Microsoft has released a technology preview of Internet Explorer 9.0, which offers hardware-accelerated HTML 5.0 to speed up access to web pages.
Microsoft chief scientist Ray Ozzie also unveiled "Dallas", a web platform to help software developers discover, pilot and subscribe to commercial data sources in a standard way. These data sources can be used as the basis of new applications.
Microsoft released a software development kit for the Open Data Protocol (OData)to support Dallas. It said it would make it easier for developers to access data from the cloud to create cross-platform web applications.