Microsoft and the IE8 team have announced the released of IE8 Beta 2 – this one is geared towards the consumers now instead of just developers like Beta 1 was.  This one has not only got all the bugs from the Beta 1 taken care of but they have added a few new features as well as enhancing some others:

Web Slices

InPrivate Browsing

Compatibility View

Smart Screen Filter


Search Suggestions

They have also posted some videos to help explain and communicate this Beta 2 update.

Internet Explorer 8 for Consumers

Join Shola Aluko as he explains why Internet Explorer 8 is the best browser for what you do on the web every day. You’ll see what makes the new browser faster, safer, and more reliable than ever.

Internet Explorer 8 for the Enterprise

See why Internet Explorer 8 is the best browser choice for your business as James Pratt showcases new features to help ITPros with deployment, security and privacy, and productivity.

Internet Explorer 8 for Developers

Watch Jefferson Fletcher reveal the improvements Internet Explorer 8 has in store for those who build the web—including new developer tools, compatibility advances, CSS improvements, and much more.

Internet Explorer 8 Privacy & Security

Watch Craig Spiezle demonstrate innovative new features in Internet Explorer 8 that will help keep your browsing experiences safer and more private than ever.

Of course the most important piece is the link to the download page – IE8 Beta 2 Worldwide Download Site.