In my post from Mix08 a couple of weeks ago, one of the exciting announcements I mentioned was Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1.
There were a number of great sessions at Mix08 on IE8 and you can find and view these at Visitmix.com (search for “Internet Explorer”).
This is only Beta 1 and there are some very exciting technologies that were introduced, providing significant value and innovative implementations.
Some of the features in Beta 1 include:
WebSlices - WebSlices enable users to subscribe to content directly within a webpage. WebSlices behave just like feeds in that users can subscribe to them and receive update notifications when the content changes.
Activities – Activities are contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any webpage. For a list of IE8 Activities Providers go here.
Look for more innovation in future Beta releases and the final version!
You can also find an IE8 Beta 1 Whitepaper for Developers here.