As we reported earlier this week, Microsoft has launched the beta version of Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft is clearly excited about how their search engine, Microsoft Bing, can take advantage of some of its new HTML5 capabilities. At this point, it looks like these new enhancements will be largely aesthetic.
The Bing homepage will look very cool using Internet Explorer 9. It utilizes HTML5 to replace the traditional Bing homepage image with a video or image that you can zoom in and out of.
The integrated Bing/IE 9 also offers smooth transitions from screen to screen, as you search. Image, text and video previews are bigger and bolder. And Bing’s IE9 “jump list” integrates Bing search categories directly from the Windows 7 taskbar.
Bing users should be able to preview these Internet Explorer 9 features later this month.