Microsoft to Push IE 7.0 as a High-Priority Automatic Update

By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-07-26 Print this article Print

From Microsoft Watch: When Internet Explorer 7.0 rolls out in the fourth quarter this year, Microsoft wants to do everything it can to get customers to upgrade. As part of its push, Microsoft has decided to earmark IE 7.0 as a "high-priority" update that it will push out via its Automatic Updates patching/distribution mechanism. (Microsoft says the new browser still will be an opt-in download, however.) Businesses will have the option, as they did with XP Service Pack 2, to block the update via a free blocking tool that Microsoft will provide.

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