IE8 has been RTM and you can download for different platforms per links under. In this post you will find all IE8 related links that I have copied from various sources to bring everything in one place.


Technology Overview


Windows Internet Explorer 8 includes a host of new features, enhancements, and other improvements driven from real world scenarios and customer desires that puts the Web at your service. This document will give you more information and examples on how to create rich user experiences and make sure your Web sites are ready for Windows Internet Explorer 8.




Download IE8 for different platforms




Techniques for Preinstalling IE8


This document provides information and instructions necessary for IT Professionals to preinstall the Windows® Internet Explorer® 8 Internet browser, as well as any additional Internet components on earlier operating systems that are supported. Also, this document provides a list of unattend settings that can be used to automate configuration and deployment of Internet Explorer 8.




IE8 Administration Kit


The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8 simplifies the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer 8 packages. IEAK 8 can be used to configure the out-of-box Internet Explorer 8 experience or to manage user settings after Internet Explorer 8 deployment.




Visit the IEAK 8 site on TechNet for more information on the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 8.


Windows IE8 FAQ for Business


This FAQ answers common enterprise customer questions about Windows Internet E
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Windows Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List


This download consists of a list of sites that are most likely to be displayed better in Compatibility View in Windows Internet Explorer 8.


This list will be periodically updated and automatically downloaded to Internet Explorer 8 users who have opted-in to use Compatibility View updates from Microsoft. For more information on Compatibility View list updates, please see –




What’s compatibilty view and why should you care? I’d recommend you read this blog post introducing compatibility view. 


If you are a web site designer, you may want to check out this KB from Microsoft. This will help you if your site does not render correctly in IE8. This will definitely help SharePoint branding gurus 🙂



Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 8


The Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit enables IT Administrators to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 8 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites.