Microsoft Claims modern.IE Saving 1 Million Hours Of Testing For Web Developers

Microsoft launched modern.IE website for web developers last year in an effort to make the job for web developers easier when it comes to testing in different browsers. It was a nightmare to test in different Internet Explorer versions since you can’t have more than one version installed on a Windows machine. Also, developers on Mac and Linux platforms were not able to test on IE. To solve this issue, Microsoft launched modern.IE,

One of the best ways to easily test across multiple versions of Internet Explorer is through virtualization technology. Since launching last year, over 750,000 developers have used the virtualization tools on, saving an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes by using pre-configured VMs and 2 hours and 48 minutes using Browserstack, when compared to building a VM from scratch. Collectively, those developers have saved over one million hours, freeing them to focus on building innovative sites that move the web forward.

Since launching modern.IE last year, developers have saved over 1 million hours testing for Internet Explorer! We launched modern.IE with the simple aim of helping web developers test their sites with IE and are thrilled to find that the site has made a real impact after just one year.

Read more about it from the link below.

Source: IE blog

  • Adrian Remus

    Thanks. I really needed this at work.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    Internet Explorer keeps improving and improving, but for some reason it has countless of websites dedicated to it, ¿why can’t Microsoft just make one I.E. Portal? That aside, I do like the content of each individual web-site (or is it like Bing where you can discover a new web-site branded with it forever… :-/).

  • free

    This shows why Microsoft and IE are by enlarge a laughing stock. Here they claim they are saving 1 million hours of testing as they are prefiguring virtual machines for testers. I can install chrome versions side by side, no need for visualization. Even then due to Chrome’s, Firefox’s, Safari’s and even Opera’s standard’s compliance I don’t even have to do this on any of these browsers. Is it any wonder IE has plummeted. Microsoft burying their heads in the sand and trying to convince the world that IE is still relevant with whats an insult to statistics from Net Applications. The easiest way to reduce testing time is to drop support for the what seams like have a dozen versions of IE.

    That fact that IE is more difficult to support on one platform than Chrome or Firefox on multiple says it all.