Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Major News: Internet Explorer 7.0 announced by Bill Gates: "
Major Microsoft announcement: Bill Gates just announced there will be Internet Explorer 7.0.
Read the IE Blog for the news.
Looks like the blog is getting slammed. So, here's a mirror of what Dean Hachamovitch just posted:
Today at RSA, Bill Gates talked about Internet Explorer 7. As the guy responsible for IE, I wanted to say a couple of things about it.
First, some basics: we’re committing to deliver a new version of Internet Explorer for Windows XP customers. Betas of IE7 will be available this summer. This new release will build on the work we did in Windows XP SP2 and (among other things) go further to defend users from phishing as well as deceptive or malicious software.
Why? Because we listened to customers, analysts, and business partners. We heard a clear message: “Yes, XP SP2 makes the situation better. We want more, sooner. We want security on top of the compatibility and extensibility IE gives us, and we want it on XP. Microsoft, show us your commitment.”
I think of today’s announcement as a clear statement back to our customers: “Hey, Microsoft heard you. We’re committing.”