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IE Put to Virtual Test

One of the problems with testing your app against multiple versions of IE is you need multiple machines to install and uninstall the various releases. That's because when you install a new IE it uninstalls the older one.

The answer according to Microsoft is simple: virtualize. In a recent white paper, Microsoft promotes its own pay-to-play solution, but most any good virt software will work.

Why the sudden push? IE 9 is now a release candidate and Microsoft wants the migration to be smooth and fast.

So far the reports on IE 9 are pretty good, but I'm not sure it is going to shift the market share scales.

There are two kinds of browser users: Some are loyal to their browser, be it Chrome, IE, FireFox, Safari, etc. Others switch based on the latest and greatest -- let's face it, browsers aren't exactly the toughest applications to learn!

What kind of browser user are you? Describe yourself at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/16/2011 at 1:18 PM


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