Hi All,

 

Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default.  Giving top priority to Web standards interoperability allows us to help web developers and designers drive toward the ideal of “write once, run anywhere”, freeing up more time to innovate rather than modify content for different browsers.  This commitment also addresses several development and design pain points from previous Internet Explorer releases.


However, browsing with this default setting may cause content written for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display differently than intended.  This creates a call to action for site owners to ensure their content will continue to display seamlessly in Internet Explorer 8.  As such, we have provided a meta-tag usable on a per-page or per-site level to maintain compatibility for sites designed for Internet Explorer 7.  Adding this tag instructs Internet Explorer 8 to render content like Internet Explorer 7, without requiring any additional changes.

We are encouraging site administrators to get their sites ready now for broad adoption of Internet Explorer 8, as there will be a beta release in the third quarter of this year targeted for all consumers. 

Internet Explorer 8 Roadshow 

Come and have an overview of the new features and capabilities of Internet Explorer 8 straight from a senior member of the US based Internet Explorer team.

 

Jefferson Fletcher is a Senior Product Manager working on Internet Explorer. Since joining Microsoft in 1996, Jefferson has spent the bulk of his career in engineering and has helped to deliver end-user features in multiple versions of Windows and Internet Explorer. A Seattle native, he left life as a poor Political Science major at the University of Washington 12 years ago because earning some extra cash as a software tester sounded like a good idea. (He has yet to find his way back...)

Christchurch

Monday 8th September

Register

 

1.45pm: registrations/refreshments

2pm: Session begins

3pm: Session concludes

 
Wellington

Wednesday 10th September

Register

 

1.45pm: registrations/refreshments

2pm: Session begins

3pm: Session concludes

 
Auckland

Friday 12th September

Register

 

10.45pm: registrations/refreshments

11am: Session begins

12pm: Session concludes

 

To learn more and to get started, please visit the New Zealand Internet Explorer Readiness website and the New Zealand Internet Explorer 8 blog for more information.

NB: If you are unable to attend, we will be recording these sessions and making them available via the NZ IE8 Website.

Nick.