Forse per l’avanzata di Firefox o forse per il recente ingresso di Apple con il suo Safari 3, Microsoft la casa di Redmond avrebbe intenzione di rilasciare la prima versione beta del browser Internet Explorer 8, che sarà presentata al prossimo Microsoft’s Mix di Las Vegas, a marzo.
Una lettera inviata da Microsoft ad un gruppo di beta tester invita a partecipare a una preview tecnica per testare IE8 beta 1 per poterlo esaminare e renderlo disponibile per il pubblico.
Qui di seguito c’ è il testo integrale della lettera:
“Greetings from the Internet Explorer Team! We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process. We have identified you as a qualified beta tester and we would like to offer an opportunity to join our limited technical beta program for Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1. Participation in the Technical Beta will enable you to evaluate a common release of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the ability to submit feedback, post bug reports, download software answer surveys on product quality as well as vote on top bugs filed by others from the technical beta program. This is a very exclusive program, by invitation only. The only way to submit feedback is to enroll in the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Technical Beta program. As such, we would be happy to have your participation. To accept this invitation and to apply to become a member of this program, follow this link: http://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=2038 (If this link does not work for you, copy the full link and paste it into the Web browser address bar.) Follow the steps shown to you by that program to apply to become an active participant. You may be asked to take a survey, or submit other preliminary information. To report a problem or to ask a question, visit the Contact Us page (found at the bottom of every page). We hope to see you in the technical beta! Best regards. The Internet Explorer Team”