After four on-time preview versions and the lack of a user interface in each one it is now time to finally see the new UI and overall improvements for Internet Explorer 9.

The wait is nearly over for the newest beta version of Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer 9.  Starting on September 15, 2010 (PDT), users will be invited to download this newest test version.  Internet Explorer 9 offers substantial improvements the current version including: a streamlined interface, full hardware-accelerated HTML5, modern SVG and native JavaScript integration, support for the Web Open Font Format as well as faster overall performance. The new Internet Explorer 9 Beta provides a more secure, stable and fast browsing experience. 


You can participate in the excitement of this release by visiting the Beauty of the Web or the IE Press Site at 10:30 AM PDT on 15 Sep in the US (check your local times here) for the IE9 Beta Release Keynote.

Another option is to follow the IE9 Beta Launch Live Blog from Long Zheng ( and Kip Kniskern ( which you will be able to find shortly before the keynote on their homepages.

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the new beta release and its UI.