Monday, July 31st, 2006

IE 7 Distributed in Windows Update

Category: Browsers, IE

The IE 7 team just let us know that IE7 is to be distributed via Automatic Updates!:

As we get close to the final availability of Internet Explorer 7, I want to provide an update on our distribution plans. To help our customers become more secure and up-to-date, we will distribute IE7 as a high-priority update via Automatic Updates (AU) shortly after the final version is released for Windows XP, planned for the fourth quarter of this year.

This doesn’t mean that the old IE’s will disappear in short order, but it nice to see that we may see a quicker uptake to IE 7 than past releases.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 pm

3.4 rating from 30 votes


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Distrubted? Is that a mix of destructed and distributed?

I think you just coined a phrase.

Comment by Hallo — July 31, 2006

Gonna be an awful lot of shocked people who turn on their PCs some morning and find they don’t have a “File/Edit/View…” menubar any more!!!

Comment by BobP — July 31, 2006

This is outstanding news. I hope that the IE team will follow this up with similar upgrades for all 7.0 users when it’s successor is finally ready.

Comment by Alex Russell — July 31, 2006

Great News, so we will see our WebApps and Sides, defuct from now to then … hopefully the IE7 team got enought time till release, to create some fallbacks that work …

Comment by Sebastian Fuentes — August 1, 2006

IE 7 via Prio Update

Ja wie ich gerade auf Ajaxian gelesen haben, hat MS angekündigt das der IE7 via eines forced Updates verteilt werden wird. Jippi jetzt können wir also alle nur bangen das die Final version halbwegs kompatibel (das böse wort, in den Ohren vo

Trackback by No Name — August 1, 2006

I’m surprised no one is concerned that this IE 7.0 update will break many existing AJAX applications. I downloaded beta IE 7 to play with and my application doesn’t not work cleanly with IE 7 (when it works fine with IE 6). This is disturbing to me since it means another “browser case” to test!

Comment by Eilsel — August 1, 2006

i’ve been using ie7 with rails for 3 months, but just this last week or so rails apps quit working in dev. mongrel starts, browse to run url for the app and it just sits there and times out. figure it might be some new default firewall port block but turning off firewall doesn’t fix it. anyone else see this?

Comment by Paul Noeldner — December 16, 2006

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