Following in the footsteps of the competition
If you want to know what the next version of Mozilla's Firefox browser will be like, you can opt for the beta or even Aurora release. The same is true of Google's Chrome browser -- there are different channels, including Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary (the only one that runs parallel to the others without any tweaking). But what about Internet Explorer? Taking a page from the competition, Microsoft today announced the release of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel , a fully functional browser designed to give web developers and early adopters an early look at the web platform and upcoming features.
Like Google's Canary build for Chrome, IE Developer Channel can run independently of IE11, so you can take a test drive into the future without giving up your daily (stable) driver. The Dev build is supposed to have all the same features as IE11 too, and of course new ones that are still being worked on.