Internet Explorer 9 was released for Windows 7 RTM and SP1 as well as Windows Vista SP2 in mid-March 2011, and Microsoft is now providing customers running Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with an IE9 app template.
Some Softpedia readers might remember that Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7 were upgraded to SP1 around the same time earlier this year, not really a surprise move from the Redmond giant seeing as the two platforms share core components.
As of mid-2011, customers leveraging the embedded flavor of Windows 7 SP1 will be able to download the IE9 app template from the software giant’s ECE site
, provided that they have the right accounts to access content.
“The Internet Explorer 9 Application Template for Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 was released in the June 2011 Feature Update. This template is used to ensure all the required dependencies for Internet Explorer 9 are added to a runtime image when created in ICE,” Lynda Allen
, Microsoft Embedded program manager.
“This release makes the Internet Explorer 9 application available on ECE for use by embedded OEMs. The installer can be run on runtime images. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available.”
IE9 on Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 is similar to the full desktop version of the browser designed for Windows 7 and Vista SP2.
“Internet Explorer 9 features HTML 5 support, Pinned Sites, InPrivate Browsing and Tab isolation and recovery,” Allen added.
The Window Embedded Standard 7 SP1 June 2011 Feature Update brings to the table not only the IE9 app, but also a Forefront Endpoint Protection application template, Enhanced Write Filter Management Tools and File Based Write Management Tools, as well as updated Help Content that custoemrs can take advantage of. Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM Evaluation Edition is available for download here.
Windows 7 SP1 RTM and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTM are available for download here.
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) RTW is available for download here.