IE8 Beta 2 Available


IE8 Beta 2 is available today for public download from (for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. In addition to English, IE8 Beta 2 is available in Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), and German. Additional languages will be available soon.

While Beta 1 was for developers, we think that anyone who browses or works on the web will enjoy IE8 Beta 2. We focused our work around three themes:

  1. everyday browsing (the things that real people do all the time)
  2. safety (the term most people use for what we’ve called ‘trustworthy’ in previous posts)
  3. the platform (the focus of Beta 1, how developers around the world will build the next billion web pages and the next waves of great services). 

For more information:

  1. visit the IE Blog
  2. on how to get your customers ready, visit the Partner Portal for steps to implement the required updates
  3. on how to update your site and your customer's sites by using the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility tag, visit the compatibility knowledge base article for step-by-step instructions
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