Today, the IE team decided to share some of the details of its upcoming release. Chris Wilson posted on the IE blog about the Alpha PNG support and CSS improvements that have already made it into the product. There are a lot of other things that are waiting for their turn to be unveiled, but for now I am sure that the web developer community will welcome this information since these two things were right at the top on feedback coming from all medium. These two were top hitting requests on my own blog when I solicited feedback on features desired in IE.
I am very excited and can't wait for more features to make the limelight and then finally for Beta 1 to get released. A common denominator to all this is definitely security and trustworthy browsing and all these new features are built around these key demands in today's browsers. I hope you all are as excited about this as the entire IE Team (including myself :)) are.
Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks and months!