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Back when we launched IE9 in March, we blogged about why IE9 is the best browser for business customers. Great performance and a new user interface that seamlessly integrates with Windows 7 are great for business users, and robust security features and well-known and supported deployment and management tools appeal to the IT professionals entrusted to manage IT infrastructure. A new commissioned Total Economic Impact study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft helps to quantify these benefits now as well.
Forrester interviewed six companies that were part of Microsoft’s IE9 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) to assess the impact of upgrading from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 9. This data was used to model the economic impact a composite organization of 50,000 desktops may expect from deploying Internet Explorer 9. The results show there is a compelling financial reason to move to Internet Explorer 9.
Data source: The Total Economic Impact of Windows Internet Explorer 9, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, June 2011
The chart and graph above illustrate Forrester’s findings in calculating the three-year quantified benefits to the organization of moving from IE8 to IE9. The organization’s risk-adjusted benefits are over $6 million over three years. By applying a 10% discount rate, the present value of these benefits equal $5 million. The net present value of these benefits is over $3.3 million with a 15-month payback period. As Forrester notes, “The data collected in this study indicates that migrating from Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 9 has the potential to provide significant quantifiable benefits and positive net benefit after Year 2.” Forrester will be discussing their findings in an upcoming Microsoft webinar on August 16th. You can use this link to register for the webinar and learn more.
As we’ve mentioned before, part of the great value of IE9 comes from the operating system it was designed to run on – Windows 7. From its seamless integration with the Windows 7 user interface to its ability to tap into hardware acceleration and modern PC hardware through Windows, IE9 and Windows 7 together are a compelling offering to Windows business customers. These customers understand the value of Windows 7. And, Windows 7 continues its strong adoption with over 400 million licenses sold. It is now estimated that worldwide over 27% of all internet browsing is from Windows 7 machines.
As IT departments adopt Windows 7, we encourage them to deploy Internet Explorer 9 as well, because this is the best browser for the Windows operating system. We’ve heard from some of the companies that have already moved to IE9 that they’re seeing tremendous results from the migration. Siemens discussed their Internet Explorer 9 deployment over on the Windows For Your Business blog today.
Customer testimonials from companies like Siemens and the analysis by Forrester in their TEI Study speak to the strong value of IE9 for corporate customers. Here on the IE team, we highly value our corporate users. As our IE engineering team mentioned last month, Internet Explorer is a browser for all customers including our enterprise customers. Our commitment to these commercial customers is evident in the features that Internet Explorer has to help IT departments plan, deploy, and manage a browser across the enterprise – and it’s evident in the known product lifecycle that we have in supporting Internet Explorer for commercial customers. This is why IT departments prefer Internet Explorer. And for our partners, the tremendous growth in Windows 7 represents an opportunity for partners to offer Internet Explorer 9 migration services to customers looking to adopt Internet Explorer 9. There are workshops available to help partners get their migration offerings started for their customers.
If you haven’t done so already learn more about Internet Explorer 9 and include it as part of your upcoming Windows 7 deployment.
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Of course IE9 will be better than IE8,but still not up to standards when compare to other browsers such as Chrome and Firefox
Chrome 12 sucks still when it comes to hardware acceleration, otherwise provides better stabilty on pages that IE needs to update significantly. I bet the IE10 should be major update
When developing a simple site in Visual Studio 2010 and take a look at designer how the page looks, then publish that simple site to IIS.
IE 7 - Fails rendering the layout in the same way
IE 8 - Fails rendering the layout in the same way
IE 9 - Fails rendering the layout in the same way
FireFox 3.x - Renders OK
FireFox 4.x - Renders OK
Safari 5.0.2 - Renders OK
Chrome 12.0.x - Renders OK
Opera Mobile - Renders OK
Question: If a page created with a Microsoft product, is published to a Microsoft Product. Showing it in a Microsoft product FAILS to reproduce what you have designed. --- then --- How can such browser product be ever the best solution for business ????
@barts2108, can you provide an example where IE9 fails to render a simple site in the same way?
Just make a 2 row table, 3 column.
Then put a textbox type text in colum2, row 1, and put a textbox type password in column2, row 2.
