The Internet Explorer Compatibility List

In today’s blog post I’d like to share some basic information I gathered today about the Internet Explorer Compatibility list option that is available within the Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer 8 and 9. By default this setting is enabled and causes websites that are listed within the Compatibility list to render properly in newer versions of Internet Explorer. When you have the Include updated website lists from Microsoft option enabled, you should have Read More …

A Security Baseline Resource for Windows 7–Internet Explorer and Windows 7 Firewall

If you are looking for some ideas how to secure your Windows 7 clients, have a look at the USGCB (The United States Government Configuration Baseline). The USGCB has been developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The documentation looks impressive and even if you aren’t going to apply all of these 1-1, it might give you some ideas on how to make your clients more secure. Read More …

Migrating to Internet Explorer 8

Companies that are in the process of planning a Windows 7 migration, will be required to pay some attention to Internet Explorer 8 and web site compatibility. Chris Johnson aka “The App Compat Guy” put together two video’s about how to migrate from Internet Explorer 6 to 8. The videos talk about the potential challenges , testing methods, workarounds and solutions to support companies with a smooth migration.  Thrive Live! Migrating from IE6 to IE8 Read More …

Tip: Download more than 2 files at once (Internet Explorer)

I had thought that by now this is something everybody knows, but unfortunately that is not the case, so that is why I post this one today. By default, Windows Internet Explorer 7 and earlier versions limit the number of files that you can download at one time to two. Windows Internet Explorer 8 limits the number of files that you can download at one time to six. More details here

IE8 Group Policy Settings and more

Yesterday Microsoft released the Release Candidate for Internet Explorer 8 that of course contains a lot of new features that I am not going to rewrite here again, as others did so already. Reading the IE8 product group blog 100 additional group policy settings are being introduced to extend manageability of IE8 through Group Policy Management. The updated Group Policy Reference including the new IE8 settings can be downloaded here and updated Group Policy Settings Read More …

Slipstreaming IE8

The “New Zealand IE8 Taskforce” posted a nice article on how to slipstream IE8 into Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 images.