Microsoft has contacted a number of beta testers to seek input it will use to customize Internet Explorer (IE) 8, the next version of its Web browser.
IE 8 is expected to ship 18 to 24 months after IE 7, which Microsoft released last fall, making Version 8.0 a 2008/2009 deliverable, if Microsoft sticks to reported plans.
On January 25, a number of testers reporting receiving e-mail from Microsoft, notifying them of the availability of an IE 8 survey on the Microsoft Connect tester Web site. The survey included a number of questions around RSS feeds, Favorites and browser navigation, in general.
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