The wait is over Microsoft has finally released its upcoming Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for public download. The new IE 8 comes with a improved phishing filter and has a redesigned favorites bar, Other features that you will be able to see in the latest IE installment are :
Activities are contextual services to quickly access a service from any webpage. Users typically copy and paste from one webpage to another. Internet Explorer 8 Activities make this common pattern easier to do.
This is similar service like the popular firefox plugin Hyperwords( a little bit) .
WebSlices behave just like feeds where clients can subscribe to get updates and notify the user of changes.
In Internet Explorer 7, the Links bar provided users with one-click access to their favorite sites. The Links bar has undergone a complete makeover for Internet Explorer 8. It has been renamed the Favorites bar to enable users to associate this bar as a place to put and easily access all their favorite web content such as links, feeds, WebSlices and even Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
Automatic Crash Recovery (ACR) is a feature of Windows IE 8 that can help to prevent the loss of work and productivity in the unlikely event of the browser crashing or hanging. The ACR feature takes advantage of the Loosely-Coupled Internet Explorer feature to provide new crash recovery capabilities, such as tab recovery, which will minimize interruptions to users’ browsing sessions.
Internet Explorer 7 introduced the Phishing Filter, a feature which helps warn users when they visit a Phishing site. Phishing sites spoof a trusted legitimate site, with the goal of stealing the user’s personal or financial information. For Internet Explorer 8, we are building on the success of the Phishing Filter with a more comprehensive feature called the “Safety Filter.”
If you are blogger make sure your website is opening fine in IE 8.(I ve yet to try it)
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