Internet Explorer 9 has now been released, it is only being released for:
- Windows Vista 32bit
- Windows Vista 64bit
- Windows 7 32 bit
- Windows 7 64bit
- Windows Server 2008 32bit
- Windows Server 2008 64bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit
Life Hacker has a great tour of the Best new Features of Internet Exploer 9.
Details can be found on the Internet Explorer page at Microsoft.com
Microsoft has released out of it’s standard cycle a patch to fix the much publicise flaw in Internet Explorer. If you are a person who insists on using Internet Explorer then it’s critically important that you patch your system. This vulnerability effects Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 6 SP1, 7, and 8 running on Windows 2000 SP4; Windows XP SP2 and SP3; Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2; Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2; and Windows 7.
Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8 to the public. A full set of the new features can be found on the Microsoft site.
You can download a copy now.
According to Neowin Internet Explorer 8 will be released on March 20th, this is based on a Taipei Times report stating that their local version would be released. Other predictions have indicated that the release may be on the 16th March.
Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 is now available so I expect it will be a few months, probably March, and we will see a full release.
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 for Windows XP
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 for Windows Server 2003 SP2 64-bit Edition or Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition and Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition
- Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 for Windows Server 2003 SP2
Microsoft has made released a beta version of Internet Explorer 8, this version has been put out to allow Web Developers and Designers alike to have a look at some of the new features.
I would not recommend this to the general user however as it’s likely to be buggy.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 (Developer Preview)
If anyone cares about Internet Explorer any more you will find that today is a day that will live in infamy.
Just to let everyone know there is an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer that is currently being actively exploited. This exploit leverages Vector Mark-up Language in Internet Explorer, and is remotely exploitable requiring no user interaction other than for them to browse a page.
Another good reason to switch to Firefox
Microsoft has indicated in it’s Internet Explorer development blog that it will be pushing Internet Explorer 7 as a new update via Automatic Update. This is both good and bad, I’ll leave that up to you. Personally I feel that this will be for the best as the majority of users will be ignorant of the fact that a new version is coming and is on the way. But this does pose some big questions, how will those people adapt with the plethora of now features.