Internet Explorer 8 is Microsoft’s latest version of the familiar web browser you are most comfortable using, helping you get everything you want from the web faster, easier, more privately and securely than ever before. . .
Faster – Internet Explorer 8 is more responsive with new pages and tabs, opening up fast and reliably. You can now get to the information you care about most, in fewer steps; one click access to your webmail, favorite news sites or other online services.
Easier – Reduce the steps to accomplish many common tasks, and automate your access to real time information updates. You can keep track of your favorite sports team, news, weather with a single click.
More Private – Helps protect your privacy and confidential information where ever you go on the web.
More Secure – Helps protect and stop malicious software from reaching your PC, and makes it easier to detect when a website is an imposter.
Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image – VPC Hard Disk Image for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista. (NOTE: The Windows XP VPC image expires April 30, 2009, the Windows Vista VPC image expires 120 days after first run)QUICK FEATURE VIDEOS ~1 Minute
- Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Internet Explorer 8 spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Internet Explorer 8 & Windows 7.
- Increasing Your Organization’s Security and Privacy with Internet Explorer 8 – This paper provides an overview of the emerging threat types and how Internet Explorer 8’s new security features help protect against them.
- Internet Explorer 8 Desktop Security Guide examines some of these new features and settings that you can modify to provide a more "locked down" security configuration. This white paper is structured to provide a description and review of the settings and features the paper discusses. Microsoft recommendations for enhancing the default security settings in some common deployment scenarios are also provided.
- Internet Explorer 8 Standards Documentation provides information about certain final approved web standards supported by Internet Explorer.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 highlights ways that Internet Explorer 8 makes browsing faster, easier, and safer than earlier versions of Internet Explorer.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8: Compatibility View List consists of a list of sites that are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View in Windows Internet Explorer 8. (Support: MSDN)
- Windows Internet Explorer 8: Frequently Asked Questions answers questions about using Windows Internet Explorer 8.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8: FAQ for Business – This FAQ answers common enterprise customer questions about Windows Internet Explorer 8.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8: Technology Overview for Enterprise and IT Pros – Learn more about the new technology and developer features in Windows Internet Explorer 8, giving you more information and examples on how to create rich user experiences and make sure your Web sites are ready for Windows Internet Explorer 8.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 RC 1 Technology Overview for Developers – FAQ answers common enterprise questions for developers
- Windows Internet Explorer 8: Walkthrough step-by-step instructions in this walkthrough provide a brief tour of the new search features in Windows Internet Explorer 8.
- Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Internet Explorer 8 spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Internet Explorer 8. The policy settings included in this spreadsheet cover Internet Explorer 5, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8. These files are used to expose policy settings when you edit Group Policy objects (GPOs) using Group Policy Object Editor (also known as GPEdit).
- Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 simplifies the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer 8 packages. IEAK 8 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 8 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 8 deployment.
- Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide documents the options and processes involved in deploying Internet Explorer 8 to users’ computers that are running Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 in a network environment.
- Security Baselines Beta for Windows 7 & Internet Explorer 8 provides recommendations to help you plan, deploy, and monitor the security of Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.
- Techniques for Preinstalling Windows Internet Explorer 8 whitepaper provides information and instructions necessary for IT Professionals to preinstall the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Internet browser, as well as any additional Internet components on earlier operating systems that are supported. Also, this document provides a list of unattend settings that can be used to automate configuration and deployment of Internet Explorer 8.
- Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8 enables IT Administrators to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites. (Support: MSDN)ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
INTERNET EXPLORER 8 ADD-ONS:
- ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS:
FormsAuthentication.zip — In this sample we use ASP.Net Membership to store in a secure way (using cookies) the user credentials. For the sake of this demo, we will use an e-mail scenario where the user needs to authenticate with the web server in order to see his emails.
HttpsDigestAuth.zip — In this demo we show you how to secure a Web site using HTTPS + Digest authentication. The same process is valid when using HTTPS + Basic or HTTP + Digest authentication.
- eBay Sidebar – the first Internet Explorer sidebar that utilizes Silverlight! (MSDN Recommended)
- Internet Explorer 8 Application Compatibility VPC Image – VPC Hard Disk Images for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
- Internet Explorer 8 Language Packs for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 install language specific resource files, allowing users to view the user interface (UI) of Internet Explorer 8 in a different supported language.
- IE Password Remember Tool helps manager (remember & forget) your web form’s passwords. (From MSDN)
- IE Zone Comparer – GUI program to graphically display and compare two collections of IE security zone settings (policies or preferences for each of the security zones), highlighting settings that differ between the collections. Useful for seeing what settings are in effect (on a locked down system, the Security tab of the IE Properties dialog is mostly disabled), for comparing differences between zones, and more. (From TechNet)
- Mouse Gestures Add-in provides Opera-like Mouse Gestures to Internet Explorer. (MSDN Recommended)
- Set IE as Default Browser – Batch File from MSDN.
- Social Web Experience Toolbar analyzes Web pages and finds related content from your social networks. Your friends’ recent status updates and messages, favorite movies, interests, and other profile information are shown when its related to what you’re seeing on the Web.
- A Brief History of the Web – Remembering the Web