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You can get the preview at IE 9 Platform Preview.
Developers should be testing your sites now and seeing how you can take advantage of the standards-based features.
Fully Hardware-Accelerated HTML5. IE9 offers consistent, fully hardware-accelerated text, graphics, and media, both audio and video. Try Hamster Dance Revolution, IE Beatz, or MSNBC Video in different browsers to experience the difference. Psychedelic Browsing demonstrates what HTML5 canvas can do when it’s fully accelerated with the GPU.
To assess the quality and completeness of a browser’s standards support, we look to the official standards bodies. Their open, consensus-based process is the best way to bring the community of browser vendors and web developer and design professionals together in building a test suite.
With Platform Preview 4, we’re contributing 519 new tests to the standards bodies. Based on community feedback, we’ve also updated five of the previously submitted tests. This brings the total number of tests we’ve contributed during IE9 development to 2,138.
With the fourth Platform Preview, we strongly recommend developers, designers, and partners to start getting your sites ready for the IE9 Beta.
For deeper dive into the features, see HTML5, Modernized: Fourth IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers.
Platform Preview 4 is an important milestone on the way to beta. It is the last preview before the IE9 Beta becomes available in September.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation