Microsoft’s latest browser has been officially released (7/11/13) so roll on the good times !…or maybe not…

Internet Explorer 11 is available to Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 machines as a windows update however people with devices running Windows 8 won’t be able get IE 11 unless they upgrade to Windows 8.1….! Yes this is a 3.2GB upgrade but hey, you get the start button back so don’t complain, you are moving forward…we hope.

Internet Explorer 11 does comes with a host of improvements and features that are really attractive and may well blow away your normal fears of the usual things not working as they should after the ‘upgrade’, being stuck until the next Microsoft patch or service pack becomes available. The highlights of the new IE 11 browser are:

Faster real word Web browsing and improved battery life for mobile devices : Internet Explorer 11 offers up to  a 30% increase in browser performance overall meaning faster page loading times, faster browser interactivity, faster javascript performance while a the same time reducing load on your device’s CPU which means BETTER BATTERY LIFE!

New F12 Developer Tools:   Internet Explorer 11 supports the latest standards and frameworks actively used by Web developers. Brand new F12 tools in IE 11 enable iterative, visual debugging and tuning of Web sites.

Hardware accelerated 3D Web graphics capability: Internet Explorer 11 harnesses the power of your devices on board Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) enhancing your 3D experience where possible.

Enable professional-quality video experiences on the Web. IE11 enables HTML5 video without plugins. IE11 supports the latest standards for closed captioning, streaming that adapts to available network bandwidth, and rights management.

101 IT will carryout upgrades to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 for all our supported clients.