I'm a big fan of the CSS3 text-shadow property, but I can't get this effect for ANY version of IE. I saw my page in IE9, which I thought rendered the effect, but no!
The other thing is I have gradients that really look good in chrome/firefox, which I created with http://www.colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/, which generates code specific to MANY versions of browsers including IE, but still I see no cool gradients or anything in IE.
Darn you, IE. Darn You. I'll put this guy here :x so I won't say naughty words about IE for everyone to see.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge about rendering these effects in IE.
No version of IE supports text shadow, not even 9. You could use JS if you must have this effect: