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Update about plans for Internet Explorer 8

November 19th 2008 in Uncategorized

image This announcement was posted to the IE Team Blog a short while ago:

“We will release one more public update of IE8 in the first quarter of 2009, and then follow that up with the final release. Our next public release of IE (typically called a “release candidate”) indicates the end of the beta period. We want the technical community of people and organizations interested in web browsers to take this update as a strong signal that IE8 is effectively complete and done. They should expect the final product to behave as this update does. We want them to test their sites and services with IE8, make any changes they feel are necessary for the best possible customer experience using IE8, and report any critical issues (e.g., issues impacting robustness, security, backwards compatibility, or completeness with respect to planned standards work). Our plan is to deliver the final product after listening for feedback about critical issues.

We will be very selective about what changes we make between the next update and final release. We will act on the most critical issues. We will be super clear about product changes we make between the update and the final release.

The call to action now for the technical community is to download beta 2 (if you haven’t already) and let us know about your experience. Next, please prepare for final testing with public update so you can let us know – quickly, loudly, and clearly – if you find absolutely critical issues with it before the release of the final product.

Cite: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/11/19/ie8-what-s-after-beta-2.aspx


Where to report problems:

The newsgroups:

Report a web page problem:

The IE8 Beta Feedback web site (you will need to log in):

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“Update about plans for Internet Explorer 8”


I’ve had loads of problems with the IE8 beta, including plenty of crashes with some types of address bar interaction. I’m really surprised there are such big holes in a beta at this stage.

Hopefully the first RC release will improve greatly, as there are some good features in there.

Yep, yet another quality assurance/security procedure breakdown. Via Cyberinsecure:http://cyberinsecure.com/software-package-supplied-by-lenovo-contained-malware/ And ZDNET:http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2203 “The malicious file was identified by Microsoft as Win32/Meredrop, a Trojan dropper that is used to install and execute multiple malicious executables on an infected computer. Other anti-virus vendors are detecting the threat as a virus or a porn dialer.”

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