Microsoft celebrates modern.IE one year anniversary, over one million developer hours saved

Microsoft has revealed today that it has been a year since the launch of modern.IE, which was intended on saving developers time when testing their sites on Internet Explorer. In fact, the service has made an impact with over a million developer hours saved.

“Since launching modern.IE last year, developers have saved over 1 million hours testing for Internet Explorer! We launched modern.IE with the simple aim of helping web developers test their sites with IE and are thrilled to find that the site has made a real impact after just one year,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Having different versions of IE installed on one machine, or testing on a different operating system can be a pain. That’s why Microsoft came up with modern.IE, which is a static scanning tool that will flag common compatibility issues. On top of that, it contains pre-configured virtual machines for testing IE6 through IE10 across Windows, Mac and Linux and a special offer to test across virtual browsers hosted on BrowserStack’s service for three months.

“It’s safe to say we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we’ve received for the free tools and resources available on modern.IE. We’ll continue to invest in these free tools and resources to help you develop forward-thinking, standards based sites and test across browsers,” Microsoft adds.

Have you used the tool? Has it helped you with your web development?