IE8 Web Slice Analytics

Now that you’ve developed and deployed that cool new IE8 Web slice – how do you measure the incremental traffic and visitors that the add-on helps to drive?  The only way to track installs on your site is via a control that your developer places on the page (like a clickable image or button, where…

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The IE6–IE8 Technet Webcast Upgrade Series

Need some help on migrating your users from IE6 to IE8?  Check-out this new series of Technet Webcasts that will walk you through the process and help make the task much less daunting: Here are links to the registration for each session: 6/3/2010 10:00 AM – TechNet Webcast: The Enterprise Value Proposition in Upgrading to…

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Expanded View of IE8 Accelerators

Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites to get things done. Simply highlight text from any webpage, and then click on the blue Accelerator icon that appears above your selection to obtain driving directions, translate and define words, email content to others, search with…

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Customizing Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7

IE 8 comes with Windows 7. Organizations who are interested to customize IE 8 as companies like eBay, Yahoo and Google did don’t have to look too far; the solution is the Internet Explorer Administration Kit, which is freely available at Microsoft Technet. Internet Explorer Administration Kit provides administrators with powerful, easy-to-use options designed to…

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Tab Isolation in Internet Explorer 8

Ever wonder what Tab isolation is really all about and and how it can help protect you from browser crashes? Tab isolation is a way to improve a browser’s reliability by containing the impact of a crash. Depending on how it’s implemented, tab isolation can also help contain some security attacks. There are two different…

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CSS Crunch: new IE Extension for developers

Ever wanted to scan for all the unused CSS rules in an HTML document – and then automatically remove all those that are not used? Cleaning out unused CSS will not only reduce the bandwidth impact, but will also improve the performance of the browser (minimizing the time spent by the CSS engine to parse…

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Announcing the IE8 Innovation Showcase Web Slice

   Looking for an “Innovative” way to stay connected with all the fast-paced  updates on the MSDN Innovation Showcase blog?  Try-out the new Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice for the Innovation Showcase: http://ieaddons.com/en/details/bloggings/Innovation_Showcase/ What’s an IE8  Web Slice? It’s a type of add-on for Internet Explorer 8 browsers that allows savvy web site operators to…

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IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

According to a recent report by NSS Labs Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 outperformed four other Web browsers in protecting against malware spread by social engineering techniques. The main reason why IE 8 beat out the competition — which included Apple Safari 4, Google Chrome 4, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and Opera 10 — appears to be…

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Protecting Users at Internet Scale with IE8

Malware has become the scourge of the Internet, and it’s not just the security experts who are worried—the top story in my morning paper yesterday described how a typical malware attack compromised a financial firm’s network. Current data shows that one out of every 250 downloads is the result of a user being tricked into…

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Internet Explorer 8 For Developers

Looking for a great set of resources to get your developers up-to-speed with all the new features in IE8?  Need to get a jump start on resolving IE6 compatibility issues? Take a look at this blog post  for some great resources to get you on your way – such as Internet Explorer 8’s enhanced developer…

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