Microsoft revealed on Tuesday its next-generation of Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 10 builds on Internet Explorer 9 and includes support for even more standards like CSS3 gradients, multi-column, and grid layouts. Microsoft posted a video of Internet Explorer 10 platform preview on Tuesday and shared more information in a blog post on Tuesday. “We’re about three weeks into development of IE10, and based on the progress we’ve made, we want to start engaging the development community now,” wrote Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer. Future platform previews of Internet Explorer 10 will be delivered every 8-12 weeks.
WinRumors previously revealed that the company plans to keep pushing platform preview builds of Internet Explorer out until the IE10 beta. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 browser marked the first time for some years that Internet Explorer hasn’t been closely linked to Windows itself. Recent previous versions have shipped before or around the RTM dates of major Windows versions. Internet Explorer 9 broke this tradition and lays a clear path for the future of Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 9 development was fast paced. The company announced and released the original beta in September and a Release Candidate in February. Microsoft shipped a final version on March 14, exactly six months after its first beta. To put this fast pace into perspective, you only need to look at the recent history of Internet Explorer: – Beta March 22, 2001, final release August 27, 2001
- Internet Explorer 6 - Beta March 22, 2001, final release August 27, 2001
- Internet Explorer 7 – Beta July 27, 2005, final release October 18, 2006
- Internet Explorer 8 – Beta March 5, 2008, final release March 19, 2009