As expected, Microsoft Corp. said today that the beta version of its Internet Explorer 5.0 browser software is now available.
The beta release is intended to allow information technology managers and PC users to try out the software and give it a technology evaluation, providing feedback to Microsoft, the company said.
The 5.0 release is the first time that Microsoft's IntelliSense technologies package has been incorporated into the browser. According to the company, IntelliSense simplifies Internet browsing tasks, allowing easier use of various search engines. The beta version also automates Internet tasks, eliminating the need for multiple mouse clicking and keystrokes.
The beta version is available for free download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ or http://www.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/ The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 5 beta is available at http://ieak.microsoft.com/default.asp/