Showing posts with label internet explorer. Show all posts
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Saturday 11 July 2015

The New Microsoft Edge Browser Logo

Microsoft’s New Edge Browser – Break from Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s new Edge browser was likely to mark a break from Internet Explorer and recently the company unveiled Edge’s new logo and it seems incredibly similar to the earlier IE logo but a little sharper. Microsoft Edge, the new name for web browser will be included in Windows 10 and has a familiar look for users of Microsoft’s current browser – Internet Explorer. Since 1996, the popular blue `e’ with the orbital rings round it symbolized Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and IE 3 seemed to be the first version to sport the logo.

 However in recentyears, the `e’ seemed to become identical with bugs, out-dated technology and security problems. When Joe Belfiore, Microsoft operating systems chief, unveiled Edge in April, he noted that Edge would have an `e’ icon though he said that it `now has a completely different and better meaning than it has for a while’. Edge is an improvement over IE and much trimmer than IE without the various menu choices and bells and whistles. It has a clean, modern look just like Google’s GOOGL.Tech30, Chrome browser. One can mark-up websites by using Edge which integrates some of the powers of Microsoft’s’ digital assistant – Cortana.

Integrating on Improved Features 

Retaining the Edge logo is consistent with the Microsoft in considering Windows 10 and with the updated operating system set to be unveiled on July 29; Microsoft is making attempts in creating the software, familiar to users who have been using Windows for a long time and are alarmed by the radical design change of Windows 8. However the company is also integrating on improved features which would make Windows 10 much more than just an `everything old is new again’, operating system.

The new Edge loge seems to be an improvement over the temporary logo that Microsoft had given its new browser prior to making a decision on its official name. When Edge had been known as `Project Spartan’, its logo looked like something the World Bank’s logo crossed with Toyota’s symbol. Microsoft Edge is the only browser which enables the user to take notes, doodle, write and directly highlight on webpages, The web is the palette where one can add a few secret ingredients to a recipe right on the screen while sharing with friends, collaborate on a new project with co-workers, etc.

Default Browser on PC/Mobile Device Editions of Windows 10

Microsoft Edge would be serving as the default browser on the PC as well as the mobile device editions of windows 10, replacing Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer Mobile. It would be utilising a new layout engine known as EdgeHTML which has branched from Trident, designed for inter-operability with the current web.

The updated `Edge’ engine would be used across Windows 10 by default and would support the legacy MSHTML engine for backwards compatibility though late,r backed down revealing that because of strong feedback, Edge would be hosting the new engine entirely while Internet Explorer would be hosting the legacy engine completely. Edge does not intend to support legacy technologies like ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects, but instead will utilise an extension system.

 Availability of Internet Explorer 11 would be possible together with Edge on Windows 10 for the purpose of compatibility and will remain almost identical to the Windows 8.1 version and will not use the Edge engine as announced earlier.

Tuesday 30 December 2014

Once Again Microsoft Is Ready To Set IE As the Default Browser

Once again Microsoft is set to make the IE as the default web browser in Windows, as from last five years, Microsoft was forced to provide the choice of web browser in Windows for European market. 

In 2009, due to the ruling of EU, Microsoft was forced to offer the choice of web browser in European market because it was found that Microsoft is unfairly abusing the monopoly in operating system and pushing the millions of users to use the Internet Explorer. But the deal with EU was only for five years to play fair and now the period is over and Once again, Microsoft is total free to set the Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows.

As we all have seen Internet Explorer as the default Windows web browser from long time, Internet Explorer 4 was bundled with almost all versions of Windows after its invention. As the time passes Internet Explorer get the vital part of Windows, until it hit the mother lode; Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. The pairing of Windows and Internet Explorer has gain more than 95 per cent market share in PC and browser segment.

As we all know that Microsoft is in very powerful position and have a kind of monopoly in operating systems, and for this only success of Windows is important. Both, EU’s European Commission and as well as United States’ Department of Justice found that these practices are objectionable, but it eventually get the fairly protection in court cases. In US, under original ruling Microsoft was found guilty, but split ups never happened and it settled when Microsoft get opened for APIs to third parties.

