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MiniPost: IE9 Browser Unsupported… On a Bing Site?

Internet Explorer Mobile Logo

Image via Wikipedia

Trying to hit the Bing Local Listings tool this morning, I ran into an issue; well, a couple of issues. Tried first with Google Chrome, no dice – browser unsupported. Tried next with Internet Explorer 9, the Beta, of course. Surprise! Again, no dice… Generates that same Unsupported Browser message, seen below:

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I know, I know… it’s just a Beta, but this was a little bit funny. I switched to Firefox and all was well.

Note: This is the first in a series of what I’m going to call MiniPosts(TM) and tag as such. Publicly, it is a short snippet of information, a tip, or opinion, that I will post from time to time. Privately (just between you and me) it is a short post, as I didn’t have time to write a long one.)

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Top 5 Favorite Features of IE9 Beta

Someone asked me what is my favorite feature of the new IE9 Beta? I had to think a bit, and finally decided – there isn’t just one! So, after a half day or so of playing with the new IE9, here are my Top 5 Favorite Features:


1. Color-Coded Tabs

IE9 Tabbed Browsing - Color Coded!

For those web users, especially web or social media professionals who spend the better part of a day at work browsing, multiple tabs are incredibly helpful in reading pages, and opening new tabs onto new links without losing the current tab content. Technically, I don’t believe this is a “new” feature but it works really well with IE9’s lightning fast New Tab command. Read more of this post

IE9 Beta First Impressions


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IE9 Beta - Can it compete with the upstarts?

I almost always try the beta or test version of software. I am not so much into testing for testing sake, just trying out new stuff, before it is widely available. I tried the test Win95 interface for Windows NT 3.5, back before NT 3.51 adopted the new Win95 interface outright. For that matter, I took part in the Windows 95 “Preview Program” – little more than a glorified Beta test, for which I paid – $35.00? – to take part in. What was I thinking?

Ah well, with the IE9 beta, I again am trying the beta version, for the same old “trying something new” reason, plus one other… I’m curious, you see. I’ve NEVER been excited or very impressed with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Pretty much as soon as Netscape Navigator was available, I grabbed it and didn’t look back. Same with Netscape Communicator, Mozilla Firebird (yes, it was called Firebird until they had to change the name). What will the IE9 Beta bring to the browsing table? Can it compete with upstarts Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, not to mention Opera?

I’ve always used IE, through its various iterations. The bare bones IE2, the barely can remember it IE3, IE4, which was not “that” bad… IE5, which I didn’t really like, IE6, which I pretty much hated (along with all other IT/web development folks)… then IE7, which was a big improvement over IE6, and then IE8, which, all things considered, is not a bad browser at all. Which is a good thing, considering that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still holds nearly 65% of the browser market.  Read more of this post