New browser versions are hotly anticipated in the client-side region of the Soak studio. Internet Explorer hasn’t lost its claim as the most popular browser worldwide but it has an awful lot of catching-up to do, as rivals Firefox, Safari and Opera are miles ahead with their support for Web standards. Unlike Outlook, IE has genuinely advanced in recent years and supporting versions 7 and 8 won’t compare to the nightmare of version 6.
Check out the official preview site: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/
Curb your enthusiasm
IE9 won’t run on Windows XP, which will limit its uptake by businesses (our local Sainsbury’s still runs Windows 2000. I’m not sure how I suppressed a scream at the checkout)