However, In the Europe Microsoft faced some serious consequences such as fine of $1 billion and the agreement to include a Browser Choice ballot in Windows. This ballot first ran while installing the a copy of Windows in Europe and it was used to offered 11 different browsers on two pages where they was arranged in random order at page load.

The first page of consist of “first tier” web browsers such as; Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Safari, Maxthon or Chrome, where as second page was featured the lesser-known “second tier” browsers such as; Rockmelt, Avant, Sleipnir and more. The basic idea was behind this to give the choice and opportunity to user to select their preferences for installing a different browser, But now after 5 years once again Microsoft is free to set Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows.

In some ways for Microsoft, it’s good that ballot is gone, now Internet Explorer is back at square one with more than millions of new Windows 10 and Windows 8, where users will have to use the Internet Explorer without any choice. Now it’s obvious that Microsoft’s browser market share in European market will change, without any doubt. But the truth is that each and every user know how to download Firefox from Internet Explorer.

Monday 10 November 2014

Microsoft's Unveils RemoteIE To Test Web Pages In Internet Explorer On Any OS

The ultimate aim of this move by the company is to attract as many developers as possible so that they can develop websites which is compatible with their browser’s latest version. So, the latest version or so called developer tool that was unveiled by the company has been named as “Remote IE”, which basically will allow the latest version of the IE to work on any operating system like OS X devices as well as iOS and Android. At the moment this launch has been limited at the testing level.

The company is hoping that the developers will be able to run the browser preview build without the need for them to be actually on the latest version of the OS or Windows. Currently the Remote Internet Explorer, the company’s had made sure that it runs on the company’s cloud computing platform called Azure and they can’t expect all the developers to use their windows platform. According to Microsoft, at present the service has been reserved and restricted to safeguard their server resources and that is the reason the remote IE has been kept at the testing level.

The company has made sure that no single session last more than 60 minutes and any session kept idle for even 10 minutes will log out the user. Moreover, there are some tradeoffs considering the fact that at the moment Remote IE has been made free for everyone and also the company’s focus was completely on getting the attention of more developers to modify their websites to make it compatible with the new Internet Explorer.

At the end, you are among the developers, irrespective of software or system environment you work in and use, Microsoft has come up with a blessing in which you will be easily able to test your website’s compatibility with that of Microsoft's browser. On the other side, Remote Internet Explorer has been given access to the latest builds of the IE that are currently in the testing process for use on Windows 10 technical preview.

How the developers can use the service: 

In order to use this service, the developers will be required to register themselves on the Remote IE website. They will be directed for downloading a client application for selected operating systems. The developer can either press F12, or use the IE menu to get access to the developer tools. The previous version of IE is not available for testing as the current Remote IE is based on the Windows Server 2012 R2. According to Microsoft they are working towards getting the previous version to be available for testing.

At the moment testing time limits have been set and the company is working on increasing the same depending on the demand and the resource availability. One this user’s will have to remember is the fact that they can’t make any changes in the settings in the application, but certainly the web developers will be able to test their unique creations.

Monday 8 September 2014

Microsoft's support-stoppage mandate- Ready to discard IE old versions?

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According to the mandate passed by Microsoft, around 70% of the IE users currently relying on the older version either have to upgrade to the new IE version or switch to another browser. The time limit set is 16 months. According to the Microsoft, their borrowers will be stopping the support function during the early part of 2016 hence it recommended for the current old version users to upgrade. But looks like the IE users are in no mood to let go their older versions.

Microsoft’s announcement can as surprise on 7th August wherein they stated that post January 2016, they will support IE.9 on Windows Vista, Windows server 2012 will need to have IE.10 and Windows 7 and 8.1 will need to have the IE.11 version. It was informed that IE 7 and IE.8 support will be completely dropped off and some other versions on specific editions like IE.10 on windows 7.

Even though the browser will continue to function; but there will not be any technical support provided by Microsoft and no security updates will be sent to the users after the versions will be banned.

