As far as I can tell it's out in release form. I just went to the main
page of Microsoft.com and was presented with an image advertising IE7.
The image linked to this page:
Hope this helps.
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From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Chris Wolf
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] IE 7 automatic rollout Nov x as part of Windows
It may be out now through a "partner"--I just ran across it in an
place. I opened yahoo.com and it displayed a special banner ad above
normal Yahoo heading saying something like "Upgrade Now to the New IE7!"
clicked through a few links to see what they were offering, and it had
the appearance of being an official release (not RC1) of IE7 with some
proprietary Yahoo goodies included (of course). I stopped before
completing the download (the filename was something like ie7setup.exe)
went to check Microsoft's site, which was still offering RC1. Then when
went back to Yahoo again, the banner ad was not there. I'd be interested
know whether anyone else can duplicate this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas P. Carter
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:11 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] IE 7 automatic rollout Nov x as part of
> Windows Update
> IE7 will be perhaps sooner than some thought!
> Just got this from Microsoft:
> "Microsoft will release the final version of Internet Explorer 7
> (English) in October 2006. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7 )
> provides significant enhancements in security, platform
> management, and usability. Microsoft recommends that all
> genuine Windows customers install this upgrade.
> Shortly after it is released, Microsoft will distribute IE7
> as a high-priority update through Automatic Updates to help
> consumers become more secure and up-to-date. However, to
> ensure that customers are prepared to upgrade, IE7 will not
> install without user consent.
> Microsoft recognizes that, as part of a managed deployment
> plan, some organizations may wish to block users from
> receiving IE7 through Automatic Updates and is providing an
> IE7 Blocker Toolkit.
> IE7 runs on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP
> Professional x64 Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
> This announcement provides an overview of Microsoft resources
> and recommended actions that IT administrators should take to
> ensure their company's Web sites are ready for IE7 and that
> their browser-based applications will continue to work
> seamlessly with IE7."
> Thomas P. Carter, Ph.D.
> Department of Chemistry
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1322