Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Screencast: More Reliable and Interoperable Browsing

Okay this is the last screencast in this quick 3 part series I hoped you enjoyed all 3 screencasts and let me know what you think.

For the last but not least part I wanted to talk briefly about the new improvements in reliability and compatibly inside IE8.  While IE8 displays content in its most standards compliant way by default as part of Microsoft’s commitment to Interoperability, there is also a built-in compatibility model that allows for content to be displayed like it did in IE7. Since March, 2008, we have been proactively reaching out to site developers and content publishers worldwide, providing education and resources about this model.  In my previous post I did talk a lot about browser interop (ScreenCast: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 part 1: Interop Goodies), and how even in beta 1 how we had the emulate IE7 mode to help facilitate compatibility.  In beta 2 we now have a new option called compatibility view, and you no longer have to restart the browser for it to the page to render in compatibility mode.  Additionally different tabs can render differently Ultimately we still recommend that you modify the web site or server with the meta tag (click here to learn more:  Defining Document Compatibility)

I also talk about a couple of reliability features, like crash recovery and toolbar removal, very cool stuff, so check out the screencast here:



Windows Media Player Version: Internet Explorer 8 More Reliable 

To view the other parts:

To full the full demo all combined (about 45 minutes): IE Full Screencast

To learn more more and to download Internet Explorer 8 please visit:

(Note: IE 8 is supported on Windows XP SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Server 2008, Vista RTM & Vista SP1.)

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, it is here . There are significant security features and improvements in this release. Matt has

  2. Anonymous says:

    You want to check out the latest and greatest version of Internet Explorer?  I know you do. So click

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you didn’t hear, we released Beta 2 of IE8 yesterday. It’s free, go download it. I did, wow what a

  4. Anonymous says:

    My friend Matt Hester is passionate about technology and the way it changes peoples lives for the better. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    Last week I installed Internet Explorer 8 and I like the new features like the accelerators. Let 

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