It has been recommended that it will risky for a user to still rely on unsupported versions as Microsoft will no longer will be patching any bugs in the banned versions. Microsoft has always been constantly working on fixing bugs in the current versions. Microsoft has urged to their 2/3 of the old versions users to ditch the versions and upgrade to a supported version by the end of 2015.

IE.9 is the newest version able to run on windows vista and has been able to gain a stable ground. Vista which powers around only 3% of the windows computers and runs mainly on Windows 7 needs to be discarded by the users by Jan 2016.

Microsoft has announced that IE.8 will have more issues. The basic default explorer in many standard Windows XP computers has been adopted by many companies for being user friendly and has also been implemented on certain windows 7 by many businesses. IE.8 last month accounted for about 21.4 percent of all the browsers and 36.6% of different versions of IE. IE currently has 58.8% browser space share when compared to all the browsers available.

IE.6 and IE.7 was supported last month but IE.6 is still available on Windows server 2003 as it no longer supports windows XP. IE 6 is scheduled for being unsupported/retirement in July, 2015. IE 10 has barely shown improvement in terms of usage, it accounted at 6.2% among all the browsers and 10.6% among all copies of Internet explorer. IE.11 was able to show some improvement as it was averaging at 17.6% among other browsers and 30 percent of all copies.

With the above browser space %, IE 8 and IE 9 might have to be suppressed in order to increase the percentage share. The numbers are quite daunting for Microsoft has forced them to urge the users of old version to move to new upgraded versions.

Friday 2 August 2013

What all new in Internet Explorer 11!

Microsoft shows Windows 8.1 is not only a major update of its operating system, but also a new version of Internet Explorer. What's new in Microsoft plug-browser, let us analyze it. Compared to IE10, Internet Explorer 11 has to offer no optical innovations. But in the background there are lot changes in it. With Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8, Microsoft has introduced in 2012 the great turnaround. Modern, faster, safer - better - to be the new American software forge. With the IE10 this succeeds the largely; Optimized for touch user interface, tracking protection, built-in spelling correction etc. bring IE back on par with the competition. Under the code name "Blue" Microsoft sets and presents next to the Windows 8.1 preview an outlook on Internet Explorer 11 At the first the glance at the menu confirms that this really is the Internet Explorer running its 11th version.

The IE11 is externally similar to the predecessor. That is the new browser is not a pure copy of IE10; the manufacturer makes a comprehensive PDF document clearly. Accordingly, the changes are "hidden" under the hood and reach their full potential only in everyday life. So the developers have improved, for example, the touch controls, built a synchronization service, as well as using new web technologies accelerates the browser. Microsoft stays on track and continues to focus on the new (officially "Modern UI" called) look, but looks at the main points of criticism. Old tradition in pre-release (also called "beta") is decorated with a Betas fish boot logo and wallpaper. In the new Microsoft browser, the Web Graphics Library "WebGL" is integrated. Hence’ that the browser calculates automatically in cooperation with the graphics card, advanced 3D graphics without the need to install additional software. By porting the Unreal 3 Enginge for Firefox Mozilla has recently demonstrated the potential that lies dormant in this area. Previously, Microsoft had refused for security reasons, to integrate the interface; since potential security vulnerability would allow far-reaching access to the PC. Therefore, Safari and Opera WebGL have either built, but disabled by default. So far, the graphics interface was activated only when Firefox and Chrome. Chrome is also similar to the IE11 on the so-called prefetching. Mark a web developer link for example to the second page of an article or photo shoot, loads them in the background in front of the browser. In some cases, saving the unnecessary loading times, but at the same time increases the data usage. In addition, Microsoft has built the SPDY protocol.

