Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 Released Today

Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 Released Today

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Keeping up with our commitment to developers to release updates to the Internet Explorer Platform Preview approximately every 8 weeks, today we released Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 at an event in San Francisco. Together with representatives from top web sites, OEMs and silicon companies we showed what it looks like when you marry powerful hardware with top web site developers on a browser architected for the next generation of web experiences.

The Internet Explorer Platform Preview allows developers to test the new Internet Explorer 9 web development and design capabilities including our new JavaScript engine – codename Chakra – as well as our support for standards like HTML5, CSS3, SVG 1.1 and DOM.

At our event at the “12 Gallagher Lane” gallery in San Francisco, Ryan Gavin and Rob Mauceri from the IE team introduced Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 to the assembled press and enthusiasts with some new demos on the IE Test Drive site (www.ietestdrive.com) site. Over on the IE Engineering blog, Dean Hachamovitch digs into “What’s New” in Platform Preview 3 in his blog post. Developers are sure to be excited by the inclusion of the <AUDIO>, <VIDEO> and <CANVAS> tags from the HTML5 specification with Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 taking full advantage of the underlying hardware in your PC to render <VIDEO> and <CANVAS> elements.

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The Platform Previews remain targeted primarily at web developers and designers, but they aren’t the only ones excited by this milestone. Ryan and Rob were joined by representatives from top web sites, OEMs and silicon companies who showed off what they could do with a browser architected for the next generation of web experiences. Partners included AMD, NVIDIA, Asus, and Dell. In a comment for this blog, Chris Keating, Senior Product Manager from IMDb said :

“IMDb is committed to helping fans discover, enjoy and share compelling entertainment related content. Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 created an opportunity to showcase our content to fans on a new, visually engaging platform.”, Chris Keating, Senior Product Manager, IMDB

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We’ll be following this post with guest posts from NVIDIA, ASUS and AMD who also participated in the event.

If you want to see the sort of thing that developers can do when the browser uses the full power of your PC, watch* some of the demos below or grab Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 from www.ietestdrive.com and take the demos for a spin yourself.**

Enjoy!

 

* We wanted to honor the support for HTML5 video in Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 by using HTML5 video for the demo. If your browser doesn’t support HTML5 video or the H264 codec, this post should automatically allow you to watch the video using Silverlight.

** As mentioned in the Platform Preview FAQs, Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 is designed for developers who want to experiment with the new platform features in Internet Explorer 9 and can be installed alongside Internet Explorer 8. As a result, is not a full browser and lacks common browser features like a back button or address bar.

Extra Links :

Amazon Bookshelf Video : http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Internet-Explorer-9-Platform-Preview-3-A-look-at-Canvas-and-Amazoncom/

IMDB Video Demo : http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Internet-Explorer-9-Platform-Preview-3-A-look-at-HTML5-video-support/

ECMAScript 5 Game Video : http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Internet-Explorer-9-Platform-Preview-3-A-Look-at-ECMAScript-5/

CANVAS Fish Tank Video : http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Internet-Explorer-9-Platform-Preview-3-A-look-at-Canvas/

Internet Explorer Platform Preview 2 Post : http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2010/05/05/check-out-the-internet-explorer-9-platform-preview-number-2.aspx

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  • Weiqi
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    The platform preview feels and works great. Its very nice to see the GPU being put to good use .

    Great release btw.

  • 83 on acid 3? :') MS I am very proud of you.