Category: Microsoft

IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks

By | October 1, 2010 | 10 Comments

IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two WeeksFollowing 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 Beta has now been downloaded more than 6 million times over the period of two weeks.

Furthermore, due to highly anticipated release, the Beauty of the Web site received over 30 million page views.

Microsoft: Windows 7 SP1 Is Not Required

By | September 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Microsoft: Windows 7 SP1 Is Not RequiredFollowing TechNet FAQ that suggests on installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 before IE9 itself, company went ahead and updated their web page, claiming that SP1 is not necessary.

I want to follow up to let you know that the TechNet FAQ has been updated to provide further clarification about requirements for Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 9 will work on Windows 7 RTW and Windows 7 SP1. When you install Internet Explorer 9 on a system that has Windows 7 RTM installed, additional operating system components are included as part of the installation of Internet Explorer 9. Those “additional operating system components” will be part of Windows 7 SP1. Either way, this will be a seamless process for the user. Just wanted to make sure you had the latest.

With such statement, there is still a hope to see Internet Explorer 9 Final by the end of this year.

Want IE9? Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1

By | September 23, 2010 | 10 Comments

Want IE9? Install Windows 7 Service Pack 1If no Windows XP support for was not enough, then here is another bit: according to Microsoft’s technet site, Internet Explorer 9 will require Windows 7 users to install SP1 before even using a web browser.

That explains why IE9 setup insisted on downloading 4 OS hotfixes and requiring a reboot, as a result.

Also, since Windows 7 SP1 is due in the first half of 2011, don’t expect Internet Explorer 9 Final anytime sooner.

Another IE9 Ad Spotted

By | September 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Another IE9 Ad Spotted
It appears that Microsoft is trying really hard to hype its web browser. With previously spotted IE9 ads, here is another one, straight from eHow web site.

If you happen to click on it, ad will redirect you to the following page:
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Internet Explorer 9: Two Million Downloads and Counting

By | September 21, 2010 | 12 Comments

Internet Explorer 9: Two Million Downloads and CountingAccording to Microsoft, with the recent Internet Explorer 9 Beta release, browser was already downloaded more than 2 million times over the period of two days. Considering overall hype, those numbers do look okay.

In comparison, IE8 Beta was downloaded only 1.3 million times and it took them five days to do so.

Microsoft Wants Reddit Feedback

By | September 17, 2010 | 9 Comments

Microsoft Wants Reddit FeedbackIt looks like Microsoft continues its advertising campaign. This time, company asked Reddit users for the Internet Explorer 9 feedback.

If you have Reddit account already and want to provide some constructive criticism, head over to the following page and share your IE9 experience.

The installation took way too much time for a browser.
I didn’t like the fact a complete reboot is needed to use IE
That blank space over the tabs is useless.
Search field and tabs should not be on the same row.

Via: Neowin
Source: Reddit

Internet Explorer 9 Live Webcast

By | September 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Internet Explorer 9 Live Webcast

The wait is almost over. Today, Microsoft will reveal everyone’s anticipated, Internet Explorer 9 web browser.

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Well, worry no more. You can tune in into the live webcast on Wednesday, 10:30am PST and experience “the beauty of the web” event for yourself.

Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

By | September 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

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Bing Includes HTML5, Becomes Awesome

By | September 10, 2010 | 12 Comments

Here is an amazing video that shows off the capabilities of HTML5 on Bing search engine.

With the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 Final release, (that supports HTML5) we are eager to experience the power of such interface on any mainstream web browser.

Fake IE9 Video Leaks, Press Freaks Out

By | September 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

There seem to be a lot of buzz about the recently “leaked” IE9 video. If you have yet to see it, check the video above.

What boggles my mind is the fact that quite a few tech sites consider it to be real and already discussing “how clean the UI is”. Seriously, people?

P.S. Boy oh boy, what if this video turns out to be a real thing and IE9 is actually that bad…