First Preview: Internet Explorer 9
Despite the rumors, Microsoft didn’t show off a public technical preview of Internet Explorer 9 this week, but it did show off a new test version of the new browser. The test version of IE 9 was shown at Microsoft’s professional developer conference yesterday and Tom’s Guide had a hands-on demonstration of the same features from Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of the Internet Explorer team.
There are no new features in this test version, just improvements to the rendering engine. To show that it’s a test version rather than a full new browser, the icon is a greyed-out version of the familiar IE logo.