Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview is also available for Windows Server 2008 R2. Keep in mind that this is a test build, bugs and error may occur. So be cautious in which PC you are installing the software. Like I mentioned above, the version of IE11 come with most, but not all the new features that users will find in Windows 8.1. For example:

Windows 7 doesn’t get a Windows 8 app like version of the software. However, Internet Explorer 11 desktop app looks the same in both operating systems. Microsoft also isn’t including the new feature that makes possible to have up to 100 tabs open in IE11 for Windows 7. SPDY protocol to help websites to download faster is not supported in the Windows 7 version. Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), both media streaming technologies will only be part of Windows 8.1.

I previously wrote a Windows 8 guide for Internet Explorer 11 that I recommend you visit to learn more about the new features from the web browser. Microsoft has also published the Internet Explorer 11 Preview guide for developers with an overview of feature and standards web developers will be able to take advantage building new web experiences. The support for new versions of Internet Explorer still very important, as Microsoft has stated there still 700 million users using Windows 7. Although, the software giant is cutting off some features in the latest version of its web browser. In part, this may be to encourage users to jump to Windows 8. Which is understandable from the point of view where previous versions of Windows keep getting all new features, and consequently users take longer to move on to another OS. Microsoft still not saying when the final version of IE11 will be available for all Windows 7 users, although a final version of IE will be included with the release of Windows 8.1 which is scheduled to go to manufacturers in late August. Download IE11 Developer Preview 32- and 64-bit version and different languages. Source IEBlog All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.