Microsoft hints at Internet Explorer 10 previews for MIX11 in April
Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that it will be releasing the complete build of Internet Explorer 9 on Monday, March 14 at 9pm Pacific (Midnight EST), using the South by Southwest Festival as a platform for the browser's worldwide introduction.
Shortly after the first release candidate of Microsoft's new browser came out on February 10th, the company sent out invitations to a SXSW event on March 14th, inviting attendees to "come celebrate the beauty of the Web." Naturally, this caused everyone to predict the 14th would be the browser's launch date.
Microsoft assured us today that there are still "a few surprises left," but in the company's traditional fashion, didn't leave too much to the imagination.
Along with the company's announcement of IE9's final launch today, IE9 lead Dean Hachamovitch announced that he will be a keynote speaker at MIX11 in Las Vegas on April 12-14. Last year at MIX10, Hachamovitch and the Internet Explorer team showed off the very first IE9 technology preview, which displayed some of the new HTML5 technology features.
Betanews will be at MIX again this year, so we're looking forward to perhaps getting the first look at the first previews of Internet Explorer 10.