Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is OUT!

Yesterday (5 Mar 08), the Microsoft Internet Explorer Team announced the availability of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1. You can download the beta from here.

What’s new?

  • Activities – contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any  Eg: Highlight and right click on a particular phrase (maybe the name of restaurant) on a web page and IE will show the location of that place on the context menu.
  • Support for HTML5
  • WebSlices – expose portions of their page that users can subscribe to and bring that content with them on their links bar wherever they are on the web. Users receive update notifications when the content changes.
  • On-going improvements in general performance and security
  • In-built IE developer tools

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