Actually I had read that blog entry already and it was part of the reason I
replied. Notice that it says the final release of IE7 will be on Automatic
Updates "a few weeks after it's available for download". "A few" usually
means two to three, and with November 1 already only two weeks away and the
final release not available for download as I write this, the blog confirms
that Microsoft is not committing to a specific date as implied in the
Subject of your message.
But as I said, it's a minor point and, who knows, maybe the download will
show up today. I certainly agree that it's important for NAG members to know
that it's coming.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Wiggins
> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:54 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] IE 7 automatic rollout Nov 1 as part of
> Windows Update
> On the IE blog Microsoft is sending signals that IE7 will be
> in Windows Update very soon.
> See this post Microsoft put on their IE 7 blog, Published
> Friday, October 06, 2006 5:40 PM by ieblog:
> IE7 Is Coming This Month...Are you Ready?
> The final release of IE7 is fast approaching . and I mean
> really fast . and will be delivered to customers via
> Automatic Updates a few weeks after it's available for
> download. We want to ensure that you are ready and the
> information below will help get you there.
> .... So whether it's November 1 or November 15 or whatever, it
> behooves us to be ready. It is a very different model for the
> vendor to push browser upgrades via automated update,
> instead of end users or their computer support people
> deciding when to make the move.
> On 10/17/06, Chris Wolf <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Also, they don't actually give a date for when delivery will begin,
> > only that blocking measures should be in place by November 1.
> > Presumably that is the earliest date that they intend to put it on
> > Automatic Updates, but it could well be later than that.