Saturday 12 February 2011

IE9: The Rumors and the reality. Industry news update.

My colleague Carl has done another great round-up of the latest and interesting industry (application compatibility and browser compatibilityreading and so I thought that I should include some of his links.

Here they are;

Platform News
Configure and lock down your Win7 and IE environment The United States Government way
Windows Home Server 2011 Release Candidate now available.  This is the server offering for families.  Not everyone is happy.
New Windows 7 themes to spice up your desktop, or to make it look broken
Microsoft have compiled a list of their most popular fixes for broken windows
Interesting picture showing Office and Windows and a silly computer support story

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 23 Million Downloads and 1.82% Share on Windows 7. 
It is rumoured that the release candidate will be ready on Thursday. Now true!
Testing Multiple Versions of IE on One PC (using XP mode)
Get up to speed on all the latest terms and web technologies using this children’s book by Google.  Don’t be put off by the presentation style, this is an excellent read.
Get ready for Firefox 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 in 2011
A hotfix for all versions of IE

The first automated migration testing tools for Azure are out !!!
Connect your printer to the cloud with Google
Facebook is 7 years old and is worth $83 Billion
Hotmail adds mailbox aliases bringing a feature Gmail had 10 years ago.   

My favorite link is Google explanation of the web and HTML. It's in comic book form but if you want to explain these concepts and technologies to anyone, this is a great way to do it.

Mobile Computing
Linux based Android is now the world’s most popular smartphone OS, and its tablets are making fast gains against the iPad.

My favorite link is Google's explanation of web technologies and HTML. Don't be put off by the comic book form. If you need to explain HTML 5 to someone this is a great way to do it.

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