Microsoft's changing of the guard for IE11

Out with the old, in with the new

If you love to read about the small things Microsoft does to symbolically show the announcement of new platforms, continue reading - but if you are only looking for the hardest hitting, deep drilling journalism on the web, this post probably isn't for you.

One of the many Microsoft nuances that takes place at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington is that on the windows of the Internet Explorer offices, they have proudly displayed the most recent browser to be launched by the company. Yes, it's a small detail, but it's something the company has been doing for many years and with the announcement of IE11, a changing of the guard has taken place. 

Previously, the windows at the IE office displayed 'IE10' but with IE11 now out of the bag, the windows have been updated. 

Now that this has occurred, we can carry on with our Internet ways and get back to reading about the more important bits that have been announced today, such as the new features that will be coming to Windows 8.1.

Source: IE

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While Microsoft crawls in slow motion towards IE11, both Chrome and Firefox will have been updated another 10 to 20 times. It's good that MS has supposedly switched to a yearly upgrade cycle for Windows, but Internet Explorer needs to be put on a monthly or bi-monthly upgrade cycle in order to have any kind of chance of catching up with competitors.

And I remember when IE4's launch was a big deal, and racing home from school to download it. The big thing there was the desktop experience with the Quick Launch bar, and active desktop.

Always great to read those news items one Neowin, makes me feel happy. The cake-tradition is also an awesome one. However: any pics of previous windows from the IE office?

If IE can bring some of Chromes features (such as syncing favs) I'd move solely to IE. Firefox (while good) slows down after a while, and Chrome (also very good) I'm just getting sick of. I'm slowly moving away from Google services and products with their recent shenanigans.

I hope it will too, although, I suspect given the lackluster uptake of Windows 8, Microsoft will likely make IE11 for Windows 8/8.1 only, to try to encourage more Win7 users to upgrade... I hope I'm wrong though!

ObiWanToby said,
I wonder if they'll ever consider going multi platform again. Safari is, and that has very small market share.
Multiplatform Safari: it's for iOS and OS X. Yhea, right.

ObiWanToby said,
I wonder if they'll ever consider going multi platform again. Safari is, and that has very small market share.

Safari hasn't been multi-platformed on PC for years...

I don't think the Neowin TOS state you have to read things that are not of any interest to you.

Anyway, I like to know this little things, e.g. that it is the tradition at Microsoft to do this for every IE release.

I too find it kind of cool and interesting to learn about the culture at the big companies. Or does every article on here has to be about the next leaked Windows 8 build?

Obry said,
I too find it kind of cool and interesting to learn about the culture at the big companies. Or does every article on here has to be about the next leaked Windows 8 build?

Nah, it has to be flame bait over Windows 8's missing Start Button and/or Menu lately...

Ideas Man said,

Nah, it has to be flame bait over Windows 8's missing Start Button and/or Menu lately...


Didn't you hear? The start button is back!

Obry said,
I too find it kind of cool and interesting to learn about the culture at the big companies. Or does every article on here has to be about the next leaked Windows 8 build?

Couldn't agree more!

Jarrichvdv said,
I don't think the Neowin TOS state you have to read things that are not of any interest to you.
When I signed up the TOS definitely said I had to read everything Neowin published otherwise Steven Parker would come round and kick me in the balls whilst Marcel Klum videod it for youtube.