Microsoft didn’t announce they were supporting <canvas> element; however, they did say all about Internet Explorer 9 during the wraps off Preview release. AMD really applauds it because it’ll take advantage of our hardware. There’re some interesting characteristics of IE9 that;ll help propel web development forward and provide consumers and businesses alike with faster, richer, and more pleasing web experiences. Here’re two interesting quotes:
“The <canvas> element will be accelerated on the GPU via Direct2D and will enable hardware accelerated rendering contexts for application development, improving visual display, reducing CPU usage, and improving power usage.
AMD is working with multiple teams at Microsoft to ensure that technologies such as IE and Silverlight continue to move the PC platform forward.”