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Just in case there was any doubt left, Microsoft is gearing up to offer new details on the next iteration of Internet Explorer today, on the second day of the MIX10
events. The opening keynote of MIX10
featured Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET Developer Platform, and Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president, Windows Phone Program Management, and the day-two keynote will bring into the spotlight IE General Manager Dean Hachamovitch and, of course, Internet Explorer 9.
“This is the fifth year that we've held our MIX event, and I think it's going to be the most important MIX yet. Technology has evolved a lot over the last five years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the importance of user experience and the Web. It's more important than ever. Tomorrow, we're going to be talking about IE 9, ASP.NET, and services-based Web development. [On March 15th 2010], I'm going to be talking about Silverlight. Silverlight across the media, RIA, and on the phone,” Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET Developer Platform, revealed.
The rumor mill has been feeding the hunger for additional information related to IE9 since 2009, almost immediately after Microsoft showcased the first preview build of the browser at PDC2009. The Redmond company was extremely timid in revealing that IE9 would take center stage at MIX10 for quite some time after the Professional Developers Conference 2009. However, recently, the software giant had a change of heart, and confirmed officially that Hachamovitch would unveil the evolution of IE9 as it progressed along the development process compared to the end of 2009.