Download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 (IE9 PP6)

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:08 Written by Mire_B Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:08

New Internet Explorer 9 downloads for you to test! Sadly, it’s not the Beta 2 or the Release Candidate of IE9, but the 6th Platform Preview.

That’s right, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 (IE9 PP6) is here. Download links on IE Test Drive, as usual.

 From the Exploring IE Blog:

 Today, at the Professional Developers Conference, we announced Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 and shared the exciting news that we have had more than 10 million downloads of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta making Internet Explorer 9 our fastest adopted browser beta to date!

In the run up to Internet Explorer 9 Beta, we released a set of Platform Previews that allow developers to begin to imagine what their site would be like with a fully hardware accelerated browser that supported the same markup across browsers. With the Internet Explorer 9 Beta our partners showcased the new immersive experiences they were able to deliver, thanks to having those platform preview releases early. Clearly our customers are excited about the potential for the experiences unlocked by IE9 with more than 10M downloads to date.

With the release of Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 developers can see some of the work we’ve done post-Beta, including supporting more standards like CSS3’s 2D transforms. Dean talks more about the work we’ve done over on the IE engineering blog but you can see some of the experiences enabled by Internet Explorer Platform Preview 6 in this video :

As you can see from the video, the difference between a fully hardware accelerated browser through Windows vs. a partial implementation can make a material difference to our experience on the web. Previously, we have shared some of the work that has gone into making IE9 all-around fast, but we thought it would be helpful to help provide an overview of what hardware acceleration really does for the browser. Here’s a concept video we put together for the Internet Explorer 9 Beta that should give you a sense of how hardware acceleration works.

If you haven’t yet, download IE9 Beta at http://beautyoftheweb.com and see first-hand what a fully hardware accelerated IE9 can enable.


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Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:11 Written by Mire_B Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:11

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) have been launched just ahead of PDC 2010. Downloads are available in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Those of you that were testing the previous release of Windows 7 SP1 make sure to uninstall the Beta before edploying RC. The RC will expire on November 30, 2011.

Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC)


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Windows Phone 8 Planning Phase Started

Last Updated on Monday, 25 October 2010 12:33 Written by Mire_B Monday, 25 October 2010 12:33

Guess what? Windows Phone 7 will be followed by Windows Phone 8. Well, no big surprise there. But it appears that Microsoft has already kicked off the planning phase for Windows Phone 8.

So no development efforts yet, and probably not for a while until sometime in 2011. But this is a key moment for the next version of Windows Phone. Among others, the Windows Phone 8 feature set is defined right now.

Test Lead Job

Date: Oct 14, 2010
Location: Hyderabad, INDIA
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Location: India, Hyderabad
Job ID: 733539 25950
Division: Microsoft Business Division
This Job is eligible for the following work arrangements :Flex Time
Standard Job Title: Test Lead
Job Category: Software Engineering: Development
Product: Office Mobile Windows

Division: Microsoft Business Division

Are you passionate about building world class Office applications on Windows Mobile devices that are used by millions of customers?

Are you interested in working on a team with strategically important mission, which values team health, effective management, and good leadership?

Would you like to work in a fun environment and talented team of engineers that strives continually for excellence?

If so, we are looking for an experienced Test Lead who wants to make an important contribution to this extremely strategic and exciting area. Our team owns responsibility of developing mobile optimized versions of for Microsoft Office flagship products like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and SharePoint Workspaces on Windows Mobile devices. Mobile is one of the fastest growing and most cutting edge business for Microsoft. We enable our customers to use Microsoft Office Mobile on their Windows Mobile phone to get the familiar Microsoft look and feel as well as the services that they’re used to. Even when they are on the road, they can open and edit Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, OneNote Notebooks and Pages and access their latest SharePoint documents. We are just putting the last touches on Office Mobile 2010 on Windows Phone 7 which will be a very competitive device and a breakthrough for Microsoft in the Mobile Market. With Office 15 and Windows Phone 8 planning phase just getting under way, now is also the perfect time to join us and help shape the future of Office Mobile 15 on Windows Phone 8 as we plan to create the next wave of innovation that will lead our product to even greater heights. Very exciting…

This role creates a fantastic opportunity to literally work in the exact centre of the Microsoft Office + Mobile strategy. Join us as we define and build the next generation of software and services for mobile professionals. We need your potential and passion to bring our big vision to life.


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