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Opera 34 released

December 8th, 2015

Opera 34 (based on Chromium 47) for Mac, Windows, and Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop and Mobile blogs. Here’s what it means for web developers. Array.prototype.includes ES2016 (previously known as “ES7”) features a new array method named includes that determines whether an array includes a given element….

Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript engine to go open-source

December 5th, 2015

Today at JSConf US Last Call in Florida, we announced that we will open-source the core components of Chakra as ChakraCore, which will include all the key components of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge. We expect to open the ChakraCore repository on GitHub next month. Gaurav Seth on stage at JSConf US Last Call…

Continuing to make it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10

November 23rd, 2015

Helping our Enterprise customers stay up-to-date with the latest version of the browser is a top priority for Microsoft. This is particularly important for Windows 7 customers who should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 by January 12, 2016 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. We understand many customers have web apps and services…

Progressive Web Apps Are the Future

November 19th, 2015

The two-day Chrome Dev Summit at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View is a wrap! Vadim and I had a great time attending the summit, and this year, I even had the pleasure to share the stage with Alex Russell (thank you!) to speak about Progressive Web Apps, and specifically web manifests, which we’ve recently shipped…

Protecting Microsoft Edge against binary injection

November 17th, 2015

In May, we announced that Microsoft Edge was saying goodbye to binary extensibility models such as ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects. This change made browsing in Windows faster, more secure, and more stable than ever, while paving the way for better interoperability with other browsers and modern extension models. Those improvements are at risk, however,…

Introducing EdgeHTML 13, our first platform update for Microsoft Edge

November 16th, 2015

Last week, the first major update for Windows 10 began rolling out to over 110 million devices, including improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience. This update brings Microsoft Edge’s rendering engine to EdgeHTML 13, which Windows Insiders have been previewing for the last few months. When we first introduced Microsoft Edge as “Project…

Supercharging JavaScript performance with asm.js

November 10th, 2015

In June we introduced preview support for asm.js, which is now supported by default in Microsoft Edge starting with Microsoft EdgeHTML 13.10532. With this change, Hosted Web Applications and the WebView in any Universal Windows Application can now benefit from asm-optimized code as well. Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that can be used…

SHA-1 Deprecation Update

November 4th, 2015

In a previous update on TechNet, we announced that Windows will block SHA-1 signed TLS certificates starting on January 1, 2017. In light of recent advances in attacks on the SHA-1 algorithm, we are now considering an accelerated timeline to deprecate SHA-1 signed TLS certificates as early as June 2016. Mozilla recently announced a similar…

Using Encrypted Media Extensions for interoperable protected media

October 27th, 2015

Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions provide websites with new options for streaming premium audio and video.  These specifications provide a framework for building media websites that can work across multiple browsers on a broad range of devices, including phones, consumer electronics, and PCs.  We first talked about these APIs in our 2013 post, Professional Quality…

Opera 33 released

October 27th, 2015

Opera 33 (based on Chromium 46) for Mac, Windows, and Linux and Android is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop and Mobile blogs. Here’s what it means for web developers. <link rel=preconnect> The Resource Hints standard defines <link rel=”preconnect” href=”…”> as a hint that the browser should predictively open a…

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