• IE9 gets the browser out of the way

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 11:59 am

    I got a guided tour of Microsoft's new IE9 browser here at SWSW, and saw several features that I believe raise the bar for web browsers.
  • Microsoft slates IE9 launch March 14

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    Microsoft today announced it would launch Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) on Monday, March 14.
  • Microsoft offers IE9 RC via Windows Update

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Microsoft on Monday began pushing the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) via Windows Update's automatic delivery service to users already running the unfinished browser.
  • Review

    Internet Explorer 9: Release candidate

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    The first release candidate for Internet Explorer 9 is here, five months after IE9 first went into public beta. IE9 is Microsoft's attempt to bring support newer, more modern Web technology to its browser. If you haven't used IE9 before, take a moment to read our prior review of the public beta.
  • IE9 'do not track' feature prone to user error

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Microsoft today revealed a new security control in Internet Explorer 9 which will enable users to restrict sites from tracking them. The ability to control access to tracking data from within the browser is a welcome addition, but the feature is not exactly fool-proof.
  • Microsoft's IE exec downplays JavaScript scores

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Microsoft's top executive for Internet Explorer (IE) today dismissed browser speed trials as 'at best, not very useful, and at worst, misleading.'
  • IE9 Lags on Popular Websites: Report

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Speed is supposed to be a hallmark of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, but the head of a Web optimization firm says improvements are negligible on the most popular Websites.
  • No HTML5 crown for IE9 yet, W3C says

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Following the flurry of reports early this week that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 had bested key competitors in the browser arena on early HTML5 compatibility tests, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has cautioned that the results of those tests are far too preliminary to form any kind of basis for conclusions.
  • Review

    Internet Explorer 9 closes the HTML5 gap

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 9:00 am

    IE9 Platform Preview 6 gains on Google Chrome and Firefox with big improvements in HTML5 compatibility and JavaScript performance
  • Microsoft's new stance: IE9 won't require Windows 7 Service Pack 1

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Microsoft has apparently changed its mind about whether Internet Explorer 9 will require a yet-to-be-released update to Windows 7.
  • Review

    6 things we like about Internet Explorer 9 beta (and six not so much)

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Since the release of IE9 beta on Sept. 15, we've been playing with the 32-bit Windows Vista and 64-bit Windows 7 versions -- doing nothing technically fancy with them, like benchmarking, but just using them in our everyday Web surfing routine.
  • Uninstall the Internet Explorer 9 Beta

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 11:03 am

    I liked a lot of what I saw in the Internet Explorer 9 beta, to the point where I suspect I'll end up using it more often than I did Internet Explorer 8.
  • Microsoft's IE9 off limits to most Windows PCs

    Posted September 16, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Microsoft may have a tough time building significant market share for its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser because it doesn't work on PCs running Windows XP.
  • Will Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 finally kill IE6?

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    IE6 usage is dropping, but some businesses won’t give up ancient browser.
  • Microsoft ships IE9 beta, pushes Web, not browser

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Microsoft today released the first public beta of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), its latest effort to reclaim the ground it's lost to rivals Mozilla, Google and others.
  • What They're Saying About Microsoft's IE9 Beta

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    As anyone online today knows, Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its Internet Explorer browser.
  • Microsoft leaks IE9 look, reveals 'Chromifying'

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Microsoft's Russian Web site today revealed details about the new Internet Explorer 9 user interface, touting new features such as quick-release tabs and a Chrome-like address/search bar.
  • Internet Explorer 9: Next Stop, Public Beta

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    With the success of Internet Explorer 8--gaining 1.38 percent market share in the United States to lead the pack with more than 42 percent of the market--it is easy to forget that Microsoft is hard at work developing Internet Explorer 9. Today, Microsoft unleashed the fourth Platform Preview release for developers, and told partners and developers to start preparing--the public beta of IE9 is coming soon.
  • Microsoft slates IE9 beta for September

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    MIcrosoft will ship a beta of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) in September, a company executive said today.
  • Microsoft updates IE9 preview, beefs up HTML5 support

    Posted June 25, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Microsoft has updated its rough-edged preview of Internet Explorer 9, adding support for several crucial HTML5 standards and boasting that the browser is faster than ever.
  • Microsoft pushes users to ditch XP with IE9 plans, says analyst

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Microsoft's decision to abandon Windows XP with its next browser is a business move meant to push people off the aged operating system, an analyst said today.
  • Microsoft woos developers with latest IE9 preview

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Microsoft keeps promise to make available iterative releases of IE9, with the second release in two months featuring improved performance.
  • Microsoft refreshes IE9 preview, boosts speed

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Making good on a promise two months ago, Microsoft today updated its IE9 preview, a sneak peek that targets Web developers and others eager to try out the company's next browser.
  • With IE9, Microsoft Is Betting on the Power of Chips, HTML5

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Microsoft vows that Internet Explorer 9, now in its early "platform preview" stage, will help businesses better utilize Windows and hardware with GPU-powered HTML5 for richer video and graphics. All businesses, that is, except those running Windows XP, which will not be supported by IE9.
  • Review

    IE 9 Platform Preview has speed, not much else

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview exhibits to good effect two of what Microsoft says will be the new browser's selling points: speed and HTML 5 support. If the final version is as fast as or faster than the preview, IE will no longer be a laggard in the browser race and will most likely beat out Firefox. HTML 5 support is a nice extra, but it's still too early to tell how important that will be.
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