Cloud Computing: 10 Things We Want to See in Internet Explorer 9

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2009-11-20 Print this article Print
10 Things We Want to See in Internet Explorer 9

10 Things We Want to See in Internet Explorer 9

by Don Reisinger
Microsoft at PDC Nov. 18 shared some new ideas it's bringing to Internet Explorer 9. The company says it plans to make the browser more Web- and developer-friendly, while still maintaining the familiar Internet Explorer identity. That sounds nice, but in the end, Microsoft said very little about what it specifically plans to offer in IE 9. Realizing that, we have decided to take a step back, evaluate Internet Explorer and try to determine what should make its way into the next version. It won't be an easy task. In recent years, Microsoft has made strides in the effort to improve Internet Explorer with its new Suggested Sites feature, as well as InPrivate, a security mode. But there is still much to be desired, and Microsoft has some heavy work ahead if it wants retain its dominant position in the browser space. To help get the development project started, here are 10 features we really want to see in IE 9.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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