Microsoft officially offering ready-made VirtualBox And VMWare images for Internet Explorer testing

Microsoft Offering ready made pre-installed windows operating system to test Internet Explorer  , virtual machine images are available for windows ,mac and linux virtualization solutions , for cross browser testing , so you can test your site in different operating systems .

IE versions being offered are:

  • IE7 on Vista
  • IE8 on Windows 7
  • IE9 on Windows 7
  • IE10 on Windows 8

Offered  VMs that will run on:

  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux

The VM software choices are specific to the OS you choose:

  • Windows – Hyper-V, Virtual PC, VirtualBox & VMWare Player
  • OSX- VirtualBox & VMWare Fusion
  • Linux – VirtualBox
Cross-browser testing  simplified
Cross-browser testing
simplified

You have to just download and open vbox files with virtualbox or vmx files with vmware and you will get all pre-installed windows operating system , and you are good to go ,
there is pre-installed windows 8 virtual image if you want to test drive windows 8 🙂

How to Install virtual images :

  1. Download Virtual Images
  2. extract it somehwhere
  3. open vmware player or workstation
  4. click on file >> open
  5. locate  ” somefile”.vmx
  6. it will load up virtual image component

Link To Microsoft Website

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