Internet Explorer 11

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Internet Explorer 11
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Internet Explorer 11 running on Windows 10
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release 17 October 2013; 2 years ago (2013-10-17)[1]
Stable release

11.0.32 [2]

/ 14 June 2016; 40 days ago (2016-06-14)
Operating system Windows 7 SP1 and later
Windows Server 2008 R2 and later[3]
Included with Windows 8.1 and later
Windows Server 2012 R2
Engine Trident v7.0, Chakra
Platform IA-32, x64, Itanium, and ARM
Size 28–53 MB
License Proprietary, requires a Windows license[4]
Website ie.microsoft.com
Internet Explorer versions:

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the last version of the Internet Explorer web browser by Microsoft. It was officially released on October 17, 2013 for Windows 8.1 and on 7 November 2013 for Windows 7. The browser was also shipped with Windows 10 on its release on July 29, 2015, but Microsoft Edge is the default browser in this version of Windows. After January 12, 2016 only the most recent version of Internet Explorer to be offered for installation on any given Windows operating system will continue to be supported with security updates, lasting until the end of the support lifecycle for that Windows operating system. On Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, only Internet Explorer 11 will receive security updates for the remainder of those Windows versions' support lifecycles.[5]

Changes[edit]

IE11 features redesigned developer tools,[6] support for WebGL,[7] enhanced scaling for high DPI screens,[8] prerender and prefetch.[9] IE11 supports SPDY[10] on Windows 8.1 and newer only.[11] In addition, IE11 supports Full Screen and Orientation APIs, CSS border image support, JavaScript enhancements, DOM mutation observers, Web Cryptography API, video text track support, encrypted media support and an improved HTML editor.[12] IE11 uses Transport Layer Security v1.2 as the default protocol for secure connections and deprecates RC4 cipher suite.[13]

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows RT does not support Java and other add-ons.[14]

Removed features[edit]

  • IE11 has deprecated document.all, meaning that code that checks for its presence will not detect it, but code that actually uses it will continue to work.[15] Additionally, the attachEvent proprietary API has been removed.[12]
  • Quick Tabs (CTRL+Q)[16]
  • Work Offline command removed from File menu[17]
  • Drag and drop of selected content from IE to other programs like Word or WordPad[citation needed]
  • Use large icons for command buttons
  • Some Group Policy settings are no longer supported.[18]
  • Ability to view all cookies at once via Developer Tools
  • Ability to disable tabbed browsing
  • autocomplete="off" for input type="password"

Added features[edit]

Performance[edit]

In one review, IE11 scored better than Google Chrome 30 and Firefox 26 in two of four benchmarks (including WebKit's SunSpider test), tied for fastest in a third benchmark, and was last in Google's V8 performance benchmark. As a result of the speed improvements, the reviewer said "if you switched to Chrome for speed alone, you're now using the wrong browser."[12]

IE11 was also observed to use less memory with multiple tabs open than contemporary versions of Chrome and Firefox.[12]

History[edit]

Though an internal build of IE11 was leaked on 25 March 2013,[21] its first preview version was not formally released until June 2013, during the Build 2013 conference, along with the preview release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.[22] On 25 July 2013, Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.[3][23]

Release history[edit]

Legend:
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release
Name Version Release date Works on New features
Old version, no longer supported: Developer Preview Old version, no longer supported: 11.0.9431.0[24] June 26, 2013[22] Windows 8.1 WebGL, CSS border image, improved JavaScript performance, major update to Internet Explorer Developer Tools,[23] hardware-accelerated JPEG decoding,[25] closed captioning, HTML5 full screen,[26] HTML5 prerender, HTML5 prefetch,

Windows 8.1 only: cryptography (WebCrypto),[23] adaptive bitrate streaming (Media Source Extensions),[27] Encrypted Media Extensions,[26] SPDY v3[10]

July 25, 2013[24] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2[23]
Old version, no longer supported: Release Preview Old version, no longer supported: 11.0.9600.16384[28] September 17, 2013[28] Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2[29] Performance improvements
Current stable version: Internet Explorer 11 Current stable version: 11.0.9600.17843[30] June 9, 2015 Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 After cumulative update 11.0.20[30][31]
Current stable version: Internet Explorer 11 Current stable version: 11.0.10240.16384 July 29, 2015 Windows 10 Released in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is the default browser from Microsoft in this version of Windows.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windows 8.1 is available now". Microsoft News Center. Microsoft. 17 October 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-051 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3155533)". Security TechCenter. Microsoft. May 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview: FAQ". microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Microsoft Pre-Release Software License Terms: Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview". microsoft.com. Microsoft. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends on January 12, 2016". Microsoft. January 5, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "What's new in F12 Tools (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "WebGL (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "High DPI support (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Prerender and prefetch support (Preliminary)". MSDN. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Lardinois, Frederic (26 June 2013). "Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol". TechCrunch. Aol. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Foley, Mary Jo (7 November 2013), Microsoft releases for download IE11 for Windows 7, retrieved 7 November 2013 
  12. ^ a b c d Buckler, Craig (7 November 2013), "Internet Explorer 11: the Review", SitePoint.com, retrieved 7 November 2013 
  13. ^ Peteroy, William (12 November 2013). "Security Advisory 2868725: Recommendation to disable RC4". Security Research & Defense. Microsoft. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Install Java in Internet Explorer". Windows Help. Microsoft. 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  15. ^ Zakas, Nicholas C. (2 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11: "Don’t call me IE"". NCZOnline. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ctrl+Q disappeared from IE11?, Microsoft Connect". Microsoft. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  17. ^ By EricLaw [ex-MSFT] (2013-09-24). "IE11 Changes: IEInternals blog". IEInternals. Microsoft. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  18. ^ "New group policy settings for Internet Explorer 11". Microsoft TechNet. Microsoft. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  19. ^ "HTTP Strict Transport Security comes to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7". Microsoft. 
  20. ^ "Windows patch KB 3139929: When a security update is not a security update". InfoWorld. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  21. ^ Sakr, Sharif (25 May 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 user agent makes browser look like Firefox, thumbs nose at legacy CSS hacks". Engadget. Aol. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Introducing IE11: The Best Way to Experience the Web on Modern Touch Devices". IEBlog. Microsoft. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c d Thurrott, Paul (25 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7". Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  24. ^ a b Internet Explorer 11.0.9431.0 may be downloaded from "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2". Download Center. Microsoft. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  25. ^ Bradley, Tony (26 July 2013). "Why Internet Explorer 11 is the right browser for business". PC World. IDG. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  26. ^ a b Brinkmann, Martin (25 July 2013). "The Internet Explorer 11 Preview for Windows 7 is now available". Ghacks.net. ghacks Technology News. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  27. ^ Williams, Mike (26 July 2013). "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview now available for Windows 7". BetaNews. BetaNews, Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  28. ^ a b Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16384 may be downloaded from "Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Edition". Download Center. Microsoft. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  29. ^ Thurrott, Paul (18 September 2013). "Release Preview Version of IE 11 for Windows 7 is Now Available". Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  30. ^ a b Popa, Bogdan (13 November 2013). "Internet Explorer 11.0.1 Released for Windows 8.1 Users". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  31. ^ "Internet Explorer 11". Softpedia. SoftNews. July 25, 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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