Internet Explorer Beta 3 released

Internet Explorer beta 3 has been released and can be found here. The IE team and Dave Massy are boast of its new features:

  • New icons
  • Tab reordering
  • Authenticated FTP
  • Easy access to email (put it back)
  • Small details (for example, image resizing changes)

See some screenshots on the IEBlog.

What’s really cool is that the IE team has made, and still is making, EXTRA effort to listen to what users are saying about IE 7 and adding features and improvements based on feedback. If you like, dislike or have an idea about IE7 you can submit your feedback in 3 ways:

  • Internet Explorer External Feedback

    This is the best way to submit Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 bugs to the Internet Explorer team.

    You will need to have a Microsoft Passport account in order to use this site. Go to the Passport site to create an account.

    In order to submit feedback, go to Microsoft Connect, then select “Available Connections,” which will take you through a license agreement. You will see “Internet Explorer Feedback” as one of the list of programs available. Select “Apply” to enroll in the program.

    There is a best practices document included on the site outlining how to open a “good” bug.

  • Microsoft Beta Client Tool

    Report issues directly to us through the Microsoft Beta Client Tool (you will need to install this tool before you can use it).

    Although this tool may look like it was designed for feedback on Windows Vista, you can use it to send us Internet Explorer 7 bugs. On the first page of the tool, just make sure you choose “This install is an Internet Explorer 7 update on Windows XP'” and set the Area to “Internet Explorer.”

  • Newsgroups

    Post any questions or problems you have to the microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general newsgroup, either through a newsgroup reader or on the Microsoft Discussion Groups site.

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