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  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Hardware Acceleration and Third Party Hypervisors

    Working with VMware, Microsoft has identified an issue within Internet Explorer 9 that may prevent third party hypervisors from being able to take advantage of IE9's hardware acceleration feature. As a result, IE9 will default to software rendering when running in some virtual machines. Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

    Today during the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference , Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date. Our previous statement of 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second continues to hold true. We continue to see excellent momentum for...
  • Blog Post: Pin The Windows Blog to your Taskbar with Internet Explorer 9!

    Over the last few days, I’ve spent some time learning the types of enhancements a web developer can do to their website to have it “light up” in Internet Explorer 9. I don’t consider myself much of a web developer. I’m a novice at best. I know HTML. And a little bit of CSS. But I really wanted to understand...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 at 18 Months

    18 months ago to this day was when we launched Windows 7 and with that we’ve hit another important milestone: we are pleased to announce that Windows 7 has sold more than 350 million licenses . The momentum we’ve seen and continue to see with Windows 7 is incredible. We are seeing good momentum...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5

    Since the release of the first Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview at MIX back in March and the second in May, we’ve shown a lot of demos of IE9 with other browsers. Today, Apple announced and released Safari 5. We figured we would show IE9 and Safari 5 together running some of the demos from the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Windows at CES 2011

    It’s been an exciting day for Windows with lots of news shared. I did however want to take a few minutes to share with you a bit more about the rest of the Windows story and the things we will be talking about this week at CES. At last year’s CES, it was just a little over 2 months after the launch of...
  • Blog Post: Talking Internet Explorer in Europe (Video)

    Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Product Management here at Microsoft, recently travelled to Europe to chat about Internet Explorer. As many of you know, there’s been a lot happening with Internet Explorer these past few months (which is exciting!). To get an idea on where Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Another Follow-up on HTML5 Video in IE9

    In previous posts , we described why IE9 will support H.264-encoded HTML5 video. Microsoft and other browser providers see hardware support, customer and partner readiness , and intellectual property rights as key factors making H.264 an excellent choice for video encoding and playback. These posts generated...
  • Blog Post: 10 years of Trustworthy Computing

    10 years ago this week, Bill Gates sent this Trustworthy Computing (TwC) memo to all employees. The memo called for the company to rethink its approach to products – putting security at the forefront. To capture the journey we’ve made in Trustworthy Computing over the last 10 years – the Trustworthy...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Windows 7 at 1 Year – More than 240 Million Licenses Sold

    Today’s an exciting day! We are announcing that more than 240 million licenses of Windows 7 have been sold . Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history. As of September, Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share (according to Net Applications...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Momentum Continues: 175 Million Licenses Sold

    Today is earnings day and Windows continues to have a strong showing. We announced a new milestone in Windows 7 sales - 175 million copies. This continues our record breaking pace of more than 7 copies sold per second. And as of today – Windows 7 is now running on more than 16% of all PCs worldwide...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Product Scout

    Let’s talk about choice. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Windows is choice – of how you want to use your PC, of hardware, of devices, of software and web apps. It is our amazing ecosystem of partners that brings choice to Windows 7 users with a vast array of products that extend and enhance their...