11/27/2023 1:30 PM

Considerations when using IIS and .NET Framework

Seeing errors? Try implementing these solutions

DLL and GAC errors, blocked requests, or the IIS application pool keeps stopping. This blog provides solutions for some errors you may see if you are using 51Degrees with IIS and .NET Framework.



1/13/2022 5:00 PM

Windows 11 is only detectable with User-Agent Client Hints

We’re disappointed that Microsoft communicated their sudden change so poorly

In a surprise decision by Microsoft, Windows 11 does not have an associated User-Agent string and can only be detected with User-Agent Client Hints. It’s interesting that Microsoft has decided to implement an experimental feature that has yet to go through the Web standards process.



9/16/2015 8:49 AM

Windows 10: A closer look at usage numbers

Windows 10 – One month in

Microsoft suggests that Windows 10 has had great initial success with 75 million devices installing the upgrade just four weeks after it was released. The company's marketing chief, Yusuf Mehdi, said “the operating system is being downloaded and installed faster than any previous version of the platform”.


Data Team

6/23/2015 4:21 AM

Windows Web Traffic May 2015

Desktop vs Mobile

With the recent announcement that Windows 10 will finally be available for public release on the 29th July 2015 we take a look at the breakdown of the current web traffic generated by all Windows operating systems during May 2015.


Data Team

4/14/2015 1:35 PM

239 new devices added last week

Updates include Microsoft Lumia 640 XL release

Last week 51Degrees data team added 239 devices into the device database. Among them: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL smartphone which was first presented at MWC15 in Barcelona.


Data Team

9/9/2014 7:24 AM

IFA Roundup: Nokia

Lumia 830

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2014 (IFA) has is almost complete and for the last five days we have seen a vast array of new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and mobile accessories. Microsoft and Nokia recently treated us to three brand new devices known as the Lumia 830, Lumia 730 and Lumia 735.



9/3/2014 8:20 AM

Microsoft About To Overtake Blackberry In The UK

Chart Of The Week

In this Chart Of The Week we looked at the change in popularity of Microsoft and BlackBerry devices in the UK in 2013 and 2014. For quite some time UK was considered to be BlackBerry's stronghold in Europe but with all the trouble that company has endured over the past few years this situation is bound to change.



8/21/2014 11:33 AM

Opera Mini is the default browser on feature phones

Chart Of The Week

In this chart of the week we will look at how Microsoft's recent decision to make Opera Mini the default browser on Nokia's Asha, S30 and S40 series phones will impact the browser's popularity and market share. We will examine the current market share of Opera Mini on global scale, among other Nokia phones and investigate how popular Opera Mini is among the current users of Nokia's Asha, S30 and S40 series phones.



7/30/2014 2:54 PM

Mobile and Tablet Device Detection with MVC5

Linking 51Degrees Device Detection Repository to MVC Views

If you could easily tell what type device was on your site, your server can make intelligent decisions about what content, scripts, and styles to send without you needing to worry about cross browser support for every part of your web application. This blog post shows how easy it is to address these issues with the new features of Microsoft MVC5.



11/29/2013 11:27 AM

How Much Windows Phone Web Traffic Comes from Nokia Devices?

Chart of the Week

AdDuplex released a report earlier this week stating that Nokia controls 90% of the windows phone market. This week 51Degrees takes a look at web traffic originating from global windows phone devices.