internet explorer dev 640x288Heads up developers, we know that Internet Explorer isn’t exactly the most beloved browser available in the market today, but at the same time Microsoft has made steps and changes that will alter our perception of that, and one of the things Microsoft has done recently is when they announced a developer version of the browser.

Yup, you read that right, developers and enthusiasts who are interested in seeing the latest features Microsoft has planned for Internet Explorer can check out the developer version of the browser. Dubbed Internet Explorer Developer Channel, it can be installed on computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8, no love for Windows XP or Vista, it seems.

Like we said, the Developer Channel version will give users access to features Microsoft plans on rolling out to mainstream users in the future, so in some way these features could be thought of as betas. One of the features Microsoft will be introducing with the first Developer Channel release would be support for Xbox controllers within the browser itself.

What this means is that developers will be able to create games or web apps within the browser that will allow gamers to use their Xbox controller, as opposed to the keyboard and mouse which is more or less the standard for web-based games these days. If you’d like to learn more, you can head on over to Microsoft’s blog for the details.

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