Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release Dates

By | December 27, 2011 | 16 Comments

Preliminary Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer 12 Release DatesIE11 to be released in 2013, IE12 – 2014.

Just a year ago, Microsoft would only release a new version of IE during the launch of Windows “Next”. However, since then it has increased the frequency of Internet Explorer releases as the upcoming Windows 8 OS will now IE10 instead of IE9.

Well, if recent rumors are to be believed, then the current Microsoft strategy will remain like this for a while. According to the “leaked” roadmap, the software giant plans to introduce Internet Explorer 11 sometime in 2013, followed by Internet Explorer 12 in 2014.

MIX 2013
HTML platform (IE11)
Win8 PU RC
Beta
Apollo+1 SDK

Build 2014
Win9 RTM (IE12)
Win9M RTM
CTP
Xbox PU preview

Who knows, maybe after Windows 9, Microsoft will increase the frequency of its browser releases again.

What do you think?

[Via: MSNerd]


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  • Turtlelover

    i like turtles

  • Anonymous

    Of all of the browsers, I think Opera is the only one that has a logical release schedule. Firefox and Chrome update every other time you open the browser (at least for me – I don’t use them very much :) ). Safari and IE are on very drawn out illogical release schedules. But I like how Opera’s releases are timed. There are two or three major releases each year with usually weekly development builds in between. 

    • Saex Conroy

      it may be logical, but firefox and chrome are superior and opera doesnt have many users, with so few users, the developers arent motivated to improve the browser, hence the less people will complain if something is wrong or missing

      ive used all browsers long enough to know what im talking about

      • Anonymous

        ive used all browsers long enough to know what im talking about 

        I’ll disagree with you anyway. :) Looking at Firefox’s releases, even though they are much more frequent than Opera’s, three FF releases bring less than one Opera release.

        I also disagree with Opera not being motivated because it has fewer users. Even though Opera’s market share is quite low, they still have a bunch of users. If there are 2,095,006,005 people using the Internet, and 1.8% of those people use Opera on their desktop, then Opera’s got a fine following of almost 40 million. This doesn’t even count Opera’s mobile share, which is much larger. That’s nothing to laugh at. 

      • Mikah

        And I’ve read enough posts by you to know that you do not.

        • Saex Conroy

          the irony that youve read my posts and i havent read yours, and never will, internet community will hate me, but thats the point, joke is on you and the rest of the community

          • Mikah

            Very ironic you replying to a comment you haven’t read.

  • my name is still Nobody

    Them business suits at Redmond are killing IE that way, by this catastrophic release cycle.
    IE will always be upto a year behind most other top browsers regarding new features. People try out other browsers – and many won’t return to IE again.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see one day IE battling it out with Safar – over the 5-8% Safari market share. IE will drop that low I am sure.

    • Saex Conroy

      unless IE has proper addons like Firefox and Chrome, it will never be an useful browser to me

  • Jason

    What a horses**t article, somewhere 2013, my sister of 8 could say that. Whats the source?

  • IE & Opera Fanboy

    I would say, this is good only. After a release we have to give time for industries to bring up their websites up to that mark. With IE 10 HTML 5 support would be great. Then its the industries should use HTML5 video/audio instead of Flash Video/audio streaming. HTML5 drag & drop features should be used many sites.

    A good JavaScript development framework is needed for developers. Its not just about release a version frequently. Its about what standards are added. Sometime chrome just does bug fixes call it as new version and that would not change anything in the industry.

    I would say with IE9/10 the Internet standards support has increased substantially. That is good enough to build a website more attractive and interactive.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it may have superb HTML5 support, but how many people will be using it? Looking at my website browser stats, most of my IE users are using IE6, IE7, and IE8. Very few are using IE9.

      What good is the HTML5 support going to be in IE10 if nobody uses it? Microsoft surely wouldn’t be helping matters by making it Windows 8 only

      • IE & Opera Fanboy

        Microsoft can’t keep supporting all the OSes that they have released so far. Even IBM will not support OS/2, Oracle will not support database version 7 and Mozilla will not support Firefox 1.. etc. IE 10 will support Windows 7. The platform preview they are releasing only for Windows 8.

        There are two sets of people who are all in IE 6
        (1) Pirated Windows XP those couldn’t update.
        (2) Those who doesn’t know the use of Windows Update.

        In both cases Microsoft can’t do much. Microsoft has already launched a website http://www.ie6countdown.com/ to help move the people off from IE 6. For Windows XP users IE 8 is the latest version available, I agree it doesn’t support HTML 5. But Microsoft doesn’t want them to stay in Windows XP for ever, Microsoft wants them to move to Windows 7 or later so that Microsoft can support the customer better & easily.

        I see Windows 7 as next Windows XP after few years it will be very hard for Microsoft to kill it.

        Since you own a website and have good number of visitor I urge to you post a article to do windows update (http://www.windowsupdate.com) for those users who visit your website with IE 6.

        If still some users want HTML 5 in Windows XP, then I would suggest to use latest Opera browser :) (b’coz thats my other favorite browser).

        • Anonymous

          Good, I didn’t realize IE10 would work on Windows 7. That’s good news. Yeah, hopefully Microsoft will learn from the past so they don’t make the same mistake they did with IE6. 

          I might just take up your suggestion and write a post about that. I try to do whatever I can to reduce IE6′s market share and inform people about their browser. Will running Windows Update update Internet Explorer 6?

  • IE & Opera Fanboy

    Microsoft can’t keep supporting all the OSes that they have released so far. Even IBM will not support OS/2, Oracle will not support database version 7 and Mozilla will not support Firefox 1.. etc. IE 10 will support Windows 7. The platform preview they are releasing only for Windows 8.

    There are two sets of people who are all in IE 6
    (1) Pirated Windows XP those couldn’t update.
    (2) Those who doesn’t know the use of Windows Update.

    In both cases Microsoft can’t do much. Microsoft has already launched a website http://www.ie6countdown.com/ to help move the people off from IE 6. For Windows XP users IE 8 is the latest version available, I agree it doesn’t support HTML 5. But Microsoft doesn’t want them to stay in Windows XP for ever, Microsoft wants them to move to Windows 7 or later so that Microsoft can support the customer better & easily.

    I see Windows 7 as next Windows XP after few years it will be very hard for Microsoft to kill it.

    Since you own a website and have good number of visitor I urge to you post a article to do windows update (http://www.windowsupdate.com) for those users who visit your website with IE 6.

    If still some users want HTML 5 in Windows XP, then I would suggest to use latest Opera browser :) (b’coz thats my other favorite browser).

    • Mikah

      You do not understand the true reason why so many still use IE6.
      Legacy applications used in Business & Government that use IE6 &  because of poor standards support in IE6 and the use of ActiveX these legacy apps were designed to run on IE6 only.
      “Another main reason for IE6 still remaining popular in China, is because most commonly used Chinese websites have been constructed and tested to work with IE6 only, without consideration of web standard (W3C), non-IE browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome), or non-Windows platforms (Linux). For example, the China Government’s IT department registration website (MIIT), is IE6 only. Without IE6, authorities cannot file their registration information (story see here). Online banking in China is also strictly a Windows and IE6 love affair. They usually used ActiveX login system, any western companies setting up their brunch office in China, must install IE6 in their Windows PCs, otherwise no work can be done through any of the major Chinese banks. The same case for those China major online shopping sites, which require their customers to use IE, rather then other web browser’s options.”
      It’s the same story in South Korea 
      The United Kingdom Government still uses IE6
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2010/jul/30/internet-explorer-6-uk-government