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Microsoft to unveil IE11 with WebGL support at Build

Will make its debut in Windows 8.1
Wed Jun 26 2013, 10:42
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SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft will show off Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) at its Build conference on Wednesday, complete with WebGL and Google SPDY support.

Microsoft has revealed that IE11 is coming today, having posted the schedule for its Build conference in San Francisco along with the note, "The IE engineering team will have seven presentations at Build focusing on techniques and tools for building fast, touch-friendly, and immersive sites that harness the power of Windows."

As Microsoft's schedule and the online rumour mill seem to suggest, IE11 will include WebGL support, despite the firm previously refusing to work with the standard. IE11 is also expected to support Google SPDY, a protocol for speeding up website loading times by altering how the web browser handles requests.

Microsoft's schedule also says that developer tools have been "completely re-imagined for IE11", news that has already gone down well with commenters on the post, and speculation suggests that there will be a 'click to call' feature in Microsoft's upcoming web browser.

Microsoft will unveil IE11 at its Build conference at 5pm GMT, and the updated Microsoft web browser is expected to make its debut in Windows 8.1.

Check back later for all the details. µ


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