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Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 are RTMd–Available for Download Now

November 8, 2013 F12 Developer Tools, IE, IE11, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8 No comments

[Image: Courtesy – CNET]


Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

July 25, 2013 IE, IE11, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 No comments

    Internet Explorer 11. Fast and fluid for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008R2.
  • Fast: Internet Explorer 11 harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content.
  • Easy: Experience the web the way you want to with pinned sites, built-in Spellcheck, and seamless integration with your PC running Windows 7/Windows Server 2008R2.
  • Safer: Improved features like SmartScreen Filter and Tracking Protection let you be more aware of threats to your PC and your privacy.

Download  Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Phone 8.0 GDR2–Update–What you can expect

July 13, 2013 IE, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, Windows Phone Store No comments

Microsoft has updated the windows phone 8 update history page leaving details of features or enhancements included in upcoming update for Windows Phone 8 Platform.  As per Microsoft the version number of this update build would be 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78 (version number is specific to certain phone model)

One interesting feature included among is β€˜FM Radio’ support, which was earlier announced by Nokia – that all their LUMIA handsets will be FMRadio enabled with this update.  Data Sense – provides you the ability to track phone data usage. and Internet Explorer includes more HTML5 support enhancements.

Let’s have a look at the details of other features that will be included in this update:

Quoting from Windows Phone 8 Update History page

Update 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78*

Xbox Music. It’s now easier to select, download, and pin music. Plus, music fans will see more accurate metadata (such as song and album information) and many other performance improvements.

FM radio. Listen to FM radio right from the Music+Videos hub. (Not available for all phones.)

Data Sense. Stay on top of your phone’s data usage with Data Sense. You can set a limit based on your data plan, or just keep track of which apps use the most data. (Not all mobile operators offer Data Sense.)

Skype. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like Lync and Skype now feature improved stability and performance.

Internet Explorer. Your web browsing experience is now better than ever with improved HTML 5 compatibility.

Camera. Set your favorite Lens so it opens automatically when you press the camera button. (Not available for all phones.)

Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

*Your update version number depends on your specific phone model and mobile operator.

PS: Exact release date of this update is little unclear. So wait!  –  soon your Windows Phones will have this updates.

Source: Windows Phone 8 Update History page

The Interestingly new IE 11– F12 Developer Tool Bar

July 3, 2013 .NET, F12 Developer Tools, IE11, Internet Explorer, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Visual Studio 2013, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 No comments

With the release of Windows 8.1 Preview – Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 11 (PREVIEW) which includes a new developer tools for Windows.

How to open Developer Tool in IE11? After opening IE11 – press F12 key – this invoke developer tool bar in IE.

F12 Developer Tool bar was existing since the earlier version of Internet Explorer, but with IE11 – Microsoft has revamped the entire feeling and introduced new set of features for developers as well.

There are mainly eight tools now, as tabs in the F12 tools interface. Which includes the following:

1. DOM Explorer Tool

[Quoting from: MSDN]

The The DOM Explorer tool shows the structure of your webpage as it’s being rendered in the browser and makes it possible to edit your HTML and styles in a live page. You can do this without having to edit and reload your sources, so you can quickly solve display issues or experiment with new ideas.

New features in the DOM Explorer tool include:

  • IntelliSense autocompletion suggestions when editing HTML attributes and CSS properties.
  • Drag DOM nodes to rearrange them.

Learn more about the DOM Explorer tool.

2. The Console Tool

[Quoting from: MSDN]

The Console tool provides a way to interact with your running code, sending info in with the Console’s command line and getting info out using the Console Debugging API. The Console tool is considered to be so useful by developers, we’ve made it easier to get to. You can now open it at the bottom of any other tool using the Console button in the upper-right of the UI, next to the Help button or CTRL + `.

New features in the Console tool include:

  • Open the Console at the bottom of any other tool with the Console button or CTRL + `.
  • New Console Debugging API methods for timing, counting, grouping, and more.
  • IntelliSense autocompletion suggestions on the command line speed up input, reduce typos, and help you discover aspects of JavaScript APIs.

Learn more about the Console tool.

3. The debugger tool

[Quoting from: MSDN]

You use the Debugger tool to examine what your code is doing, when it’s doing it, and how it’s doing it. Pause code in mid-execution, step through it line-by-line, and watch the state of variables and objects at each step.

New features in the Debugger tool include:

  • No-refresh debugging. Set your breakpoints and go without reloading and losing state.
  • Tabbed document interface for easier management of multiple scripts.
  • Scrollbar that highlights breakpoints and search matches.

Learn more about the Debugger tool.

4. The Network Tool

The Network tool gives you the fine details of any network requests involved in the loading and operation of your webpages.

New features in the Network tool include:

  • Improved request timing info.
  • Improved capture of compression info.

Learn more about the Network tool.

5. The UI Responsiveness Tool (NEW)

[Quoting from: MSDN]

The UI Responsiveness tool, which helps tune your pages for performance

[Image Courtesy: MSDN, Microsoft]

The UI responsiveness tool helps you dig into what is happening when your page slows down. Using it to profile specific points of slowness shows the operations that are causing them.

The UI responsiveness tool is new to F12 tools in IE11 Preview. Some interesting features are:

  • Identifying the different sources of CPU activity causing UI slowness.
  • Insight into your webpage’s frame rate.
  • Setting labels on the timeline to isolate user scenarios.

Development and debugging tasks it makes easier:

  • Testing code optimizations.
  • Speeding up your webpages.

Learn more about the UI responsiveness tool.

6. The Profiler Tool

[Quoting from: MSDN]

The Profiler tool is pure JavaScript speed measurement, showing you the functions that were called during a profiling session, how many times they were called, and how long they took to complete.

New features in the Profiler tool include:

  • Tracking which functions were executed in web workers.
  • Cleaner, more responsive UI.

Learn more about the Profiler tool.

7. The Memory Tool (NEW)

[Quoting from: MSDN]

Memory Tool, which helps you track memory use over time to catch leaks that can slow or destabilize your pages

[Image Courtesy: MSDN, Microsoft]

The Memory tool is new to F12 tools in IE11 Preview. Some interesting features are:

  • A timeline to see progressive changes in memory use.
  • Snapshots to examine the details of memory use at specific points.
  • Snapshot comparisons to identify specific points of growth.

Development and debugging tasks it makes easier:

  • Identifying detached DOM nodes.
  • Identifying points of memory growth.
  • Measuring the memory use of objects.

Learn more about the Memory tool.  [Ref: MSDN]

8. The Emulator Tool (NEW)

[Quoting from: MSDN]

The Emulation tool helps you test how your webpages run on different screen sizes and hardware features, and how they respond to different user agent strings.

The Emulation tool is new to F12 tools in IE11 Preview. Some interesting features are:

  • You can emulate different screen sizes and resolutions.
  • GPS simulation.

Development and debugging tasks it makes easier:

  • Testing responsive designs on multiple screen types.
  • Testing location-aware features for a mobile site.

Learn more about the Emulation tool.

image – mobile web  ( Emulating IE-Mobile 10 in IE11)


It is really interesting how Microsoft visualized the needs of any web developer and made these tools for us.

See more from following links:

What’s new in F12 developer tools

New console API methods

Using the F12 developer tools

Courtesy: MSDN