Last month, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). Internet Explorer 8 RC1 makes great strides in both features and performance improvements that provideimage faster  day-to-day browsing, and is designed for the way people really use the web. We are excited about this new release and its cool features, functionality, and partner opportunities.

  • Add Value with Web Slices
    Enable users to subscribe to content directly within a page, and monitor information as they browse the Web. IE8 Web Slices make it possible to integrate rich, real-time online services and content.
  • Add Functionality with Accelerators
    Accelerators allow you to enhance selected text on your Web pages, enabling you to map addresses, define words, add blog functionality, and share website data across the Web and e-mail.
  • Enable Quicker Results with Instant Search
    Help customers find the information they need, faster. Users can leverage suggested search terms to help find the data they need—without typing the entire word or phrase. Visual search functionality adds images and graphics to search results.
  • Protect Customers' Critical Data with Built-In Functionality
    Inspire customers’ confidence by helping to reduce risk and protect their IT environments—on premises or hosted—from security and privacy threats. Identify malicious sites and blocks malware downloads.

Internet Explorer 8 “How Do I” Video Series (28 videos)

  • Short “YouTube” style videos around key features/functionality in IE8. Each video covers quick/short overview of the feature (what it does), why you’d use it, how to use it.
  • These videos are designed to help Web developers and designers of all skill levels experience the power of the Web using Internet Explorer 8. New videos are added regularly, so check back often.  RSS feeds can be enabled to keep up to date on the latest new videos.
  • Includes relevant code samples and corresponding fact sheets

Internet Explorer 8 Fact Sheets (28 sheets)

  • PDF “one pagers” that explain key features/functionality in IE8. Includes code samples and can be used both online and offline in print.
  • Corresponding fact sheet for every How Do I Video. These are also in conjunction with the IE8 Demo Site which is meant to allow full demos of functionality, and an environment where customers can “kick the tires” around key features of IE8.  

Internet Explorer 8 Virtual Labs (9 Labs - Coming Soon)

  • Total of 9 Virtual Labs for IT Professionals & Developers. 
  • Includes Application Compatibility, Debugging, and Developer Tool topics.

We encourage you to download IE8 RC1 and if you haven’t already, install the compatibility patch on your own website today. The patch will help ensure that IE8’s advanced technology works with your site.

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