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Microsoft Unveils Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2


Tuesday, April 25, 2006; 05:45 AM

Microsoft released a beta version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 7 browser.  According to the official IE blog, changes in the second beta are "based on reports from web developers around some CSS behaviors, application compatibility feedback, reliability data (yes, we do analyze the information that comes when you click 'Send Error Report'), and user experience feedback."

IE7For this Beta 2 release, Microsoft took the extra step of offering no-charge phone support to consumers in North America, Germany and Japan. They are offering phone support to encourage people who usually shy away from beta software to try IE7 Beta 2. According to Microsft, "IE7 is feature complete and has been through significant compatibility and reliability testing...People (especially technology enthusiasts) will have a good experience with it." 

What’s next? Windows Vista Beta 2, and then Beta 3 of IE7, release candidates, and then a final release before end of year.




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