A week after rolling out its seventh developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9, Microsoft has gone back and delivered an update for the beta of IE 9
, the first full beta of Microsoft’s next-gen browser which the company delivered in mid-September
I, for one, am happy to see the beta update since the developer previews don’t include the full browser interface
, making them less useful for those of us who are interested in test-driving IE 9 in real-world situations (rather than to test the boundaries of Microsoft’s support for HTML 5 and other standards).
Microsoft has marked the IE 9 beta update as “recommended” via Windows Update
. The new build includes stability and reliability fixes, but “is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build,” according to a November 23 post to the company’s IE Blog. Microsoft also has delivered a separate but related IE 9 beta update that “resolves issues between the IE 9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11
Users who have enabled automatic updating will get the Beta updates automatically; those who have not will need to manually download and install them.