It’s been a while since I’ve posted something SharePoint related so here’s a quick tip that started on Twitter. One individual whom I follow was asking if there was a fix for the Explorer View in a document library over SSL for those using IE8. That is our setup, SharePoint accessed over SSL and I run IE8. I told her I usually have to authenticate to open the view and the transfer is typically slow. We received a follow-up tweet from @Hugheser saying to check the LAN configuration settings in IE.
You want to uncheck that first box if it’s enabled and you’ll see an a significant increase in transfer speed.