Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 – An Onsite Opinion

March 26, 2009

In response to yesterday’s post about Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8, Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans received a few email inquiries about the new IE8.

From Onsite’s experience, Internet Explorer 8 includes many performance improvements that contribute to a faster, more-responsive web-browsing experience in the areas that matter most. Internet Explorer 8 starts quickly, loads pages faster, and instantly gets you started on what you want to do next with a new tab page. In addition, the script engine in Internet Explorer 8 is significantly faster than in previous versions, increasing performance for script-intensive processes and AJAX experiences.

Some of the most valued improvements in Internet Explorer 8 change the game for security, introducing refined tools to help protect users from sophisticated threats emerging on the web. Users can browse with greater confidence with Internet Explorer 8’s security innovations:
Per-site and per-user ActiveX® controls help to proactively identify, contain, and prevent code threats

The Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) filter helps protect users by neutralizing the most common form of reflection attacks.

Industry-leading anti-phishing technology in the Safety Filter helps protect users from fraud.

Anti-malware protection in Safety Filter adds an extra layer of security by helping warn users about sites that may be hosting malicious software.

Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 give users ready access to the online services they use every day—from any page they visit. By simply selecting some text and clicking on the blue Accelerators icon, users can see their selected content applied in context to an online service instantly.

For example, a user may be interested in the location of a business featured on a webpage. In the past, they would need to copy the address from the webpage, navigate to another webpage for a mapping service, and paste in the address. With the “Map with Live Maps” Accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, users can get an in-place view of a map displayed directly on the page, without taking any extra steps.

That is just one example of the many things you can do with Accelerators.  Internet Explorer 8 includes a number of useful Accelerators that includes search, mapping, word definitions, translation, blogging, and e-mail.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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