So after using IE8 for a while now, there are a few things that are useful for people to keep in mind. First, there are a lot of changes in IE8. I am really excited about some of them, such as WebSlices. They give you the ability to subscribe to just a part of a page, like an RSS feed, but just for a part of a page. There is a really good discussion about this here.
To give you an example, if you are looking at this blog with IE8, the list below is a WebSlice. I will update this with new articles around IE8 as time goes on.
Along with the new features, there are some issues that some existing sites may have with IE8. If you are a consumer looking at a page that has an issue, you can click on the IE7 Emulation button and you should be able to see the site like you were browsing it in Internet Explorer 7. If it is your site and you want it to work in IE7 mode, one way you can enable this is to set a meta tag on your page. The meta tag looks like:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />
This will make your page work like it did in IE7.
I will try to post some more thoughts around IE8 and my experiences around it. I'd like to hear your thoughts if you are using it.