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”.
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:
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.