During development they have the same width, however in IE one of the two renders wider than the other (or less wide).
I do know why this happens, but the fact that it happens makes me feel that IE is unreliable.
Continued : I recently started working on a MVC3 project with EF4. There also I want to use something which did work in FireFox and Chrome, while it simply failed to work in IE. Therefore now my ASP.NET MVC3 EF4 Web application running on IIS 7 is marked ans "IE not supported". Can you imagine how ironical that is using all Microsoft Products and finally failing to show it as designed in IE.
Lots of works to do for IE team
Awesome to hear the cost value of deploying IE9. But, (at least in this blog post) I don't see any discussion as the cost of actual deployment. Everything comes with a cost, but there's always a most cost effective way to do it. Being able to provide end-user on-demand installations would be nice, and also being able to deploy IE9 during the night would be effective. 1E has apps that do this, btw, and would probably be the most cost effective way to roll this out.
"Then put a textbox type text in colum2, row 1, and put a textbox type password in column2, row 2."
@Barts, surely you're joking right? *You as the designer or developer* have to specify either in the HTML or in the CSS what the dimensions are of any element you use on a page. You can do it using a liquid layout in percent or ems, or in a fixed layout with pixels. If not, you leave it up to the browser to determine how to render you're incredibly poor code.
It's a shame someone would come on here just to bash IE9. If you dislike IE9, you haven't really given it a try. I avoid firefox, but I was a devout chrome fan when it came out. Eventually, the cartoony look of it and the crashes, poor rendering had me disinterested in ever using it again. Around this time, IE9 came out. It looks clean, it renders pages just as well as any other browser, and it does everything the other browsers do while keeping browsing at the forefront.
When it really comes down to it, it seems like MS is leaning towards making content king again. The browser is for browsing the internet, first and foremost. The new phones are designed to let you get things done without launching a ton of apps. The upcoming Windows 8 seems like it also puts what you want to do at your fingertips, if its on a desktop, tablet, or what have you.
As another poster said, garbage code in, garbage comes out. Not at all surprising if you are trying your hardest to make something that just will not render, or will render in a way in which you feel is incorrect, because you coded it as such.
Another reason why IE9 is better :)
"As another poster said, garbage code in, garbage comes out. Not at all surprising if you are trying your hardest to make something that just will not render, or will render in a way in which you feel is incorrect, because you coded it as such."
IMHO that has nothing to do with 'garbage' coding as you name it. It is just a matter of either not complying to web standards --or-- different department islands within microsoft just do as they like.
This information is very useful for me and business....
The only great thing about it is the addition of new features and clean interface but not on par with chrome or firefox on overall functionality. Many issues on the websites when you start working which was not an issue in IE8 and is not an issue with current crhome and firefox. Microsoft should admit the fact instead of telling others that I am the best and I have the best while losing the share to chrome and firefox. And also jumping straighty to IE10 without fixing those issues bring no more peace to its users like me rather than a frustration.
"Internet Explorer 9: The Best Browser for Your Business" This exactly what I have been telling people. And people kept telling me: "Microsoft Internet Explorer team to home users: Drop dead". I hate such extreme comments, don't you agree? They are not very polite.
@Fleet Command, I agree with you.
If bashing IE is not your intention then I have a question; have you reported the issue on connect (connect.microsoft.com/IE/Feedback)? Connect is the place to report such issues. (like bugzilla for firefox!). +1, if you have submitted the issue. Incidentally, can u pass me the ticket number so I can vote up!
Again; rendering a table incorrectly in a specific scenario doesn’t conclude the browser is not complying with the standards at all. I am also using Razor (and I have recently switched from RoR), and the overall rendering controls in views and partials haven't gave me any problem) like denial of service for IE) thus far (and it sounds very unlikely/weird to me)! Again I think you should attach the sample project with your connect ticket. But if your intention was otherwise, then your conclusions are based on subjective grounds and -1 for your comments.
Except that most businesses still run Windows XP and Microsoft abandoned them when they could have used software rendering on XP like the competition.
@Adm something must have gone wrong with my earlier post. Yes I have reported it after you told me where I can do that. (682472). Btw it is not the table but the password box rendering with incorrect width.