Internet Explorer 8


Last week I installed Internet Explorer 8 and I like the new features like the accelerators. Let  me give you an example, now if you select a word that you want to search, you do a copy of that word and then paste it into the search input box. With the accelerators in IE8 you get the accelerator icon where you can then select which accelerator you want to use, in this case it’s the “Live Search”.

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The good thing about the accelerators is that the community can write their own accelerators. One of my colleagues Tim Heuer wrote a TinyUrl accelerator, according to him it took  less then 5 min to create this accelerator.  (TinyUrl Accelerator)

Next to that there some more improvements that I really like:

Web Slices: Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores.

Search suggestions: Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.

Also watch the following three screencasts to learn more about IE8:

Faster - http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2008/08/27/internet-explorer-8-beta-2-screencast-faster-and-easier-browsing.aspx

Secure - http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2008/08/27/internet-explorer-8-beta-2-screencast-more-secure-and-private-browsing.aspx

Reliable - http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2008/08/27/internet-explorer-8-beta-2-screencast-more-reliable-and-interoperable-browsing.aspx

Download IE8 Beta 2

We released the Internet Explorer 8 Admin kit Beta (IEAK) which is a tool that make it easy for you yo deploy IE8 and customize the package.

Download IEAK 8 Beta

IEAK Documentation

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Comments (1)

  1. Lee Lorenzen says:

    <strong>KallOut Brings IE 8 Accelerators and More to All Office Apps, IE, Firefox, Adobe Reader and Google Chrome (in the next

    release)</strong>

    If you think you might like the IE 8 Accelerators feature, you will absolutely LOVE KallOut.

    As shown on http://kallout.com/product_tour.html, KallOut offers many more accelerator pages and it offers them in floating palettes

    that work for selections that you do inside any of the following apps:

    1. IE 6, 7, 8

    2. Firefox 2, 3

    3. Microsoft Office Apps: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Notepad, WordPad

    4. Microsoft Outlook

    5. Adobe Reader

    We are also in the midst of adding support for Google Chrome in our next release.

    This means that just about every major Windows app (with Mac Apps coming soon) supports a suite of Best-of-Breed Content Providers in a

    dynamic, context-sensitive, BestGuess Menu that suggests the ideal KallOut not just those showing Microsoft products.

    Clearly, KallOut’s shipping product is superior to this initial entry from Microsoft in the Selection-based Search category.

    Please try it out and let us know what you think.

    Thanks,

    Lee Lorenzen

    CEO, KallOut — a new way to search using only your mouse

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