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Get a cooler, faster, safer web experience: Download Internet Explorer 9 today!

Gurgaon, Haryana, March 24 -- Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. today announced its latest browser Internet Explorer 9 for consumers in India. Unveiled at TechEd India 2011, Internet Explorer 9 enables a richer, more immersive web experience by enriching consumers' of thewebsites thatthey love to visit. Using full capabilities of Windows and hardware, Internet Explorer 9 enables a Web that is faster, cleaner and more trusted by default. To download Internet Explorer 9 today, consumers can log on to www.beautyoftheweb.in .

Indian websites offer a 'never before' beautiful web experience with Internet Explorer 9:

SnapDeal will update its users about the latest deals as they happen with the Dynamic Jumplists feature in Internet Explorer 9

Flipkart will provide'Next Generation Shopping Experience' to users with HTML5 feature of Internet Explorer 9

BookMyShow is making the entire booking experience easier for users by integrating Pinning and Jumplist features of Internet Explorer 9

PhotoVault is offering an immersive & differentiated photo search & viewing experience on Internet Explorer 9 by leveraging the power of HTML5 (CSS 3 & SVG) feature in Internet Explorer 9

In India, Microsoft has partnered with 29 of the most popular websites, including BookMyShow, ESPNCricinfo, Flipkart, Kotak Bank, PhotoVault, Naukri, Rediff SongBuzz, Reliance Global Call, Sameer Belvalkar's FrozenFrames.com, Sify,SnapDeal, and Zapak Games, to leverage the power of the whole PC and light up the online experience. Globally, Microsoft has partnered with over 250 top websites and global brands that have created new experiences to show off the capabilities of Internet Explorer 9. These partners include top social networks worldwide like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, top commerce sites like Amazon & eBbay and top news sites like CNN, Wall Street Journal and USAToday, to name a few. The collective reach is over one billion visitors or about two thirds of the active people on the Web!

Announcing the availability, Hemant Sachdev, Joint Managing Director, Microsoft India said,"Our approach with Internet Explorer 9 was not only to create a 'speed and feed machine' but to also create a browser that would bring back the focus to the sites our consumers love to visit. With its clean and minimalist look, Internet Explorer 9 is site-centric rather than browser centric. Consumers too are appreciating our approach to this browser - Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.3 million times in just 24 hours of its global launch, and has already gained more than 2 percent usage on Windows 7."

Internet Explorer 9 enables consumers to get to their online destination faster and with a richer, safer and a highly enjoyable experience. Microsoft has re-engineered Internet Explorer 9 to fully harness computing power in a way that has never been done before. Internet Explorer 9 makes the web feel fast and clean makes websites feel more like native applications on Windows with features including:

One-Box: Incorporates search capabilities into the address bar directly. Internet Explorer 9 maintains the privacy of the keystrokes entered into One Box

Tear-off tabs: When users need to use more than one website to accomplish a task, this feature helps with the side-by side comparison (using Aero Snap feature in Windows 7)

Integrated Windows 7 navigation: Web navigation is easier in Internet Explorer 9 with features that are integrated with Windows 7 navigation, such as Pinned sites, Jump Lists, Aero(R) Snap, tear-off tabs, and thumbnail controls. This allows users to get to their favorite sites and content quickly and carry out common tasks for each site right from the Windows 7 jump list

Full Hardware Acceleration: Leverages the PCs Graphical Processor Unit (GPU) to enable full hardware acceleration for a richer, immersive web experience

Add-on performance advisor: Notifies users when add-ons are slowing down their browsing session

Download Manager: Allows hassle-free downloads by allowing users to view and track the progress of all downloads from one central location

Tracking Protection: Providesusers with an added level of control and choice about the information that the users want to reveal about their online activities

SmartScreen Application Reputation: An intelligence system, can distinguish between reputable downloads (specific files or digital signature) and those that were more likely to be malicious. As a result, 95% of previously undetected malware is deleted by users when presented with the App Rep warning.

For more information on Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, visit www.microsoft.com/ie or www.beautyoftheweb.in

Notes to Editor

About Microsoft India

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in 13 cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

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