Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 2 released and ready for download

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On Wednesday, just a little over 14 weeks of the final release of IE9, Microsoft made available for download Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 2 for developers to test drive.

In this latest release IE10 has a much improved HTML5 support and developers can start working on web applications with several site-ready HTML5 technologies and achieve better performance and greater security. Microsoft have posted over 270 new tests to the Internet Explorer Test Center and submitted them to the standards bodies. In Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 2 you can find all these (here is the full list):

  • Positioned Floats
  • CSS3 Gradients (on all image types)
  • CSS stylesheet limit lifted
  • CSSOM Floating Point Value support
  • Improved hit testing APIs
  • Media Query Listeners
  • HTML5: Support for async attribute on script elements
  • HTML5 Drag and Drop
  • HTML5 File API
  • HTML5 Sandbox
  • HTML5 Web Workers
  • Web Performance APIs:
    • requestAnimationFrame
    • Page Visibility API
    • setImmediate

“IE10 continues IE9’s precedent of enabling Web applications to do more in the browser without plug-ins. It also continues the pattern of offloading work to the parts of a PC that are best suited for them, like the GPU for graphics, and different processor cores for background compilation of JavaScript.” Said Dean Hachamovitch the leader of the IE team at Microsoft. “As different browsers support developers using the same markup to achieve the same results with great performance, we can all realize the promise of HTML5 applications.”

Internet Explorer 10 is expected to be available only for Windows 7 and in the next version of Microsoft’s operating system code name Windows 8. Future releases of IE10 PP will be available in cycles of 8 to 12 weeks periods. We may also have a beta release before the end of the year.

So if you are a tech enthusiast or a web developer you can download and test drive Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 2 today and start building beautiful and more interactive web applications.

Source IEBlog

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.