Infotech Lead Asia: Microsoft has introduced modern.IE – a free new online tool for developers to ensure quality of their websites in Internet Explorer (IE).
Microsoft also announced its partnership with BrowserStack, a virtual browser testing service that lets developers test their website on any browser on any OS.
The technology giant is also offering three months of free service to developers who visit the BrowserStack site via modern.IE.
Developers will benefit as they will have easy accessibility as the browsers on the service are maintained in the cloud.
Microsoft said it also created add-ins for developers using Chrome or Firefox, which will give them single click access to the BrowserStack virtual testing service right from the browser of their choice.
Additionally, Microsoft is also making available free virtual images for developers to download and run local versions of Internet Explorer with Windows for testing – even on Mac, Linux, or PC. These can be downloaded on Modern.IE.
Microsoft has also incorporated multiple changes in the product including adopting automatic updates to move customers to the latest version of IE. Microsoft has also introduced Platform Previews for early developers to provide feedback and has embraced modern web standards coupled with cutting edge performance and advanced touch capabilities; a move that has been well accepted globally by the web developer community.