TechNet MSDN Technology Summit – Internet Explorer 8

Do you go online? I believe nowadays almost everybody does. An Internet browser is a must for every net surfer and I think Internet Explorer 8 is considered the best browser for all the net surfers. As it has introduced the ease of browsing in just few clicks away from your destination. What a great invention from Microsoft.


Internet Explorer 8 has taken the web experience beyond the page for quicker and more reliable for browsing with peace of mind.

Visual Search

The user can actually reach beyond the page by getting things done without navigating to other websites by using the Visual Search. IE8 has also improved the performance as in right when you start the browser, you will realize that pages open and load faster than ever. And, with powerful new features like Accelerators and Web Slices, Internet Explorer 8 gives you the ability to get more done in less time.

Smart Address Bar

IE8 has implemented a smarter address bar for users. Internet Explorer 8 helps you find where you want to go as you type the address of your desired website. By using Windows Search for faster performance and a richer return of information, the Smart Address Bar offers useful suggestions from your browsing history, favorites, and feeds. Type single words into the Smart Address Bar, and they will be matched to simple domain names, making web surfing fast and efficient.

Find On Page

Searching for a keyword or phrase on a webpage is easier than ever. Just type ctrl+F and type the word that you want to search in the search bar. The text that you have typed in the search bar will be highlighted in the page that you are browsing.

Tabbed Browsing

Tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 8 just keeps getting better. The New Tab page loads quickly and lets you engage with a host of new features, such as opening previously closed tabs, or beginning an InPrivate session.

Tab Grouping

Tab Grouping makes it easier to stay organized while browsing multiple webpages. Tabs that are related now have the same visual representation, and you can save time by closing a set of related tabs as a group. You also can right-click on a tab to close tab groups, ungroup a single tab, or clone a tab.

Improved Zoom

With enhanced resolution and readability, Zoom allows for automatic scaling of a page’s content while maintaining the site’s intended layout. You can read very large or very small pages more clearly without having to scroll back and forth.


Now you can get more tasks done more quickly on the web. Accelerators provide instant access to information like maps, web searches, translations, email, blogging, and more. Simply highlight a word or phrase on a page and discover a faster way to get the information you need.

In addition, there are add ons available for the new version of IE and they can be found here.

One thing that I personally like about the new Internet Explorer 8 is that the Accelator function. It is really convenient for me to navigate through the provided functions which are “Map with live search” and “Translate with live search”. These two functions are my favourite and they are really convenient to me as there are no other browsers provide this function. As a result, Internet Explorer 8 is my first choice of broswers among all the other browsers. The picture below is captured when I was using the functions.


Thank Microsoft for such a great invention! Microsoft you rock!

The above information are all retrieved from here.


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