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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: Welcome to the Exploring IE blog – the blog for Internet Explorer customers

    We’re pleased to announce that today we’re launching a new Internet Explorer blog as part of the Windows family of blogs that will cover a broad range of industry and business topics to complement the existing Internet Explorer Engineering blog . Since 2004, the Internet Explorer engineering...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9: Welcome to a more beautiful - and trusted - web

    We are constantly working to help protect customers against online threats by providing a safer and more trusted browsing experience through Internet Explorer. Today, NSS Labs , an independent, information security research and testing organization, released a report that finds Internet Explorer offers...
  • 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: Internet Explorer 8 SmartScreen Filter Reaches Important Milestone

    The SmartScreen team just informed me that we’ve reached an amazing milestone – Internet Explorer 8 has blocked 1 billion attempts to download malware! Socially engineering attacks like malware are a growing threat on the internet and are one of the most common risks to people’s...
  • 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: New Internet Explorer TV Ad Goes Live Today

    As Brandon mentioned in last week’s post , we’ve started a TV campaign that recreates some notorious internet scams to show how easy it is to fall victim to online attacks. In the first ad we showed real customers giving personal information like their social security number, mother’s maiden name and...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Usage Share in July

    Last month, we saw coverage about Internet Explorer posting a worldwide gain in usage share. That encouraging news continues today with Net Applications’ release of their July usage share numbers . Net Applications reports overall Internet Explorer share grew 0.42% worldwide in July, while Firefox lost...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Wins OTA Award for Online Trust

    Browser security is similar in some respects to the MPG of your car; everyone might say it’s very important but the real value often doesn’t hit home until gas prices jump or budgets are tight.  Similarly, consumers often only realize the importance of having a trusted, secure browser after they...
  • 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: Net Applications Share Update for June

    When customers sit down to browse the web, they have more choice than ever about the browser they’ll use. Here in the Internet Explorer team, we look at usage share as one of several results that come from developers targeting, partners supporting, and customer preferring the latest version of Internet...
  • 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...