Microsoft Releases IE9 Platform Preview 7
Exactly one year since it was first introduced at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2009 (PDC), the software giant has announced the seventh Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview.
Microsoft also said there have been more than 13 million downloads of the IE9 beta since its launch. At PDC 2010, Microsoft said there had been 10 million IE9 downloads. The 2010 PDC ran October 28-29, just three weeks prior to the release of the seventh platform preview of IE9.
With the new platform preview, Microsoft has introduced new demos on IE Test Drive. Key demos for users to play focus on are: HTML5 Galactic, Shakespeare's Tag Cloud and the HTML5 Sudoku Solver game.
The seventh Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is available for download at: www.ietestdrive.com.
Hachamovitch also said:
"Running these sites in other browsers like the latest Google Chrome or FireFox 4, shows significant performance differences..."
Before this seventh IE9 Platform Preview, Microsoft delivered a new platform preview every eight weeks. The seventh platform preview broke a record for how quickly Microsoft could deliver a new preview of the IE9 technology.
Regarding the pace of IE9 preview releases, Hachamovitch said:
"The cadence of IE Platform Previews reflects our point of view: the point of a browser is to run actual websites, not just benchmarks or samples that are hardwired for one browser. Our point of view starts with providing consistent quality to respect customers' time and includes delivering meaningful progress with each Platform Preview."