Microsoft has made available Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 7.0. The new browser adds many of the features that have made Firefox so popular in the enthusiast community for the past few years. Features that many of us take for granted such as integrated RSS feeds and tabbed browsing are now part of the package.
For those of you who want to take a stab at the new build of IE7, you can download it from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer homepage.
Although [Margaret Cobb, IE Group Product Manger] warns that the new release is still beta, she is encouraging all Internet Explorer users to give it a try and provide feedback through newsgroups, blogs and a special support phone number. Highlighting Microsoft’s confidence in Beta 2, those customers having problems with IE7 can receive free technical support over the phone.
Microsoft has rolled out a new add-on site to go along with Beta 2, which is located at ieaddons.com. Cobb told BetaNews the previous offering was “not a good way to promote our partners,” and says the new site sports a simpler user interface and categories organized with tabs.
Published in: Microsoft on 2006-04-25