Well, I suppose most of you have heard that microsoft is planning on releasing an Internet Explorer 7 for users of windows xp service pack 2 this summer. Well at least the beta is this summer. Then we'll have testing cycles, pre-releases, and a mid-2006 final release. So why the big deal about this?
The big deal is that microsoft stated they weren't GOING to do anymore explorer releases until longhorn (their in the works operating system that keeps getting shoved back). Cnet has the "official" story along with a link to the microsoft IE blog - that place just makes me laugh, and the press release of the actual announcement.