Contents tagged with Internet Explorer

  • 2.3 Million Downloads of IE9 in the first 24 hours

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 17 2011, 7:50 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Internet Explorer 9 has now been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours since its Monday night release. That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Wow.

    We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception. 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period.In case you missed it, check out the collection of videos from the SxSW launch eventZe Frank’s demo of Star.ME is one not to be missed!

    You can see all of the demos and the complete launch event by clicking play below. And to download Internet Explorer 9 for yourself, visit

  • Internet Explorer Administration Kit 9

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 17 2011, 7:45 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 simplifies the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer 9 packages. IEAK 9 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 9 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 9 deployment.

    The links in this section correspond to separate files available in this download. Download the files most appropriate for you.


    Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 enables the most efficient way to deploy Internet Explorer 9 and manage Web-based solutions. Learn how to tailor a custom browser to meet your customers' needs. Please note: You must have Internet Explorer 9 installed on your computer in order for IEAK 9 to run successfully.

    System Requirements

    • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows 7 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1;Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2;Windows Vista Service Pack
    Visit the IEAK 9 site on TechNet for more information on the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9.
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  • IE9 Release Candidate to be unveiled February 10

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 10 2011, 6:56 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Microsoft just sent out invitations to an event in San Francisco on February 10:

    IE in San Francisco (2/10)

    Members from the Internet Explorer team (and some special guests) will be visiting San Francisco in two weeks to share some important news. I know it’s an extremely busy news week already, but we’re hoping you can join us.

    No further details, but it’s logical to assume that this will mark the public release of the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate. I’ll be there and will have a full report.

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  • A New Browser for the New Year - IE9 Hits 20 Million Downloads

    Posted by sumeethevans on January 5 2011, 10:14 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    As 2010 comes to an end, we wanted to take a look at the changes this last year in the IE world.  At end of 2009, IE 6 and IE7 accounted for 38.51% of internet users, while IE8 had 24.15% of users worldwide.  Fast forward twelve months later, IE6 and IE7 have shed over 40% of users and now only account for 22.98% of users worldwide - with IE6 hitting an all-time low of 13.81%.  IE8 usage on the other hand has increased by almost 40% during the same time.  Combined with the near half-percent of users of newly introduced IE9 Beta, the modern Internet Explorer browsers now account for 34.07% of users worldwide according to Net Applications.

    We also launched IE9 in 2010, and the response to the IE9 Beta launch on September 15th has been overwhelming.  IE9 Beta has been downloaded 20 million times since launch in September, and IE9 now accounts for 0.46% of internet users worldwide at year end.  In the three months since the beta launch, we have also released two platform previews and became the leading browser in JavaScript performance as measured by WebKit SunSpider.  We have continued to invest in consumer privacy by introducing Tracking Protection, which helps consumers to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking of their online activity.

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  • IE9 and Privacy: Introducing Tracking Protection

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 9 2010, 8:21 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Today, consumers have very little awareness or control over who can track their online activity. Much has been written about this topic. With the release candidate:

    1. IE9 will offer consumers a new opt-in mechanism (“Tracking Protection”) to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking.
    2. “Tracking Protection Lists” will enable consumers to control what third-party site content can track them when they’re online.

    We believe that the combination of consumer opt-in, an open platform for publishing of Tracking Protection Lists (TPLs), and the underlying technology mechanism for Tracking Protection offer new options and a good balance between empowering consumers and online industry needs. They further empower consumers and complement many of the other ideas under discussion. You can see how it might work in this video:

    Get Microsoft Silverlight

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  • Internet Explorer Usage Share in August

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 2 2010, 8:25 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    We continue to see momentum for Internet Explorer 8 worldwide with the share numbers released today. Net Applications’ August browser usage share figures confirm that as IE8 moves into its 18th month, it remains the fastest growing browser worldwide. Internet Explorer 8 grew 1.17% to account for 32.04% of usage share worldwide – more than three times that of Chrome’s 0.36% share growth. Firefox remained largely flat for August with a slight gain of 0.02% worldwide.

    An additional piece of encouraging news was the further drop of Internet Explorer 6, particularly in developed markets.  As Net Applications is reporting that IE6 share is now at its lowest point ever, I thought it would be a good time to address how we think about the aging browser.  As we have said in the past, one of our main missions is to get people off IE6 as fast as humanly possible.  And while IE6 was a great browser for its time, we all need the web to move forward.  First, this is good for developers who we want to be able to write the same markup across their sites. It’s good for consumers who should have the protections afforded by a modern browser. Finally, it’s good for the web, particularly as we look ahead to IE9 and begin to see what’s possible. 

    Full Story at Windows Team Blog

  • Microsoft to Co-Chair New W3C Web Performance Working Group

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 24 2010, 8:22 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Corp.

    Earlier this morning the W3C announced the formation of a new Web Performance Working Group chartered with making it easier to accurately measure web application performance. Enabling web developers to understand the real world performance characteristics of their applications is critical to the success of HTML5, and we’re excited to have been selected as co-chairs of the new working group alongside Google. We look forward to partnering with the W3C and the broader web community to enable these scenarios through an interoperable API.

