14 November 2012

Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK) Now Available

Internet Explorer 10 Preview

Just a mere day apart from the release of IE10 W7 Preview, Microsoft has now already released the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10. Otherwise known simply as IEAK 10.

The kind of thing that if you have to ask what it is, then it is not for you.  But if you still want to know, It is for the creation, deployment and management of customized Internet Explorer packages. Meaning what IT departments use for when they are going to trail or just push IE upgrades for all the computers in any given company.

The fact it is available already is a good sign and does proves that IE10 is pretty much ready to go in Windows 7 too. Even if marked as preview. After being using it myself in Windows 7 for the past 24hrs. I can say that the only bug/glitch I found had to do with some elements or actions in a web page that happen to be activated by hovering or hover and click. And I have already filed a bug report to Microsoft about it. As have some others.

If you are an IT Admin and you can do a trail run because you are lucky enough to being able to make that call on your own, then get  the IEAK 10 and get going. Why wait? Just do it, you know you want to.

All documentation, guidelines and download are also available.





13 November 2012

Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Preview

IE10 W7 Preview

Or you could also call it IE10 W7 RC1 if you want to cut out the marketing speak.

IE10 for Windows 7 Preview is now out and it is a very very good update already. I was of the lucky ones to get it a few hours early and I must say am quite happy with it. And comparing it with the W8 Desktop IE10 proved to be hard as so far they feel pretty much identical. Which is a good thing, an impressive thing even since IE10 W8 is very smooth and very fast.

How fast it is IE10 W7 Preview? Just as fast as its IE10 W8 Desktop twin.  Which is faster as you can possibly get right now. That in turns means it is the fastest browser around. It feels faster than Chrome 23.

The same goes for just how smooth it feels. 

Beyond the smoothness and speediness of it. IE10 W7 Preview is almost identical to IE9 UI wise since there is no Metro Mode. What I did noticed is that the elements of the browser respond and react better for when touch is present.  Something that Microsoft really didn’t had to carry over. Which makes me think that IE10 W7 Preview is a straight port down from IE10 W8 Desktop Version. And they just thought better than try to remove stuff from it needlessly. And straight up, that is a good thing.

IE10 in W7 is just a faster,  smoother and probably an even stronger security wise IE9.  Making it a must have upgrade right out of the gate for everyone. And it also enables auto updating for you by default.  I have tried it out in two W7 machines and while in both the update took like 10  minutes from download, to install, to restart. The result is all worth it.


IE10 W7 Gateway Website

IE10 W7 Preview 32bits       <—Direct Downloads Page

IE10 W7 Preview 64bits      <—Direct Downloads Page




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