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.