 The network protocol developed by Google modified parts of the HTTP protocol and trims it for speed. The goal: Accelerate the surfing. In addition to Chrome Firefox and Opera already support the protocol. Further performance improvements should be reflected in an improved touch operation. For this, the developers are increasingly using the computing power of graphics chips. According to a benchmark index published by Microsoft Internet Explorer expects the 11 one-third faster than Chrome 27 And also in the speed test  the new Microsoft browser shows a considerable increase in performance. In JavaScript benchmark Octane, for example, tripled the computing speed compared with the predecessor. However, these results only go to catch up to the competition from Firefox and Chrome, but not catch them. HTML5-heavy Peacekeeper test breaks from the IE11 even as the support of some features missing. Although the new Microsoft browsers, improved HTML5 test - who is about the implementation of modern web technologies, competition is far out in front. More than 100 tabs per browser window can open, without significant losses in speed or an increased demand for energy, the manufacturer. Reaching the IE11 by the pages that you do not automatically call into a "sleep mode" for a while added. The advantages especially of this browser app on mobile devices are that the performance and battery capacities are use very limited. Instead of taking the IE10 as the tab and address bar via gesture or right-click in the foreground, the IE11 allowed to do this constantly visible. A further improvement of the browser app comes from Windows 8.1: Thanks to improved snap-view function, open on one monitor up to three apps in parallel and thus, for example, three web pages side by side. Click apps, such as in the Mail app, on the left of the IE11 will appear next to that application. So you can also always there to pick up where you last left off, donated Microsoft Internet Explorer finally to a synchronization service. When active, compares the browser bookmarks, recently called Internet addresses and even open tabs between tablets, PCs and notebooks with Windows 8.1.

 The favorites in the index come with a handy IE11 preview function. Skype will start by clicking on a phone number in the browser. With Internet Explorer 11 Microsoft picks up where the manufacturer has ceased its predecessor: make more speed, better usability and new weaving techniques to a successful continuation of the IE11. However one looks at the browser competition from Mozilla and Google, Microsoft still has much to do to reduce the projection of the competition further. Although the IE11 can also come up with clever ideas, with the support of current standards such as the protocol for real-time communication (WebRTC) or HTML5 features but it still falls short.

Sunday 28 April 2013

New Microsoft browser Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8.1 is not only a major update of the latest operating system from Microsoft, but also a new version of Internet Explorer in this year. The first emerged preliminary versions of Internet Explorer 11 have offered no visual novelties. The Internet Explorer 10 along with Windows 8 Microsoft has introduced in 2012 the great turnaround. Modern, faster, safer - better - to be the new American software forge. With the IE10 this succeeds the company largely: Optimized for touch user interface, tracking protection, built-in spelling correction brings IE back on par with the competition. But Microsoft did not want to squander his arduous comeback on Firefox and Chrome. While the strongest competitor, Mozilla and Google bring to the market every six weeks, a new version of its browser, Microsoft has taken the leap from IE9 to IE10 whole two years. That the successor cannot wait quite so long in coming, appearing regularly put rumors close: because together with the successor of Windows 8, Microsoft seems too busy to tinker with a new browser. According to insider reports are to be expected with the release of the new software later this year. This must be re-Published in a net pre-release version of Windows 8.1 (codename Blue) already provided a first look. But so far, Microsoft does still extremely cloudy.

On the surface, no changes are visible. Only under the hood did more. There is also evidence that Microsoft integrates Web Graphics Library "WebGL" in the upcoming version of browser. The browser can work with the help of the graphics card, advanced 3D graphics without the need of additional software. By porting the Unreal 3 Enginge for Firefox Mozilla has recently demonstrated the potential that lies dormant in this area. Previously, Microsoft had refused for security reasons, to integrate the interface. Potential security vulnerability would allow far-reaching access to the PC. Therefore, Safari and Opera WebGL have either built, but disabled by default. Only in Firefox and Chrome you can find the graphics interface previously active. According to a reports the Internet Explorer 11 wipe gestures to control the browser on the PC. Although already has the Metro version of IE10 via a user interface for touch control, the successor but also the desktop version should be served by hand. With this move, Microsoft has not only "new" operating concepts in mind, but it worked sensibly to overcome the (operator) barrier between the Metro and desktop interface of Windows 8. In the unofficial pre-release Microsoft has also changed the user agent of the browser: for example, the Internet Explorer web pages are as compared to Firefox browser. In addition, Microsoft is working on an integration of the obvious SPDY protocol. The network protocol developed by Google modified parts of the HTTP protocol and trims it for speed.

