In today’s Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has announced the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.
Some of new Silverlight 4 features include: Google Chrome web browser support, applications now start 200% faster than in Silverlight 3, multi touch, webcam and microphone support, a new user interface for requesting application privileges access outside the standard Silverlight sandbox and much more.
You wanted more details about upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release? Here, you have it.
Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live divisions said that IE9 will take an advantage of a computer’s graphics hardware to better render online images, videos, animations and other graphics.
“We think that the hardware you run on should shine through the browser”, Sinofsky Said.
Smooth graphics rendering is also included into Internet Explorer 9 features tree. In addition, he said that team has yet to decide, on how much of HTML5 features IE9 is going to support.
With improved HTML/CSS markup languages support, Sinofsky also demoed IE’s ability to create rounded borders.
No further details or preliminary release dates were revealed.
Neowin reports that Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky is going to announce plans for Internet Explorer 9 tomorrow, at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC).
Also, Scott Guthrie shall reveal more details about Silverlight 4.
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Thanks to Nox for links.
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As you can see from the screenshot, users will be able to quickly access their most frequent visited web pages and open new tab and/or window easily.
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Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Mabdul, Nox and Trygve Lie for links.
According to ArsTechnica, Microsoft does not recommend IE users installing Google Chrome Frame plugin due to security issues.
One of the Microsoft spokesperson said:
“Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”
According to ZDNet, Microsoft is planning to demonstrate few features of the upcoming Silverlight 4 release at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterdam on September 11th.
Two of new features of Silverlight 4 are: multicast support and offline digital rights management (DRM).
Stay tuned for more news.
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