Internet Explorer V8 (IE8) is due for release in March (the beta version has been out for a long time).
Some things to watch out for...
First, AP has not done any testing with IE8 - but we don't expect any problems either as we don't use specific code.
Secondly, IE8 is the first version of IE that will *nearly* fully support the W3C standards.
While this is a very good thing it does mean that sites that relied on non standard features will break.
's own www.microsoft.com breaks under IE8 - so expect to be fixing their own sites.
Some banking and financial sites wont work with IE8, in fact any site that only works with IE6 or IE7 is very likely to break under IE8.
Unless you are a technically competent user that fully understands the implications of the IE8 upgrade we recommend that you wait at least six months before upgrading to IE8. In the mean time you should stick with IE7 and make sure all relevant patches are applied or even better still use an alternate like Firefox.