Microsoft releases an IE 11 Release Preview for Windows 7

Microsoft has posted Thursday a first evaluation version of its future Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) for Windows 7. Faster, it also introduces new thoughts options for developers.

Windows 8.1, expected in August, will come accompanied by a new version of Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft has to make available a trial version for users of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The editor had indeed confirmed that IE end of June 11, the final version should arrive the same time as Windows 8.1, would be available on both platforms.

On Windows 7, IE 11 is logically private interface “Modern UI”, and thus looks like two drops of water to its predecessor. Under the hood, however, this new version promises improved support for WebGL and opens the SPDY protocol version 6 and the ECMAScript language.

IE 11 is also a charm offensive towards web developers, since the browser loads a further set of tools (accessed via F12) from the measurement of network performance (loading times of the various elements of the page ) to the RAM footprint, through an emulator to simulate rendered in various browsers, including IE for Windows Phone, Safari, Chrome or previous editions of IE for Windows.

Note that it is at this stage of a preview release, which are items that do not function optimally. The curious can however be a review about IE 11 before the release of the final version. At the Build conference, we also offered you an overview in pictures of new IE 11 on Windows 8.

Download Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 10:33

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