IE9 releasing on March 14th

People who are waiting for the new version of Microsoft’s web browser i.e. Internet Explorer 9. Good news is that, it will be released officially next Monday.

IE9 is coming with many improved features. Microsoft has been touting IE9′s deep HTML5 support, hardware accelerated graphics and sleeker design for more than a year now. The IE9 beta has been available to the general public since mid of September. Along the way, IE9 has gained support for more HTML5 features, CSS3 improvements and better hardware acceleration.  Thus, IE9 will be a good news for web developers since it adds considerable support for HTML5 and CSS3. Its predecessor, IE8 doesn’t support any of HTML5 and is widely blamed for holding back efforts to create a better web.

According to Microsoft, IE9 will be released to the Web at 9 a.m. March 14, during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas. Here are the words of Microsoft:

In Austin we will be joined by some of the most exciting websites and web heroes out there, including Ze Frank. We also have a heck of party planned celebrating the amazing developers and designers who are creating a more beautiful web. We’ll feature live music from Yeasayer, the Head and the Heart, and Fences at Austin City Limits Live the night of the 14th. It’s a party you won’t want to miss.

But if you can’t make it to Austin, don’t fret. We also want to announce that Dean Hachamovitch will be the Day 1 keynoter at MIX 11 on April 12, 2011. Last year at MIX 10 Dean announced IE9 Platform Preview 1 with hardware accelerated HTML5. Eight platform previews, one Beta, one Release Candidate, and one final version of Internet Explorer 9 later he’s back for more.

More updates on IE9 will be available HERE. Have a good day.

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