Since starting at Microsoft, I’ve been regularly approached by developers who want answers to the future of Internet Explorer and I totally get it. They’re genuinely interested in what they’ll need to think about when building future web applications and want a heads up. The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 2 has done a lot to get us more info and that’s a great start.
The hard part for me is that I don’t work with the IE team. I’m part of a different team in a different organization and on top of that, I’m a remote employee. So getting opportunities to chat with the brains behind IE are hard to come by.
But I’m VERY interested in what’s happening with IE because as a web developer, I also want the heads up so I can plan accordingly. And as the client-web community PM at Microsoft, I want to do my best to help you guys get solid information that will make building web applications much easier.
So I’d like to ask you, the community, a direct question:
What Would You Ask the IE9 Team if you had the Chance?
I want to know what’s on your mind, whether it’s CSS transforms or HTML5 Geolocation support or offline storage (anything), so I can understand what’s important to the community and try to get that feedback back to the IE team.
Now, let me make something extremely clear.
I am making absolutely no guarantee that I will even be able to get time with the IE team or that I will be able to provide any type of feedback.
I’m very new to Microsoft and I’m still learning the ropes, but I’m willing to give it a try and help lend a voice to the developer community.
So please post your questions in the comment section of this post. Please keep it constructive. Any flame bait will get trashed immediately.