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At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft underscored its continued commitment to HTML5 and showed how developers can fuse the full hardware acceleration and site-centric design in Internet Explorer 9 to tap into the power of PC hardware, transforming their websites to feel more like native Windows applications.
As part of the ongoing commitment to standards and “same mark-up” on Internet Explorer 9. You can download it from Windows Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6.
The team has announced 10 million downloads of IE 9 so far.
Users can pin sites directly to the Windows task bar, and sites can program jump lists and offer notifications just as Windows applications do. The web standard markup (HTML, CSS, and script) in pages runs faster and smoother, taking advantage of modern PC hardware.
In addition to several new test drive samples, you can find more examples from the broader community of what’s possible with a great HTML5 implementation at http://kexparchive.org/ and http://10k.aneventapart.com/. Each of these examples shows how the web becomes richer and more immersive with HTML5, and how tapping the power of the whole PC is increasingly important to deliver the performance consumers expect.
For details on test performance of the browser and about standards compliance, see the IE Team Blog post HTML5, Using the whole PC: Sixth IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation