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    We continue to see momentum for Internet Explorer 8 worldwide with the share numbers released today. Net Applications’ August browser usage share figures confirm that as IE8 moves into its 18th month, it remains the fastest growing browser worldwide. Internet Explorer 8 grew 1.17% to account for 32.04...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Gains Momentum with Tech Sites, October Share

    Last week at the Professional Developers Conference, we announced IE9 Beta has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release in the mid-September. Today, with the release of Net Applications’ monthly browser share report , we’re pleased to see that in addition to 10 million downloads, 0.32...
  • Blog Post: Early Enthusiasm for IE9 from Business Customers; IE9 Momentum on Windows 7 Continues

    There’s been a lot of interesting discussion regarding browsers and  business customers over the last month or so.  One trend that is becoming increasing clear is that despite its recent release, IE9 is on its way to quickly become the browser of choice for business.  Recent data from...
  • Blog Post: The US Says Goodbye to IE6

    Time to pop open the champagne because, based on the latest data from Net Applications , IE6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1%! IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away. In fact, we launched the IE6 Countdown site...
  • Blog Post: The Decline of Internet Explorer 6 and the Rise of Internet Explorer 9

    As we’ve mentioned previously, one of our main missions here on the IE team at Microsoft is to get people off of IE6 and onto a later version of IE as fast as humanly possible . So, we thought we’d take this month’s new browser market share data to talk about a fact that many may find surprising. In...
  • Blog Post: IE to Start Automatic Upgrades across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

    Everyone benefits from an up-to-date browser. Today we are sharing our plan to automatically upgrade Windows customers to the latest version of Internet Explorer available for their PC. This is an important step in helping to move the Web forward. We will start in January for customers in Australia...
  • Blog Post: Counting Down Internet Explorer 6 Usage Share

    On this day a year ago, Aten Design Group hosted a funeral for IE6 in Denver, Colorado. We heard about it and sent flowers . While the funeral gave a strong indication of the desire to rid the world of IE6, the browser still has a presence. So today, we bring you the next step in our mission to see IE6...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Reaches 3.6% Usage Share on Windows 7

    Just over two weeks ago, we released Internet Explorer 9 and in that short time it has been great to see the positive reaction around the globe. Ars Technica called IE9 “the most modern browser there is,” Computer World said “IE9 speeds past the competition,” and Venture Beat...
  • Blog Post: A New Browser for the New Year - IE9 Hits 20 Million Downloads

    As 2010 comes to an end, we wanted to take a look at the changes this last year in the IE world. At end of 2009, IE 6 and IE7 accounted for 38.51% of internet users, while IE8 had 24.15% of users worldwide. Fast forward twelve months later, IE6 and IE7 have shed over 40% of users and now only account...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Beta Momentum in September – 6 Million Downloads

    Internet Explorer 9 Beta made its debut earlier this month and was met with warm reception by our customers and partners . As we have talked about previously , one of the ways we measure success for IE is through customers choosing our latest product offerings. This month that means we get to expand...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Approaching 10% Usage Share on Windows 7

    This month’s share report from Net Applications continues to show some great momentum around Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, with share about to pass 10% for the last day in April . We’re excited about that. But the share numbers also give us a great opportunity to reiterate what matters most to us...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Passes 30% Share in the US

    Internet Explorer 9 continues its growth this month as more and more people are switching to the latest version of IE. As of the end of September, IE9 now holds 31% share on Windows 7 in the US. Worldwide, IE9 is 22% of all usage share on Windows 7. Source: Net Applications , September 2011...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 17% Usage Share on Windows 7 in the US

    We continue to see good momentum around Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 this month. In the US, IE9 has now passed 17% usage share on Windows 7 as of the last few days in May . As we mentioned last month , we built IE9 to help developers unleash faster and richer web experiences by tapping into the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: A Great Start to 2012 for IE

    We already had a pretty good idea about what the share numbers would look like for December on Friday, but wanted to just make sure everyone had the final data . No surprises here, IE9 continues to grow on Windows 7 worldwide as expected: Source: Net Applications , December 2011. And the US numbers looks...
  • Blog Post: IE9 Top Browser on Windows 7 and Other Highlights from 2011

    With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, we wanted to give an early look at what we expect the share numbers to look like as we close out 2011, as well as take a look back at some of the top moments for the IE team this year. Last month we predicted that IE9 was on a path to be the number one modern browser...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 23 Million Downloads and 1.82% Share on Windows 7

    Every month, the IE team gets a bunch of questions asking about our take on market share trends and Internet Explorer. This month, I connected with Scott Armstrong to answer some of these. Check out our conversation below (or at this link ). Net Applications reported that Internet Explorer 9 Beta...
  • Blog Post: Thank you, WordPress! Who’s Next?

    Last week, WordPress dropped support for IE6 and joined the hundreds of other web sites that are working to move enterprises and consumers alike to a modern browser platform. Thank you! As WordPress highlighted in their blog, you can track IE6’s demise across the globe and join the cause on the IE6 Countdown...