Microsoft yesterday announced the release of IE10 Platform Preview 2. The IE10 platform preview 2 has the same rendering engine of Windows 8 which was demoed by Microsoft few weeks ago.
With the second Platform Preview, developers can start working with several site-ready HTML5 technologies for building beautiful, interactive Web applications with great performance and security. You can read the full list here in the IE10 developer guide:
- Beautiful and interactive Web applications are easier to deliver with support for several new technologies like CSS3 Positioned Floats, HTML5 Drag-drop, File Reader API, Media Query Listeners and initial support for HTML5 Forms.
- HTML5 Application performance improves across the board, as well as the ability to deliver better performance with more efficient use of battery life with new technologies like Web Workers with Channel Messaging, Async script support, and others.
- Web application security improves using the same markup with support for HTML5 Sandbox for iframe isolation.
Microsoft have also added tons of new HTML5 test drive items to its ietestdrive.com. If you are a developer, you can start building apps for Windows 8 with this platform preview ! ! ! Download it here.