Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Product Management here at Microsoft, recently travelled to Europe to chat about Internet Explorer. As many of you know, there’s been a lot happening with Internet Explorer these past few months (which is exciting!).
To get an idea on where Internet Explorer is headed and its future with Internet Explorer 9, this video from Reuters
(sorry, the embed function is disabled) gives you a good overview. Definitely check it out. Update: here is the video…
Customers are moving steadily away from IE6 to IE8, which you can see from the latest Net Applications report. In the US, Net Applications data shows Internet Explorer as a whole growing by 0.76% and IE8 showing growth of 1.34% for May. Developers are also actively encouraging their friends to upgrade to a modern browser and we of course love the campaigns people are doing to say goodbye to IE6.
Speaking of developers, we recently released the second Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview giving developers a look at where we’re going with Internet Explorer in terms of as supporting web standards such as HTML5. You can download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2 here from the Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive website. For more on the second Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview, see my post from earlier this month.
If after watching the video you’re looking for more information, I suggest visiting the IEBlog.
I also encourage all developers (who haven’t already done so) to download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2 and submit your feedback.