Microsoft is on the cusp of releasing IE9, the launch will officially happen later today at 5:30 PM PT at SXSW, except for in Japan. But before they get to the official launch, Microsoft posted up a "Year of Internet Explorer 9" video which takes you back through the development of the upcoming browser.
Microsoft describes the video as "A look back at the last year and the development of Internet Explorer 9. See what partners, designers and industry press have to say about the latest version of the world’s most used browser".
Internet Explorer 9 will bring a host of new features to the table including updated security elements, a redesigned UI and of course speed improvements. General impressions of the beta and the RC have been positive so far; the official RTM version should only improve the end user experience.
Microsoft is in a tough battle against Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and a few others for browser dominance. Long gone are the days where IE6 ruled the landscape, so much so in fact, that Microsoft is actively working to remove IE6 from the Internet ecosystem.