Microsoft and its partner developers are gearing up for the release of the latest in their incarnation of web browser, Internet Explorer. This release, in the 15th year since IE 1, will be the 9th instalment of the much used (51% market share) browser.
Microsoft openly announced commitments to the audience at their PDC09 (professional developer conference) including:
- Internet Explorer 9 would help enable the same markup to work across browsers
- Internet Explorer 9 would be all-round fast
- Through Windows and modern hardware, Internet Explorer 9 would unlock the next class of experiences for the web
And the browser looks set to feature in a big way at this years PDC as well as in the public arena where it is due for beta release on September 15th (before the PDC).
The release is being marked in a big way (ok maybe not Kinect big) with Microsoft throwing a ‘beauty of the web’ event for a select group of VIP web developers, designers, bloggers and press.
You can get your hands on the latest (currently 4th public) release of the IE9 preview here.