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Part 1: New Features in Internet Explorer 8

This section of the Windows® Internet Explorer® 8 Deployment Guide describes features new to Internet Explorer 8.

There are many new features in Internet Explorer 8 that will excite both end-users and developers. Features such as Accelerators and Web Slices enhance the user experience, while the improved phishing filter (called the SmartScreen® Filter) helps keep users safe from malicious software and from attempts to gather personal banking information. For developers, strong Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML compatibility, enhancements to ActiveX® controls, and greater Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) interoperability provide opportunities to bring new experiences to users.

Features for Users describes the Internet Explorer 8 features that benefit end users.

Features for Developers describes the Internet Explorer 8 features that benefit developers and intranet owners.