I got so excited about the new Google Toolbar for IE on Windows, that I for got to add the real exciting news for the Windows community… Internet Explorer 7 is coming out in beta this summer.
Bill Gates talked about it at the RSA conference (see the MSDN IEBlog Post). Here is what Microsoft Corporate PR Group had to say when interviewing Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President – Security Business & Technology Unit on the Microsoft PressPass site.
PressPass: What’s next for Internet Explorer?
Mike Nash: We’re very excited to announce at the RSA Conference today that this summer we’ll release a beta of Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP with Service Pack 2, which will have even more enhancements to security and privacy protections. These enhancements align very closely with the three core tenets of Microsoft’s security approach that I mentioned earlier. Internet Explorer 7.0 will be the most secure browser we’ve ever released, building on and surpassing the success of the SP2-enhanced Internet Explorer 6.0. We don’t plan to ship it until it meets our quality bar, which we’ve set pretty high.
Of course what we are interested in is how prominent will the new MSN Search be in new IE7 (I know that everyone thinks this is all about Microsoft going after Firefox, but my belief is that the real target is Google (The Inquirer – CNET)).
You can get more exciting breaking Internet Explorer news on the IEBlog on the Microsoft Development Network Site.
Peace – Tim
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