Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Software & Resources

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
 
 
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DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
 
    • 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:
 
StoringProfile.zip — In this sample we will use cookies to store the user profile in the website, and retrieve later the same information from within the Web Slice.
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.  

 
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About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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2 Responses to Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Software & Resources

  1. Ryan says:

    great blog

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