In a new post from their Windows 8 Development blog, Microsoft open up about testing and optimizing Internet Explorer.

This post is authored by Matt Kotsenas, Jatinder Mann, and Jason Weber on the Microsoft IE team.

According to Microsoft, the IE Performance Lab collects reliable, accurate, and actionable data to inform decisions throughout the development cycle.

They measure the performance of Internet Explorer 200 times daily, collecting over 5.7 million measurements and 480GB of runtime data each day.

IE Performance Lab Infrastructure

IE Performance Lab Infrastructure

The blog post takes a deep look at how the IE Performance Lab is designed and how they use the lab to try and make the web faster.

In this post, they present:

  • An overview of the IE Performance Lab
  • Lab infrastructure
  • What (and how) they measure
  • Testing a scenario
  • Results investigation
  • Testing third-party software
  • Building a fast browser for users

You can read more at the Windows 8 Development Blog.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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