Microsoft shows off IE10 platform preview on video

It wasn't that long ago that Microsoft released IE9 to the general public. But why let IE9 slow down the development of IE10? On that front, Microsoft has posted up an IE 10 platform preview video.

Microsoft posted the video on their Channel9 website and is currently developing the platform and looking for user feedback. Microsoft states:

IE10 builds on IE9 with support for even more standards like CSS3 gradients, multi-column, and grid layouts. In this video Rob Mauceri walks us through some of the new features of IE10 including an example of flowing of content in multi-column layouts.

More information is expected to be discussed this week about IE10 at the MIX conference currently going on in Las Vegas. You can view the video below and let us know your thoughts about what Microsoft should include (or exclude) in IE10.

You can obtain a copy of the IE10 platform preview by visiting the IE Testdrive website, Microsoft is expecting to update the build every 12 weeks.

 

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Can IE10 PP be made to work as browser just like IE9 PP was made available? by copying over iexplore.exe file from the C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer directory (or C:/Program Files (x86)/Internet Explorer for 64 bit machine) to the IE9_PP folder
Create a folder inside IE9_PP called iexplore.exe.local

When I opened this page Firefox told me that an additional plugin was required to view the contents. When I clicked "Install" to see what plugin it could have been (I have Java and Flash), it said, "No suitable plugins were found." Interesting, as somebody else commented on another news story that their Malwarebytes warned them of a malicious Javascript when they opened that story. Neowin having some issues?

Jen Smith said,
This page here on Neowin? Might be Silverlight, which is what the embedded video is using.

Ah, may have to go grab the Moonlight plugin, thanks!

Comment from a Mac user:

Thank you for maintaining your new direction, Microsoft, with a renewed focus on good web standards support!

IE 7 looked promising, but the competition had simply moved ahead too much for a single release to solve that. IE 8 was a big step in the right direction, but still behind in some areas, although it's so much better than IE 6 that it's now silly. IE 9 however is *finally* pretty competitive now, for the first time since the months after IE 6 was released. IE 10 is simply a reassurance that MS is serious about this and will apparently keep closing gaps. With e.g. CSS columns in IE 10, we'll finally have good cross-browser support for this standard. No more HTML kludges for columns!!

I'm not sure I'm used to Microsoft picking up pace with good standards support in IE yet. This will mean a lot for the web in the coming years.

Just saw this tweet in my twitter monitoring:

They just announced that the IE10 demos which were running slick were running on a 1GHz ARM SoC (probably Win8) - nice #MIX11

PaulDr said,
Just saw this tweet in my twitter monitoring:

They just announced that the IE10 demos which were running slick were running on a 1GHz ARM SoC (probably Win8) - nice #MIX11

Even better on 1GB of RAM.

Now hope they add transition support to IE10. FF/Chrome support it already and I'm using it quite a lot when designing sites.

i'd expect a faster release cycle until the completion of the HTML5 spec. After that they will go back to slower development cycles

seta-san said,
i'd expect a faster release cycle until the completion of the HTML5 spec. After that they will go back to slower development cycles

Why, do you think the Web will stop moving forward after HTML5/etc are finalized? I am pretty sure the world/web doesn't end with HTML5 and CSS3...

I wonder if Neowin will actually change to fit IE10? Instead of it being buggy like it is in IE9.

Jan said,
I wonder if Neowin will actually change to fit IE10? Instead of it being buggy like it is in IE9.

Well that would be IE9s fault, IE9 claims to be standard compliant, if it is neowin should work just as good in IE9 as in Firefox, Chrome and Safari...

nub said,
Whats the problem with IE9 and neowin?

IPB has problems with it unless you're using the latest version, which Neowin isn't.

Makes the site buggy as all Hell to use.

Leonick said,

Well that would be IE9s fault, IE9 claims to be standard compliant, if it is neowin should work just as good in IE9 as in Firefox, Chrome and Safari...

Where did you get the idea that Neowin is standards compliant? Try running it through the W3 validator, there are lot's of errors. I haven't noticed any problems with IE9 myself though.

TRC said,

Where did you get the idea that Neowin is standards compliant? Try running it through the W3 validator, there are lot's of errors. I haven't noticed any problems with IE9 myself though.

+1

Frylock86 said,

IPB has problems with it unless you're using the latest version, which Neowin isn't.

Makes the site buggy as all Hell to use.

I think it was actually jQuery that had the bug and I believe it's been updated. I haven't had any problems with Neowin on IE9 since before it RTM'ed.

GreyWolf said,

I think it was actually jQuery that had the bug and I believe it's been updated. I haven't had any problems with Neowin on IE9 since before it RTM'ed.

Go back and try again. Neowin on IE9 is for the most part in a persistent vegetative state.

Frylock86 said,

Go back and try again. Neowin on IE9 is for the most part in a persistent vegetative state.

Neowin works fine for me using IE9. What problems are you having?

Seems all the big browser manufacturers are upping their release cycles. Hopefully this means the web evolves a lot faster in future!

Kushan said,
Seems all the big browser manufacturers are upping their release cycles. Hopefully this means the web evolves a lot faster in future!

That's good, but that's also a bad thing.

Kushan said,
Seems all the big browser manufacturers are upping their release cycles. Hopefully this means the web evolves a lot faster in future!
Upping release cycles - Yes
Decreasing time users wait for a new feature - Yes
Increasing speed at which new features are developed - Not really

We see new stuff but in smaller bursts. That's all. Google does it. Mozilla is starting to do it. MS is showing some light of doing it. I'm sure Apple will start soon as well.

the better twin said,
So quick... for Microsoft. Looks like they are upping their game.
Good news for all.

They remembered they got whacked for hand-sitting after IE6. IE8 was the last version that supported XP - will IE 10 be the last version that supports Vista?

(Posted via IE 10 Platform Preview 1.)

the better twin said,
So quick... for Microsoft. Looks like they are upping their game.
Good news for all.

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?

xpclient said,

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?

Considering people are leaving Vista, and they already have IE9, not really.

xpclient said,

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?

basically becuase this would drop in by next apirl, just in time when Vista dropped died out of main support

xpclient said,

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?


If I remember correctly IE9 Platform Preview 4+ also require Windows 7 only also.

xpclient said,

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?

Vista is still under mainstream support for 1 full year and just the other day's stats from StatCounter showed it had 19% market share in the US. $200 browser upgrade every time is not good. By this logic, IE11 should not run on Windows 7.

xpclient said,

Vista is still under mainstream support for 1 full year and just the other day's stats from StatCounter showed it had 19% market share in the US. $200 browser upgrade every time is not good. By this logic, IE11 should not run on Windows 7.

vista worldwide : 13%

and no by the logic it well ,if it is yearly browser release
IE upgrades untail say at least 2014!

mainsteam support for 7 is 2015
i bet they would release platform upgrade between now and later


for vista it is early next year
http://support.microsoft.com/l...=PN&alpha=WINDOWS+vista

xpclient said,

IE10 Platform Preview refuses to install on Windows Vista SP2. Requires Windows 7. Isn't this gonig a bit too far now?

Well it is a Platform Preview... Also it is quite possible that they moved to some of the newer GPU features that are only in Windows 7, as there is a bit of power that is still not being used with regard to the GPU model that doesn't exist in Vista.

But since it is a year away, the chances are even if it is coding for Win7 specific things right now, it doesn't mean they won't add in fallback code for Vista. Even IE9 didn't add in fallback code until the RC.