# Tuesday, 24 March 2009

In case you didn’t know it yet, Microsoft released version 8 of their browser. It ships now with some handy built in developer tools. I found out about this little overview: Discovering Internet Explorer Developer Tools.

Grz, Kris.

IE | Tools
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 17:05:19 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 19 March 2009

Grab it here: www.microsoft.com/ie8. Better security included, faster rendering on pages and more standards based.

I only hope that gmail and facebook update their CSS quite rapidly as they don’t render too well at the moment.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:30:29 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A while ago someone from the testing came asking that a certain feature really didn’t look good in IE6. Since I’m on Vista with IE7 myself and didn’t want to go through the hassle of trying to install IE6 or start working with vpcs I decided to look around for something that could help me out. The tool I ended up with is IETester. It’s handy to use and free so I suggest you give it a try.

Btw, I was able to solve the problem quite quickly since I could now test on my own development machine and see the instant results.

Grz, Kris.

IE | Testing | Tools
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 15:08:03 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Yesterday I already downloaded FireFox 3 on my MacBook Pro and today on my PC. In the meantime I also downloaded and installed IE8 Beta. Both are working just fine for me.

Grz, Kris.

Firefox | IE
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 12:23:38 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 23 October 2006

I installed IE7 last week and really enjoy it. This morning I took a look at the on10 site of Microsoft and saw the video about addons for IE. I like the inline search capability of FireFox and when I saw there's an addon for IE available I immediately installed it. It's a bit of a shame that it isn't the default search functionality in IE but the addon does the work :-).

Taken from the website: Inline Search is an extremely useful free add-on for Internet Explorer that mimics Firefox's search behavior, it turns searching into a Web page into a non modal research experience coupled with a search as you type facility. It integrates flawlessly into IE (version 5.5 or above), giving it that little extra that makes you a lot more efficient when you are looking for a specific piece of information.

You can download the addon here.

Grz, Kris.

IE | Tools
Monday, 23 October 2006 09:40:02 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 19 October 2006

I've been using IE7 since the betas and really liked the new version. Especially the tabbed pages and the overview that you can take of all open windows on 1 page is a great experience. I don't really use the built in RSS capabilities at the moment as I use GreatNews to read my subscribed feeds. The integrated search and the possibility to select a different search engine is something I was fond of when using FireFox. Now it's also integrated in IE.

You can download IE7 or take a tour of the features here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx.

Grz, Kris.

IE | Windows
Thursday, 19 October 2006 08:34:56 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Yesterday I visited the .NET Framework 3.0 Development event provided by Microsoft. It was a great introduction to the new upcoming technologies: WPF, Cardspace, WCF and WF.

The first 2 sessions were presented by Peter Himschoot, a regional director for Belgium. The last 2 were presented by Ingo Rammer, the known Austrian regional director.

My impression: WPF looks way cool. It looks quite flexibel and the 3D effects were also looking great. Peter also showed us a WPF application running sandboxed in Internet Explorer and apparently this is called an XBAP application.

CardSpace looks promising but I still need to see it in practice. If it can live up to the expectations it could have a very bright future though.

Then Ingo showed us WCF and later on WF. This was for me the first time I saw WF in action. Boy did I wish I could already use it in my current project, it would a great time saver for the workflows I need to implement.

The last session, and also the most interesting probably, was the one where WCF and WF were used together. I just checked Ingo's blog and as he promised he uploaded the slides and demo applications. You can download them here.

Grz, Kris.

MSDN | .NET 3.0 | IE | WCF | WCS | WF | WPF
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 19:26:04 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 28 August 2006

Just got back from vacation and look what Microsoft provides: Internet Explorer 7 RC1. Get it while it's hot.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 28 August 2006 18:19:08 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 29 June 2006

Get it while it's hot: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4C1A8FBE-FB6A-47AC-867D-BB1F17E477EE&displaylang=en.

Be sure to first uninstall previous versions of the beta before you install this one. Also check out the announcement on the IEBlog.

Grz, Kris.

Thursday, 29 June 2006 21:14:35 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |