Monday, July 21, 2014

Internet Explorer Finally Steps Up!

After a string of defeats, both in terms of popularity and security, Microsoft has finally decided to step up with its once-popular website browser, Internet Explorer. They recently announced on their official blog that the next release of Internet Explorer would feature four new features: Web Audio API, Media Capture and Streams, ES6 Promises and HTTP/2. That’s not all! Microsoft assured its users the list in not exhaustive, and that the actual release would feature many more features apart from the ones stated above.

HTTP/2, which is based on Google’s SPDY open networking protocol, is the latest state-of-the-art protocol, which will result in significant improvement in speed. Thus, we can expect the latest Internet Explorer to be a lot faster than predecessor versions. Many users contacted the Microsoft support staff to confirm this news.

While Web Audio JavaScript API will process and synthesize audio faster than the existing system, Media Capture provides the website browser, access to audio and video device hardware of your system. Both these systems will enhance your online browsing experience when using Internet Explorer. On the other hand, ES6 Promises are meant for developers. They let you write shorter and cleaner code.

In its official blog, Microsoft promises “commitment to delivering interoperable implementations for the latest features on the modern Web” with the next Internet Explorer release. True to their statement, if these features are introduced, Internet Explorer will stand at par with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the most popular website browsers at present.

Apart from this, the Official Microsoft blog promises interoperability, compatibility and security. Not only will the latest Internet Explorer feature improved security features that aim at plugging potential vulnerabilities, any website whether written ages ago in standard HTML code, or in latest HTML5, will be compatible.

Moreover,, which was first released at Build 2014, will soon come out of Beta testing phase with the following improvements:
  • Open sourced - The entire data is available for users to view and download.
  • Improved Search Function and Filters - you can find the features you want easily using the new and improved version.
  • Mobile Support - Nowadays, websites observe more traffic through hand-held mobile phones than traditional desktop computers. Thus, all systems need to be optimized for better viewing in mobile phones.

At present, it’s not sure what the latest version of Internet Explorer would be named but users have already started calling it IE12! To know more details about new version, feel free to contact the Microsoft Support team.