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This article was published on February 6, 2014


Microsoft says modern.ie has helped save developers 1 million hours testing for IE in just one year

Microsoft says modern.ie has helped save developers 1 million hours testing for IE in just one year Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Microsoft launched modern.IE at the end of January 2013 to help ease the pain points of developing for its browser. Today, the company says the site has saved developers over 1 million hours testing for Internet Explorer, especially for those who don’t use Windows and/or who need to work with older versions of the browser.

The company explains how it got the figure: over 750,000 developers have used the site’s virtualization tools. If you compare that to building a VM from scratch, they have saved an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes by using pre-configured VMs and 2 hours and 48 minutes using Browserstack. Not bad Microsoft, not bad at all.

See also – Microsoft’s new Rethink campaign tries to convince developers and users that Internet Explorer advances the Web and IE11 passes IE10 in market share, Firefox slips a bit, and Chrome gains back share

Image Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images