Internet Explorer 11 guide for developers
Important The contents of this guide apply to IE11 on Windows 7, except for the features listed as Unsupported features on Windows 7.
IE11 advances the state of the art in real world performance for applications and sites with enhanced runtime capabilities enabling the next generation of web apps, gaming, and media consumption.
Optimized for touch and with support for more web standards than ever, IE11 puts sites closer to users in Windows, offers premier security, and includes developer tools that help code across browsers (and even apps). For starters:
- Sites just work better in IE11 through new compatibility enhancements.
- Real sites load fast with prerender and prefetch, network prioritization, and back navigation caching.
- Flawless and responsive touch browsing permeates the experience.
- Live tile support, tile updates, and tile notifications with RSS increases personalization, integration with Windows, and effectiveness of pinned sites.
And, of course, there's much more. Look through the complete contents for the full listing.
IE11 is automatically available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. For a list of known issues on these configurations please visit Windows 8.1 release notes or Windows Server 2012 R2 release notes depending on your installation. For details on upgrading from the Windows 8.1 Preview, please visit the update instructions.
In addition to reading the developer guide, be sure to see the Internet Explorer Test Drive site for new demos and examples. You can also obtain detailed technical information about developer features by visiting the Internet Explorer Developer Center and the MSDN Library.