Hot off the presses, or in this case the IE8 Team Blog, is the announcement that IE8 RC1 has been released and is ready to download! The IE8 team has focused on three major areas with the work put into IE8, consumers, IT Pros and developers and each has their own set of wants and needs.
To be honest, at times the web scares me. While I don’t manage a companies network, I am still concerned about security. I’d say it is my number one concern with anything on the web. It is why I paid $5 for a PayPal security token, why I use InPrivate Mode to do my online banking and why I am careful with where I surf. I’ve shared that information with everyone I know and always get a smile when my wife calls me asking what to do when a pop up pops up!
While I can appreciate the tools available to control IE from installation with the IEAK to the management via new group policy options, it is things like the phishing filter, clickjacking prevention and continued support for EV-SSL certificates that I personally care about. I do love the new UI, am addicted to Accelerators and have even started using Web Slices to monitor eBay auctions, I do so feeling a little safer now!
So start downloading the latest RC1 for IE8 and testing out the new features and surf safe! And while you are at it, let me know what your concerns are about the web, browsers and security!