Microsoft Launches Status.ie, Reveals Upcoming Features In Development

Status Web IE

During Build developer conference last month, Microsoft announced the launch of beta version of status.modern.ie which included a first peek at features in development for the next version of Internet Explorer. Today, they announced the launch of final version of Status.ie with new features. Also, they have open sourced the status.ie development,

  • Open Sourced – the data in status.modern.IE is useful for many purposes and many developers have expressed an interest in contributing to the project. Starting today, the entire site (including the data that backs it) is available on GitHub under the Apache V2 license. We also expose the IE support data as a service, provided under the Creative Commons Attribution v2 license. Check out our Readme for more.
  • Improved Search & Filter – we heard the feedback that the Web platform is vast and finding the features you care about was a bit tricky in the original beta site. The new “Interop” menu lets you easily enter in your browser support interests to find features available in the Web platform.
  • Deep Linking – via HTML5 History and Angular routing, status.modern.IE enables you to deep link to a feature you want to share with others. For example, go straight to GamePad API status.
  • Better Mobile Support & Performance – nearly 20% of our visitors are from mobile devices. We’ve further optimized the site to make sure you can get at the latest browser status while discussing the Web over coffee or testing out your site in IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview.

Microsoft also announced a new set of features that are now In Development for Internet Explorer, including:

  • Web Audio
  • Media Capture
  • ES6 Promises
  • HTTP/2
  • And more….

They also shared the vision which they are trying to achieve

  • Get users current. Everyone wins when more IE users are running the latest version of the browser. We will continue to build features (like Enterprise Mode IE) and partner with teams internal and external to Microsoft to enable users and businesses to confidently move to the latest version of IE.
  • Security. Users must feel secure running IE and businesses must feel secure deploying IE in their environments. We will continue to invest deeply in security features that provide broad mitigations to potential vulnerabilities.
  • Interoperability and compatibility. Everyone wants sites written a decade ago to just keep working, but everyone also wants the latest HTML5 features for great experiences on the modern Web. We will work to ensure that we do a great job at both, ensuring improved backwards capability and interoperability with the latest HTML5 features across modern browsers.

Read about it in detail from Internet Explorer blog.

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