Update (Oct 26, 2006): IE7 off to a fast start.
It’s official…Internet Explorer 7 is here and available for download.
IE 7 will also be included in an upcoming Automatic Update as well.
IE 7 boasts many new features, including:
- RSS Feeds
- Tabbed Browsing
- Higher security, including a phishing filter
These enhancements are great, but they really come because the Firefox web browser has slowly become the default browser for many PC users. IE was losing market share and Microsoft had to do something to improve upon their browser that was over 5 years old.
Check Your Website With Microsoft’s New Browser
Another important point I wanted to mention regarding the release of IE 7, is to make sure you visit your existing website using the new IE browser. Many changes in the browser have occurred “underneath the hood”, so to speak, and your website may look and act a lot differently in this new release from previous versions. So PLEASE check that out.
If your website does look different in Microsoft’s new browser, contact your webmaster immediately to test and fix any errors that are occurring. This is critical because (as I mentioned above) the new browser is going to be loaded onto everyone’s PC automatically from Microsoft’s Automatic Update. Meaning everyone will eventually be using it.
Mike Swartz says, “Check it out.”