Posting on the Internet Explorer blog, Microsoft's Senior Director for Internet Explorer has just confirmed a March 14 release of IE9. It will be released at 9pm Pacific Time to coincide with a Beauty of the Web party being held at SXSW.
It sounds like the party will be pretty wild, with live music from Yeasayer, the Head and the Heart, and Fences. We're told that over 1,500 people will be attending (but unfortunately Download Squad can't make it).
There's a fun video of Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, the Corporate Vice President for Internet Explorer, discussing the browser's upcoming release after the break.
If you haven't read our IE9 guide yet, you now only have five days before the final build is released, so hurry up!