IE11 Developers Preview for Windows 7 released

Microsoft has released and IE11 Developer preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This is still considered a preview build which users may find a bit buggy or there could be other issues with the pre-release software, so install it with caution.

IE11 is the latest browser from the Microsoft camp and will ship with Windows 8.1 that will arrive later this year.

Microsoft has added quite a few features to IE11 including WebGL support, improved touch performance on non-touch based sites, improved keyboard navigation support, improved favorites support, and a bunch of other features that you can read about here from our IE11 preview post.

Download: IE11 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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H mm...remembering what a pain a beta of IE10 was, I think I'll wait until 11 is officially released for Win7 before downloading and installing.

installing now here at work, hopefully its better than 10 none of our custom sites internally worked well with IE10 as it was VERY poor at Kerberos passthrough, as well as having a lot of compatibility issues with pages containing JAVA elements.

Unfortunately this. I much prefer Ie10/11 but until they can at the very least sync my bookmarks I won't be using it.

fuzi0719 said,
Does it sync your bookmarks, passwords, certificates, history among all of your devices? No? Nevermind. ;-)
Yes, yes, yes and yes, even IE10 already does this.

Never used IE except for website testing, somehow it doesn't attract me, may be because they took long time to get on right track, Just my personal opinion.

Lord Method Man said,
And yet I'll still have clients that require IE7 compatibility for their web apps.

i found another web developer here. I hear you man. IE 11 is good for consumers. for us developers its the same story. at least it has better developer tools and javascript support. I think IE is going to be cool again.

Lord Method Man said,
And yet I'll still have clients that require IE7 compatibility for their web apps.

Tell them where to go! We ditched IE7 support for our web app in early 2012, and we've been reminding our users that we'll be ditching IE8 support once IE11 becomes fully available for Windows 7.

Really, its a viscous circle - as long as clients demand support for obsolete browsers, developers will cave in and continue supporting obsolete browsers... but as long as developers do this, clients have no reason to upgrade their browsers!!

As a developer you should stand your ground and refuse to continue to support obsolete browsers such as IE7, and in the very near future IE8!! ...client's may not like your stance initially, but they soon come around!!

...come on, stop holding back the web!!

Dot Matrix said,
Lol. You list your IE11 preview, yet nothing at all in it applies to Windows 7...

What are you smoking? It's IE11 preview for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 - what's your point?

Dot Matrix said,
Lol. You list your IE11 preview, yet nothing at all in it applies to Windows 7...

What are you talking about, webGL and the new dev tools don't apply to Windows 7? More robust password management doesn't apply to Windows 7?

Just because they haven't switched to 8 yet doesn't mean folks shouldn't get a good browser.

The link at the end of the article, guys. It's previewing Metro IE11 for Windows 8.1. Last I checked, Metro doesn't apply to Windows 7.

Dot Matrix said,
The link at the end of the article, guys. It's previewing Metro IE11 for Windows 8.1. Last I checked, Metro doesn't apply to Windows 7.

*clicks link*

"Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2"

Lord Method Man said,

*clicks link*

"Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2"

Microsoft has added quite a few features to IE11 including WebGL support, improved touch performance on non-touch based sites, improved keyboard navigation support, improved favorites support, and a bunch of other features that you can read about here from our IE11 preview post.

Dot Matrix said,
The link at the end of the article, guys. It's previewing Metro IE11 for Windows 8.1. Last I checked, Metro doesn't apply to Windows 7.

The article was previewed using the metro version of IE11. Some of the enhancements apply to the desktop version as well. Would be a bit odd of them to offer a preview on Windows 7 that did nothing, hmm?

Lord Method Man said,
Looking forward to this. IE has been absolutely awesome ever since the release of IE9.

completely agreed, after IE 9 they had a dramatic change in the release cycle and quality. IE 11 specially with the nice development tools and faster javascript engine has nailed it. honestly below IE 9 is not even usable with today's standards.