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Windows Thread, Internet Explorer 8 in Technical; Well today is IE8's Launch Day, who's gonna dive in and deploy it Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8: ...
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    Internet Explorer 8


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    Likely to me made part of my images for deployment this summer.

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    Whilst the browser itself has been released, it doesn't look like they've got the administration kit to release stage yet - still RC1.

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    Won't be deploying it for at least a few months. Lets just see what it breaks first and any other quirks it may produce. I am hopeful however that the IE7 to IE8 route will definitely be smoother than IE6 to IE7.

    I also believe IE8 can be slipstreamed into Windows Vista for new deployments. Not sure about Windows XP or 2003.

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    Link's dead. Anyone actually found the download?

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    Not released until 4pm (12pm EDT) today.

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    Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page is where I got it from. Although it now seems to have reverted to the RC1... ie. I think it was actually the RC1 that I downloaded, but the page didn't mention it, but now does say RC1 again.

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    According to the release it's not available until 12.00 EDT, which I'm guessing is about 16.00 UK time.

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    compatabilty mode

    Whats all the compatabilty mode !

    Internet Explorer 8: Videos

    How does ie know the web site is for older ie versions. ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryaneveritt View Post
    How does ie know the web site is for older ie versions. ??
    Seems to be 'standards compliant' by default, and broken websites can add a meta tag to tell IE8 to run in 'IE7 Standards mode'.

    To quote blogs.msdn.com
    "Now, IE8 will show pages requesting “Standards” mode in IE8’s Standards mode. Developers who want their pages shown using IE8’s “IE7 Standards mode” will need to request that explicitly (using the http header/meta tag approach described here). "
    Last edited by Tricks; 19th March 2009 at 01:10 PM.

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    Damn, and I just rebuilt my main Vista image yesterday

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    Just this second installed it, waits for the crashes

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    The IE8 Administraton Kit is avalible from here:
    Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8, IEAK 8, Download and Release Documentation | TechNet

    This allows you to make it into a customized MSI that can be easily deployed through AD with all nessisary settings and also bundle stuff like search providers and custom plugins with it.

    Edit: Just installed it now and it is much faster, loads up edugeek much quicker also eliminating almost all of the aditional waiting that was generated by using IE at the end of the internet.

    Edit2: Tab groups are good
    Last edited by SYNACK; 19th March 2009 at 06:09 PM.

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