On Tuesday, March 16th at MIX10, industry standards and innovation took center stage as Microsoft made a series of announcements demonstrating its commitment to interoperability and performance on the Web. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Internet Explorer at Microsoft, unveiled the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview. Microsoft also announced that it will contribute to the development of new features and enhancements in the jQuery JavaScript Library and shared the release of new software development kits (SDKs) for the Open Data Protocol (OData) that make it easier for developers to access data from the cloud to create more compelling cross-platform Web applications.

  • Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview: With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft is expanding its support for HTML5 and featuring hardware-accelerated graphics and text and a new JavaScript engine.
  • Expanded commitment to jQuery: Microsoft is investing resources to the development of the jQuery JavaScript Library to improve the development process of standards-based Web applications and to provide better interoperability between ASP.NET and jQuery by enhancing ASP.NET so.NET developers can better incorporate jQuery capabilities.
  • OData Web protocol SDK and CTP of Microsoft codename "Dallas": With the new SDK and the second CTP of Microsoft code-named "Dallas," Microsoft is providing developers with new cloud-based tools and resources to build cross-platform Web applications. For more information on how Microsoft is supporting OData and the benefits to developers, please visit the Microsoft On the Issues blog and the http://blogs.msdn.com/interoperability/ team blog.

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