Category: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 9 Video from Microsoft PDC09

By | November 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s time to see everything in action. Here is a speech from Microsoft’s PDC 2009 about IE9, upcoming features and few demos. Enjoy.

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Silverlight 4 Beta Includes Google Chrome Support

By | November 18, 2009 | 7 Comments

Silverlight 4 Beta Adds Google Chrome SupportIn today’s Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has announced the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.

Some of new Silverlight 4 features include: Google Chrome web browser support, applications now start 200% faster than in Silverlight 3, multi touch, webcam and microphone support, a new user interface for requesting application privileges access outside the standard Silverlight sandbox and much more.

Visit Silverlight 4 Beta page.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to Support Hardware Accelerated Rendering

By | November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) to Support Hardware Accelerated RenderingYou wanted more details about upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release? Here, you have it.

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live divisions said that IE9 will take an advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics.

“We think that the hardware you run on should shine through the browser”, Sinofsky Said.

Smooth graphics rendering is also included into Internet Explorer 9 features tree. In addition, he said that team has yet to decide, on how much of HTML5 features IE9 is going to support.

With improved HTML/CSS markup languages support, Sinofsky also demoed IE’s ability to create rounded borders.

No further details or preliminary release dates were revealed.

Stay tuned.

Via SeatlePi.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Silverlight 4 Plans to Emerge Tomorrow

By | November 17, 2009 | 4 Comments

Neowin reports that Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky is going to announce plans for Internet Explorer 9 tomorrow, at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC).

Also, Scott Guthrie shall reveal more details about Silverlight 4.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 26th

By | October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 26th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.7 Receives Windows 7 Jumplist Support

By | October 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

Firefox 3.7 Receives Windows 7 Jumplist Support
Picture source: TechSpot

With the upcoming Windows 7 release, developers are working hard to take an advantage of new OS features such as jumplist. Some time ago, Google has implemented the following feature into its Chrome web browser, and now, the latest Firefox build on Mozilla’s Tryserver includes Windows 7 Jumplist support as well.

As you can see from the screenshot, users will be able to quickly access their most frequent visited web pages and open new tab and/or window easily.

Try Firefox 3.7 with Jumplist Support.

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Microsoft and EU Work Out Browser Ballot Screen

By | October 8, 2009 | 16 Comments

Microsoft and EU Work Out Browser Ballot Screen
Microsoft and European Commission have finally come to an agreement on a new ballot screen with a total of 12 web browsers. Updated version includes a couple of changes and treaty for as long as 5 years. Testers will be able to test new screen with the following modifications: Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

By | September 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Mabdul, Nox and Trygve Lie for links.

Microsoft: We Don’t Recommend Chrome Frame

By | September 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

Microsoft:According to ArsTechnica, Microsoft does not recommend IE users installing Google Chrome Frame plugin due to security issues.

One of the Microsoft spokesperson said:

“Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”

Even though additional plugins can increase potential risk, developer Jim Ray has clarified some of the security concerns. Continue Reading

Silverlight 4 Show-off on September 11th

By | September 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Silverlight 4 on September 11thAccording to ZDNet, Microsoft is planning to demonstrate few features of the upcoming Silverlight 4 release at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam on September 11th.

Two of new features of Silverlight 4 are: multicast support and offline digital rights management (DRM).

Stay tuned for more news.