Internet Explorer 10 previews at #Mix11

Web developers rejoice were calling it official Microsoft is taking web standards seriously with the release of the IE 10. Just four weeks after the release of IE 9 Microsoft unveils the platform preview of IE 10 a very impressive dev pace we must admit.

IE 10 can be previewed at

Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview: Just four weeks after the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft unveiled the first platform preview of Internet Explorer 10. Dean Hachamovitch outlined how the next version of Microsoft’s industry leading web browser builds on the performance breakthroughs and the deep native HTML5 support delivered in Internet Explorer 9. With this investment, Microsoft is leading the adoption of HTML5 with a long-term commitment to the standards process.

Taking Advantage of Modern Hardware with HTML5: Microsoft is leading the adoption of HTML5 with its long-term commitment to the standards process and platform investments spanning Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and Windows Phone. With HTML5, Internet Explorer enables fast and immersive web experiences for both users and developers across multiple devices. Onstage Hachamovitch also highlighted projects from the Microsoft HTML5 Labs site, where the company provides prototypes of early specifications from standards bodies, such as the W3C.

Interoperability and Standards in the Cloud: Microsoft is focusing on standards and cloud development, helping developers more easily scale their apps to multiple devices and platforms. Guthrie discussed how the Windows Azure platform empowers developers to use their existing skills to build, host and scale Web applications in the cloud. He announced commercial availability of new Windows Azure platform capabilities, including services to accelerate application performance and enable secure and open access to web applications. A new community technology preview of the traffic manager capabilities for Windows Azure is also available today. Guthrie also provided a preview of Windows Azure content delivery network for media streaming capabilities. More information about these updates is available at

Continued Commitment to Open Source Project: Microsoft continues its commitment to the open source community by sponsoring projects such as the Orchard Project, a free, open source, CMS project in the Outercurve Foundation’s ASP.NET Open Source Gallery. Microsoft also reiterated its commitment to WebMatrix, a one-stop “create, customize and publish” experience for Web developers.


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