The final release of Internet Explorer 7 is “scheduled” to release in October …and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it’s available for download. Prior to deployment of IE 7, we strongly recommend that you test your Web sites, extensions, and applications to make sure they are ready. Microsoft recommends that Web sites and applications are ready for the release of Internet Explorer 7 this month.
Internet Explorer 7 is highly compatible with the Web sites, extensions, and applications out there today and we have made significant improvements in security, rendering, and usability. However, some of these improvements and new features may cause some sites to not render properly or change how the user interacts with your site, extension or application.
Help ensure your Web sites, extensions, and applications are compatible with Internet Explorer 7 by testing Internet Explorer 7 and utilizing the following resources and tools to help you identify and resolve any compatibility issues:
- Install the latest build of Internet Explorer 7
- Prepare your organization using the Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit
- Ensure browser-based applications are compatible by using Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
- Prepare for Internet Explorer 7 to be delivered via Automatic Updates and Windows Update
- If needed, install the Internet Explorer 7 Blocker Toolkit to block automatic delivery
- Use the following additional resources to investigate and resolve compatibility issues:
- Visit MSDN (msdn.microsoft.com/ie) for supporting information
- Visit the IE team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/) to research, make inquiries, and provide feedback
- Microsoft recommends that enterprises are prepared for automatic delivery by November 1st