Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is out

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is now available for download. I started using it this morning and have been impressed with the speed. It has a whole lot of new features including Compatibility View (handy for those sites designed for older browsers), Web Slices, Search Suggestions, Accelerators to name a few.


It has some Security changes which include the SmartScreen Filter, Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Filter, Domain Highlighting and Data Execution Prevention.

One feature I like is the Live Maps Accelerator. You select a address on a page and right click to select the ‘Search with Live Maps’ to see the Map on the same page. I used this to check the location of a restaurant I was checking out.


Some important Technical Resources are:
How to get your site ready for Internet Explorer 8
The IE8 Beta 2 Technology Overview for the Enterprise - provides a great overview of all the new features in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 and is written for IT Professionals and other technical users.
The IE8 Beta 2 FAQ for Businesses - answers common questions from IT Decision Makers and IT Professionals about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2.
Slipstreaming IE8 into Vista and Server 2008 images - If you manage the desktop images for your organization, slipstream saves you time by simplifying the task of adding Internet Explorer 8 and any IE updates.

Dont forget to subscribe to the Internet Explorer 8 blog for more updates.

Do you still remember using Internet Explorer 1? I love the headline “Microsoft Welcomes You To The Internet!”

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I still remember the first version on Netscape (the one with the big N going in and out…) and Spry Mosiac…. am I showing my age now?

    Bring back Pine Mail and Gopher!


  2. itproaustralia says:

    @dxs thanks for that.  I just tried it worked for me.  What other MS sites?

  3. dxs says:

    Downloaded installed all working fine unitl i tried to go to then it crashed. Tried other microsoft websites same problem. tried google works fine. Anyway unistalled back to ie7

  4. Peter says:

    Works OK or me as well. I wonder if it’s a problem with additional add-ons. I run pretty much box stock IE and all seems good so far.

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