There is a new version available for Microsoft Expression SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer. Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a visual debugging tool that makes it easier to migrate your web sites from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7 or 8.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I have downloaded the new emulator images  and I’m really impressed that the IE6 render engine  really fits in such a small device. I have created some screenshots below.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I found a nice document at Microsoft Download showing all the new features in Internet Explorer 8  which is currently in beta:
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, September 12, 2008
Some of you have heard about the Deepfish project at Microsoft Research. In March 2007 Microsoft announced  a new mobile Web browser to bring desktop-like browsing to mobile devices. Since some days the Deepfish project Web site has been removed, you'll get an http 404 (file not found) or get redirected to the new Live Labs overview  (there is only one page a Microsoft New Zealand talking still about Deepfish ). Deepfish is canceled, and there is no other news about a better Web experience on Windows Mobile devices.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Yesterday I was playing around with Google Chrome . Yes, it is a very simple UI and I love this. One of my comments at the IE8 roundtable in Berlin was that I would like to get all the options and configuration dialogs replaced by a HTML page inside the browser (similar to about:config). Well, when playing with the history search which looks really cool I noticed that Google crawls all my content. It doesn’t matter if you are using http or https.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, September 5, 2008
Yesterday Google announced  that they are working on a own Web browser. The first beta version will be available for Windows today in more than 100 countires, Mac and Linux versions are coming soon. An official starting point could be http://www.google.com/chrome  as it returns an http error 404 instead of a simple redirect to the Google search.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I will collect some of my thoughts about the current beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8  I have noticed during IE8 community roundtable  last week:
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, September 1, 2008
Internet Explorer 8  is in beta and we're able to improve features that we need. Last week I sent a short message to the Microsoft DPE here in Germany with some comments what I like more in Firefox 3  than in Internet Explorer. Well, there are a couple of great features like the star-it function to easily bookmark a Web page. Another great feature in Firefox 3 is that you are able to input any part of a visited URL or parts of the title that a visited page was using i.e. when you want to open Google Analytics you only have to enter "analy" and select the URL below, really clever.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, July 17, 2008
While developing my small Ajax.NET M! library  for creating Web applications that run on the .NET Micro Framework  I have started to write my own Web server. Some years ago I wrote a simple SMTP/POP server  and using some code from there was a great help. The first version will only return static HTML pages e.g. for documentation or help files. As there is no file system on those devices I use the embedded resource strings to return the content.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, March 6, 2008
The embeddedworld2008  is over and I had some time to play around with Microsoft .NET Micro Framework  devices. I can remember that I had a look on it during the first available betas on Microsoft Connect, but then stopped watching it because of the missing TCP/IP stack. The now available version 2.5 of the .NET Micro Framework  adds this directly in the framework. Other device manufactures have implemented their own TCP/IP stack, and such a device I have bought at the embeddedworld2008.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, January 3, 2008
Simone  has finished the survey and published the results of the survey about the usage of AJAX among .NET web developers . The results are very interesting. The most used AJAX toolkit is ASP.NET AJAX  with about 73.7% followed by the AJAX Control Toolkit  which is used by almost half of the .NET developers that are using AJAX.
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, December 21, 2007
I like the MVC (Model View Controller) framework which is available as a public CTP, now. You can download the latest bits with the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview . You will find further links at Scott Guthrie's posts tagged with MVC .
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, November 26, 2007
I found a nice table which will show a comparison between Microsoft products and Flash/Flex:
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Some weeks ago I installed the DeepFish Technology Preview  which will enhance existing mobile browsing technologies by displaying content in a view that is closer to the desktop experience. After installation was finished I was very anxious to see how it is working. I have several Windows mobile devices I can test. The first was a Qtek 9100 using a GSM Internet connection (9.600 baud, is my modem at home which I can use at no cost). Oh, what will the benefit be when using Deepfish compared with the built-in Internet Explorer?
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Taylor Hayward  has launched a new web site that will collect useful helpers for web developers, a lot of great examples and free icons or images, thePeoplesToolbox .
Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, December 21, 2006