One of the ways to see IE8’s potential is through the Personalize Button. When IE8 is first installed, this button will appear in the toolbar as below. It is a web slice that highlights one of IE8 gallery partners (which anyone can become a member of). In today’s scheme, a partner is highlighted for the day. The reason that I like this feature because I get to see a different cool add-on each day, and it shows me the interesting ways that folks are thinking of using web slices, accelerators, and search extensions.

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Now, what if you have IE8 but you’ve lost this button? It’s easy. Turns out that the Personalize button is a web slice that is subscribed to http://www.ieaddons.com/en/ie8slice/Default.aspx. Just go to that site (where you’ll see the highlighted partner of the day), click the web slice button in toolbar (or on the page), and install. That’s it.