MSDN Flash - January 31, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 2

January 31, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 2

Sascha Corti

Dear readers,

With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft enters the league of HTML 5 browsers and with its active participation in the W3C working groups, the company proves its engagements towards the new and emerging standards. Developers however are often left wondering where the boundaries are drawn between HTML5 web site, plug-in based rich internet application and smart client or “app”.

  The MSDN TechTalk: “Introducing Internet Explorer 9 and HTML 5” taking place on March 2nd at Microsoft Switzerland in Wallisellen and broadcast over live streaming will address this question and use many examples to show you some of the most important changes introduced by HTML5, CSS3, SVG, DOM and ECMA script and how they can be used to enhance your website. You will also see how the standards are still evolving and how Microsoft is contributing.

We will have a detailed look at the current HTML5 support in Internet Explorer 9 and how the browser boosts web performance using the Chakra JavaScript engine that compiles JavaScript into native code as well as the hardware accelerated graphics engine that greatly enhances performance of your SVG and Canvas elements.

Furthermore, we will introduce you to Internet Explorer 9 “Pinned Sites”, allowing you to integrate your website with the Windows 7 taskbar and start menu, without breaking standards and support for other browsers.

Register to the event or live streaming at:

I hope to see you there!


Best regards,

Sascha Corti
Developer Evangelist - Developer Platform, Microsoft Switzerland GmbH

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