Internet Explorer 9 RC Set For 10 Feb Launch

Microsoft has sent out invites for a 10 February Internet Explorer 9 event which will likely see the launch of the upcoming web browser’s release candidate.

The invite, which has been unearthed by WinRumors, says that the event will be hosted in San Francisco.

“Members from the Internet Explorer team (and some special guests) will be visiting San Francisco in two weeks to share some important news. I know it’s an extremely busy news week already, but we’re hoping you can join us,” the invite read.

WinRumors also revealed that an escrow version of Internet Explorer 9 browser has been available since Friday on a number of file sharing websites. It reports that screenshots of a recent escrow IE9 build indicate the company will include a location privacy feature on the web browser.

Sources also told WinRumors that Microsoft is including an ‘ActiveX Filter’ option within the browser, set to allow users to control ActiveX elements on any website they visit.