|29 May 2014||#1|
Launching status.modern.ie & Internet Explorer platform priorities
At //build 2014, we talked about our commitment to building a deeper partnership with Web developers. We started by launching the beta of status.modern.ie which included a first peek at features in development for the next version of Internet Explorer. The positive reception has been great to see, along with the feedback on what could improve.
Later in April, @IEDevChat kicked off our first monthly #AskIE session, with IE engineers responding to over 100 questions in 2 hours, with a total of 2.4 million people exposed to the #AskIE hashtag. Here’s the team hard at work answering questions:
Launching status.modern.ie with new features
Today, after some of our team members host the Microsoft Astronaut’s Welcome Reception at JSConf 2014, we are happy to announce that we are removing the beta tag from status.modern.ie! We’ve incorporated a number of improvements based on your feedback. Here’s a look at just some of the changes we’ve made:
We’re also announcing a new set of features that are now In Development for Internet Explorer, including:
These features form a part of our commitment to delivering interoperable implementations for the latest features on the modern Web. The current list of features “in development” is not an exhaustive representation of what we will deliver in the next version, but an indication of what we currently have highest confidence in delivering. There are several other features that we realize are very important and are working on a plan to support – stay tuned for more updates in the future.
Looking ahead: our priorities
Beyond the specific features that our developers are working on right now, we’d like to share more about the vision and priorities of the IE Platform team working on the HTML5 capabilities for IE. We’re big believers in the Web because of its broad reach that touches so many people, be they users, developers or businesses. From that belief, we have rallied the team around a simple people-centric and pragmatic vision:
The Web should just work for everyone – users, developers and businesses.
At first glance this is a seemingly simple and obvious goal. Like most good vision statements, though, we use it to shape our priorities as we make inevitable trade-offs and design choices. For example, if a Web standard demands one behavior but other browsers and Web sites expect a different behavior then we implement the interoperable design so the sites “just work” for our users. We then engage with the standards working groups to update the standard to the interoperable behavior. Most of all this goal encourages pragmatism rather than always standing on a narrow principle.
With that mindset, we set our top priorities which reflect the most significant ways that we believe the Internet Explorer platform can help to achieve that vision:
We’re confident that this direction will allow us to make a positive impact on the Web and make significant strides towards the vision of ‘the Web just works for everyone.’ We look forward to hearing your feedback @IEDevChat! Be sure to join us for the next #AskIE session, live from JSConf on Thursday, July 29th @ 1PM-3PM EST.
— Sam George, Partner Group Program Manager, Internet Explorer
P.S. Charles Morris and Jacob Rossi from the team also joined Larry Larsen from Channel 9 to talk about today's announcements:
[video at link below]
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