Microsoft have released a series of tools aimed at better testing and support of Internet Explorer. http://www.modern.ie/
What Microsoft are offering is actually pretty cool, a 3 month trial to browser stacks, a remote testing VM. This allows you to connect to a browser running on a Windows OS using a particular version of IE, from IE6 to 10. The only concession is 3 fixed resolutions, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024. This tool will be a big help to those looking for a way not to have local VMs or spare computers. It costs $19/month for a single user if you like it after the 3 month trial.
Microsoft have also included a series of Virtual machines on several platforms for testing. You can also select different VM packages such as virtual box. http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools
The best feature available here is the IE report, a quick way to test your websites browser rating according to IE’s abilities. It outputs a list of areas you can improve your site such as vendor prefixes, browser plugins, compatibility modes and more.
Hopefully this will help those looking to better serve IE.