    The third Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview was the first browser to implement these portions of the WebTimings specification. Following standard conventions, we used a vendor prefix (ms) on the name because the specification was still under active development and hadn’t been brought into the charter of any working group. Google also recently provided an early implementation of these API’s inside Chrome using their vendor prefix (webkit). Through early collaboration between our engineering teams, we almost have interoperable implementations which is impressive for an API that has only been discussed for a few months. This is a great example of what’s possible through collaborative partnerships at the W3C.

    Full Story at IE Team Blog

  • Announcing the Beauty of the Web event for IE9 Beta Launch

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 13 2010, 4:53 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Starting today, a select group of VIP web developers, designers, bloggers and press begin receiving their invitations to an event we’re holding in San Francisco on September 15th to celebrate the Beauty of the Web and to mark the launch of the IE9 Beta.

    Reception for IE9 has been very positive since MIX with over 2.5 million downloads of the platform previews. The most recent platform preview – our 4th – was released last week.

    Since space is limited at the event and not many invites have been sent out, I captured what the invite process looks like so everyone could see. Invitees get an e-mail invitation with a link to a special HTML5 website. To RSVP, they have to complete a word puzzle by typing the letters shown on the screen :

    Unlock the _ _ _ _ _ _ web

    Beauty of the Web Invite_sml

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  • Internet Explorer Usage Share in July

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 2 2010, 10:26 PM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Last month, we saw coverage about Internet Explorer posting a worldwide gain in usage share. That encouraging news continues today with Net Applications’ release of their July usage share numbers. Net Applications reports overall Internet Explorer share grew 0.42% worldwide in July, while Firefox lost 0.90% share and Chrome dipped 0.08% in share. Most interesting is the fact that Internet Explorer 8 continues to be the fastest growing browser with a 0.98% increase worldwide in July – and now represents more than 30% of browser usage worldwide. In the US, Internet Explorer 8 picked up share for the third month in a row

    The protection of your security and privacy by Internet Explorer 8 continues to resonate with customers. Recently, we ran some television commercials featuring common online scams taken offline. This behind the scenes “making of” video shows just how those commercials came about.  Enjoy!

    The Dot-Cons

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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta due in September

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 30 2010, 10:54 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Microsoft is readying a beta of its Internet Explorer (IE) 9 browser that it will roll out in September, according to Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner.

    Turner shared the beta date during his morning keynote at the annual Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) on July 29.

    According to several recent leaks, Microsoft had been targeting August as its beta delivery target for IE 9. This beta is expected to be public (as the test previews have been), and to feature more of the user interface elements.

    On July 29, reposted some screen shots from what they believe to be a newly leaked test build of IE 9. That build includes a new download manager, but doesn’t yet feature the new user interface.

    Full story at All About Microsoft

  • IE 8 SmartScreen Filter Reaches Important Milestone

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 28 2010, 2:05 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Socially engineering attacks like malware are a growing threat on the internet and are one of the most common risks to people’s safety online. We introduced malware protection in Internet Explorer 8 as part of the SmartScreen Filter and have talked about it on the Windows Experience Blog a couple of times over the last year.

    Here are a couple of quick facts about Internet Explorer and malware as we hit this 1 billion blocks milestone:

    • NSS Labs have recognized the Internet Explorer 8 SmartScreen Filter as a leader in protection against Socially Engineered Malware in their August 2009 and March 2010 reports which compared Internet Explorer 8 to Chrome, Firefox and others.
    • Our malware block rates continue to improve because we continue to improve the SmartScreen service back-end. For example, in August 2009 we had blocked about 70 million attempts to download malware or about 18 million blocks per month. At the time, according to Net Applications, about 15% of the internet population used Internet Explorer 8. In the last two months, we’ve blocked 100 million attempts to download malware. Last month, according to Net Applications, nearly 26% of the internet population uses Internet Explorer 8. There are 1.7 times more users on Internet Explorer 8 than August 2009 but we’re blocking 5 times more malware month on month.

    1 billion malware blocks is an amazing milestone and an example of two things. First socially engineered attacks like malware continue to be a real threat for users on the web. Second, to help keep you safe online your browser needs to continually enhance and improve its service.

    Full Story at windowsteamblog

  • IE 9 developer preview: 700,000 downloads so far; next update 'on track'

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 8 2010, 4:06 AM. Posted in Internet Explorer.

    Since Microsoft made available to testers the Internet Explorer (IE) 9 developer preview in mid-March, there have been about 700,000 downloads of it, according to a source close to the situation, who asked not to be identified.

    IE General Manager Dean Hachamovitch, with whom I had a brief phone conversation on April 7, would not comment on the exact number of IE 9 downloads to date. But he did confirm there has been positive reception for Microsoft’s next release of IE — a release which will feature HTML 5 support, a new, speedier JavaScript engine and a host of other features.

    The first preview was released in U.S. English only, Hachamovitch noted. The top five biggest downloaders (by country) were the U.S., Brazil, India, the U.K. and Germany (in descending order), he said. The majority (50 percent) of testers are hammering on the preview’s speed and performance benchmarks, Hachamovitch said. Another 27 percent have been focusing on the Microsoft-provided graphics-centric tests, he said, while 22 percent have been putting the HTML 5 capabilities of the preview through its paces.

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