Internet Explorer 9 Launch Set For March 14th

Microsoft will be rolling out the highly anticipated Internet Explorer 9 web browser at the South by South West interactive conference on March 14th.

In a blog post, Microsoft said that the web browser will be made available for download at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on March 14th, which will be 5 a.m. UK time on March 15th.

Microsoft had brought out the release candidate for Internet Explorer 9 last month with all the features that are also expected to appear on the full version. However, Ryan Gavin, Senior Director of Internet Explorer Business and Marketing at Microsoft, said that there were still a few surprises left and the company had a lot to share at the South by South West conference.

“We also have a heck of a party planned celebrating the amazing developers and designers who are creating a more beautiful web. We’ll feature live music from Yeasayer, the Head and the Heart, and Fences at Austin City Limits Live the night of the 14th,” Gavin said in the blog post.

The software giant's newest web browser will come with an improved interface designed to maximise the browser real-estate with a single URL and search bar. Users will also be able to pin web pages or single URLs on the Windows task bar for easy access.