IE9 planned for mid-March 2011

Internet Explorer 9 is nearing completion. The IE team announced a big event for 14 March, 2011, celebrating the “beauty of the web.” This is what an invitation in the official Exploring IE blog says. The invitation is directed to journalists and bloggers. Ryan Gavin, Senior Director, Internet Explorer Business and Marketing, says:

On Monday, March 14th at SXSW, we’ll be celebrating the developers and designers who are making that beautiful web a reality. If you’re coming to SXSW, join us for free drinks and live music from Yeasayer, the Head and the Heart, and Fences at Austin City Limits Live. It’s a party you won’t want to miss.

As the Release Candidate of the new Windows web browser has been published recently, this lets you imagine that IE9 Final is going to be around this date as well. For European users, it is on 15 March, remember.