Except, is isn't in any format which makes it easy to roll out in a network environment...
I've just contacted them about network installer versions of this software.
Maybe we all should do that and then they may provide...
The "Instant Favourites" are just .url files in the user's Favorites folder. You can copy these into place using a script or Group Policy Preferences. Same should apply to the CEOP button, whicn is just a special .url file in the user's Favorites\Links folder, though I'm still working on how to get it to activate automatically as simply copying this file into place requires the user to click 'Subscribe' the first time the use it.
The search provider is tricky too, but I've already written an MSI you can deploy via GPO that installs the appropriate registry settings into the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and populates a policy setting to allow you to turn it on. Microsoft normally recommend you write your own ADM template for this, but frankly, that's a pain in the posterior. Use the MSI and all you then have to do is enable the following already-existing GP setting:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Add a specific list of search providers to the userís search provider list
As usual, use at your own risk YMMV, but it works for me.
Unfortunately some of us are still stuck on IE7 thanks to ePortal compatibility... :(
I don't have a thanks button in this thread so:
@The Angry Technician
I just know that if ever anything broke in ePortal, IE8 would likely be blamed and we'd get no support until we downgraded again :/
++rep to TheLibrarian :)
RM also don't officially support IE8 yet AFAIK, as it's still in 'Field Trial' on both CC3 and CC4. I haven't dared update in case it breaks the web-based management console, as I can't be bothered having a fight with RM about why it that shouldn't even be possible.
The search provider works in IE7, however, albeit without search suggestions.