The goal is to speed up browsing. In addition to Chrome Firefox and Opera already support the protocol. Whether it's Microsoft with Internet Explorer 11 manages to further stifle the technical edge of competition, cannot be estimated at this stage. The previously available version of IE11 is more reminiscent still version 10.1 as a proper successor. Only if the manufacturer provides an official pre-release version of the new IE is mandatory statements about the potential of the new Microsoft browser can meet.

Friday 23 December 2011

Windows 8: The Features We Know About So Far

The upcoming Windows 8 operating system is an important release for Microsoft for a number of different reasons. While Windows still rules the traditional PC desktop, the future of computing is moving towards a device-agnostic, mobile paradigm where platforms like iOS and Android have the upper hand. Microsoft has to nail Windows 8 to remain relevant, and they're pulling out all the stops to make sure their new touch-capable operating system is a success. Here are some of the main features users can look forward to.

Metro UI

Users of Windows Phone 7 will already be familiar with the panel-based Metro User Interface that Windows 8 relies on. Beginning with the simple and intuitive Windows 8 Start Screen, Metro provides a slick and seamless experience from beginning to end. Those familiar with Windows 7 should be able to make a fairly painless transition to Windows 8's Metro interface. It strips away unnecessary elements and leaves behind only the functionality you actually need. In a nutshell, Metro UI just makes navigating the layout of the operating system much faster and more efficient.

Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft has taken a lot of flack over the years for its Internet Explorer web browser. It hasn't always been the most secure browser, and its lack of adherence to widely accepted web standards has often frustrated developers. Internet Explorer 10 is an entirely different story. It's faster and easier to use, and it adds support for many new HTML5 technologies. More importantly, it's much more secure and stable than past versions of IE. If you have a sub-par web connection, you'll want to look into a faster plan from one of your local Internet service providers to get the most out of IE 10.

Support for ARM Platforms

Intel and AMD x86 CPUs have been the only real options in the desktop world ever since Apple decided to ditch IBM PowerPC chips. Mobile devices, on the other hand, rely on less powerful but far more efficient ARM RISC chips that preserve battery life while providing a decent level of computing performance. Windows 8 is the first major release from Microsoft that supports ARM chips, allowing it to be installed on smart phones and tablets. Thanks to its lower resource consumption, Windows 8 can run on less than 300 MB of RAM.

Microsoft Store

Apple's iTunes Store set the standard by which all other mobile software markets are judged. Microsoft's own app store will allow developers to publish and sell their Windows 8 programs in a fairly open and frictionless environment. While still in development, the early results are promising. Getting the most out of the Microsoft Store will require fast connections from Internet service providers and mobile carriers to make downloading and using applications quick and convenient.

Windows To Go

One of the easiest ways to make a full-fledged operating system more mobile is to make it capable of being booted from a USB drive. Users of Linux distributions like Ubuntu will be familiar with this functionality already, but Windows users will be no doubt appreciate the new feature. Basically, Windows To Go gives users the power to create a self-contained installation of Windows 8 on a Flash drive and take it will them everywhere, bringing their files, programs, and settings with them.

Closing Thoughts

Considering the vast financial resources of Microsoft and Windows 8's solid reviews from critics and developers alike, it seems likely that the new mobile-centric version of Windows will be successful. For Microsoft's sake, it has to be. The Redmond, Washington, technology giant has to make a smooth transition to the mobile world if they want to remain relevant in the coming years. Based on what we've already seen from Windows 8 in its pre-release form, it looks like they're going to succeed.

This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your mobile broadband needs.

Friday 16 September 2011

Windows 8: Microsoft makes Internet Explorer Flash 10

Metro version of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 8Microsoft made ​​a surprise yesterday by publishing a post on his blog dedicated to developers. The editor there said that the 10 version of Internet Explorer that run on the new interface of Windows 8 Metro will not accept Flash or Silverlight.

Saturday 11 June 2011

Microsoft ,16 fixes for the next "patch Tuesday"

As usual, Microsoft is preparing to put online a sizable set of security patches next Tuesday. This "Patch Tuesday" will include not less than 16 patches for a total of 34 vulnerabilities. These flaws affect Windows, Internet Explorer, NET Framework and SilverLight.