Yep, you’ve read right. Microsoft is on a move, reversing policies and breaking traditions left and right. The latest news: Microsoft will pay hackers to find bugs in their software
IE11 Arrives Alongside 8.1
Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft’s upcoming IE update that will be released alongside Windows 8.1
“IE11 builds on the advancements in IE10 and is the only browser that is built for touch.”
Look like Microsoft is quite serious about improving Windows 8 and making it the best touch-friendly OS ever made. Windows 8 is already pretty awesome, I deployed it on all my machines due to significant performance boosts and have never looked back since.
Microsoft goes on to say that IE11 will have even better load times
IE11 will offer even better touch performance, faster page load times and several other new features we think you will enjoy.
For the first time in years I’m really excited about the new Internet Explorer version. Microsoft is currently making some bold moves and I expect a completely revamped IE that can easily compete with the incredibly lite-weight Chrome browser.
Let’s take a look at what Microsoft is up to. Recap:
- Microsoft is opening more stores in the US than ever before
- Microsoft reportedly will invest 1 billion into the Xbox ecosystem
- Microsoft reverses policies on Used games and 24h sign-on
- Outlook coming to Windows 8 RT
All in all, Microsoft’s new strategy is very impressive and CEO Steve Ballmer is doing an awesome job right now, prepping Microsoft for years to come to compete with companies like Amazon, Apple and Google
For me as a tech-enthusiast this is exciting news, because increased competition is a win-win situation. Consumers will get more innovative, faster and reliable products and the big companies bring in more cash for their shareholders.