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PDC 2009 – Internet Explorer 9

A lot has been talked about recently regarding Internet Explorer 9. At the PDC, Steven Sinofski talked about IE9’s new development lines and there are some interesting features and improvements being taken care of. For starters, the standards! IE9 will support CSS 3.0 and HTML 5, which was already expected. Performance-wise, Microsoft is making a huge investment. Performance disadvantages of IE8 are widely known and the team wants to change this in the 9th iteration of Internet Explorer. Javascript rendering engine and DOM processing are getting huge improvements. Steven admitted that script performance in IE was the worst, and this (more…)

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Exchange Server 2010 now available

Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop, announced today at the Microsoft Tech-Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany,  that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide.  “Exchange Server 2010 customers are already reporting cost savings of up to 70 percent thanks to a simplified high-availability model and support for lower-cost storage. Customers are also seeing productivity gains of more than 20 percent with a universal inbox that delivers e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging and text messaging consistently across virtually any device…”  “Together with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the combined cost savings and improved productivity helps customers generate (more…)

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Tutorial: Disabling Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Internet Explorer’s enhanced Security Configuration is a windows add-on that adds extra security functionality to Internet Explorer by limiting web access and browsing. You can see it as a recommendation or best practice of server web browsing security configurations. I’ve been asked a few times how to disable Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration that comes enabled out of the box in Windows Server 2003, and this weekend it happened again. So I thought of putting out a small and simple article that shows how to disable this feature, although this should be well thought. What happens when you open Internet (more…)

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Internet Explorer 8 has arrived!

Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of the Internet Explorer Team, has announced in MIX09 the availability of Internet Explorer 8. Windows users can now download and install the final version here.

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Internet Explorer RC1 Released

Internet Explorer 8, Release Candidate 1 (aka “IE8 RC1”) has just been released for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows Server 2008 (64-bit, too). However, the RC will not be available for download by Windows 7 Beta testers because IE8 already ships with the Windows 7 Beta OS. If you’re still running IE7, the high-level changes you’ll notice in the new IE8 include increased speed, increased responsiveness, and overall improved stability. However, it’s the new features like Accelerators and Web Slices that are getting the most attention. Check it out here.

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Microsoft vs Web Standards vs IE8

Early this year Microsoft made a promise that let everyone with full hopes for six months, specially the entire web standards community. Regarding the new Internet Explorer 8, they said that it will “use its most standards compliant mode, IE8 Standards, as the default.”. Well, now that the beta is out, we are now finally able to check for living proof. And, sadly, may pages viewed in IE8 will not be shown in standards mode by default. Microsoft kept this option hidden deep in the Configuration Panel, under “compatibility View”. You can see that the option “Display intranet sites in Compatibility (more…)

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Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta 2 compliance

As you all probably know, Internet explorer Beta 2 will be available in August, and with it, probably some new development issues that developers shoud be prepared for. Every new browser version release comes filled with changes destined to improve compliance and (supposedly) make it more meaningfull. The problem is, some websites of today might experience problems with this new release. Well, apparently Microsoft added a new feature in internet explorer that allows you to specify wich version of IE is your application targeting. With this information, upcoming versions of Internet Explorer will be able to validate and render it acoordingly to (more…)

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