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    Thanks for the direct links, saved some time..

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    Installed on my home server and home pc already.

    not bad

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    installed it on my laptop here, and will install it on my workstation at work tomorrow. To be honest I only use IE to access hotmail, coz the minefield I use still doesnt work with hotmail.

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    I have to say I like bits of IE8
    WSUS is not getting it thought until mid April.

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    I too (overall) do like IE8 and yes, it is slightly quicker than IE7. I've installed it on my home system and so far so good. Ironically, the only website I found didn't display 100% was a KB article on microsoft.com oh well...

    The only other important thing is the updated intres.adm template. I have found the RC1 version (which appears to be complete), but I cannot find the RTM version (as yet).

    In the meantime I've created some up-to-date Search Provider policies which works with both IE7 and IE8. You can take a look here

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    What are people planning with regards to deployment of this? Other than stability, tab and search improvements I'm struggling to come up with a reason to begin a plan to deploy this when Windows 7 is on the horizon.
    A lot of the improvements would be disabled anyway i.e InPrivate Mode and we'd run it all in IE7 standards mode until the web matures a bit. So our end users wouldn't really see any benefits from it.

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    What are people planning with regards to deployment of this?
    I'd give it a few months. Realistically you could make it a summer project if you routinely re-image machines (so July '09 time frame), but by all means, install it on a few test machines. As yet (as stated in my previous post), I cannot find the RTM intres.adm template which allows you to control new functions within IE8. Without this I wouldn't even consider deploying IE8. The RC1 version appears complete, but knowing Microsoft they may change or add new features in the RTM version.

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    This would be a summer job or later at least. As the old saying goes 'fools rush in'.

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    Wont roll it out here until this time next year.

    Is there a Group Policy pack for IE8 yet?

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    Yes just intres.adm RC1 which you can download. It works fine, but it's not the final version.

    I would wait for the final intres.adm RTM version, which I suspect will be released very shortly

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    IE8 - Over rated!

    I've just deployed this onto a couple of machines to test and gosh is it rubbish.

    I much prefer IE7! Ever since I've installed IE8 i've had problems with the adobe reader opening into a web page and problems with my RSS feeds...

    I really give up.

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    The sugested sites feature is funny, you would think that EG is solely about maths and proxys
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    The sugested sites feature is funny
    Tell me about it. Definitely a feature I am going to switch off

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