release of Windows Phone,  code-named “Mango,” through a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet. The “Mango” release will be available for free to Windows…

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How To Add Windows 7 Jump Lists, Site Branding to Your Web Applications

When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites, lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application in Internet Explorer. My colleague…

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How to Build Better HTML5

Soma Somasegar, Senior Vice President of Developer Division at Microsoft, has put together a blog post that describes the tools that you can use to build sites that use HTML5, ECMAScript 5, and CSS3. To learn more about developing in HTML5, CSS3 and JScript, see ScriptJunkie. In his blog post, Building Better HTML5, shows how…

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Watch MIX Keynotes Live Online April 12 - 13

Can’t attend MIX 11 in-person? Watch the keynotes live from Las Vegas, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT (4pm GMT), via live.visitmix.com. Tune-in for the latest announcements from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight.  Keynotes will run for approximately 90 minutes. The Channel 9 Live team will broadcast live immediately following the keynotes.  Learn…

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