alt131 - 3:23 pm on Jun 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi whatson ... not a great answer, depending on your target user. box-shadow in ie9+, but not text-shadow. Most of the other major browsers have supported both for a number of versions, or proprietary extensions before that.
If you need to give earlier ie an equivalent experience, perhaps filters - but note they are very resource heavy.