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Internet Explorer to autoupdate to IE7

Microsoft has released an announcement that Internet Explorer 6 will be automatically updated to Internet Explorer 7 through Windows Update on February 12.

"Because Microsoft takes its commitment to help protect the entire Windows ecosystem seriously, we're updating the IE7 installation experience to make it available as broadly as possible to all Windows users," said Steve Reynolds, an IE program manager, on a Microsoft company blog in early October. "Internet Explorer 7 installation will no longer require Windows Genuine Advantage validation and will be available to all Windows XP users."

This is great news for those companies that have installed EV SSL Certificates onto their sites as more people will be seeing the green address bar. Firefox 3's impending release will also spur EV Certificate activity.

Microsoft warns businesses of impending autoupdate to IE7 - [InfoWorld]

Originally posted on Sun Jan 27, 2008
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