For all those who use Internet Explorer, the good news is that Microsoft plans to roll out automatic upgrades of the browser across Windows XP, Vista and 7. The overhaul is expected to start rolling out in January, beginning with Australia and Brazil.
While the improvements to be brought about by the new version have not been specified yet, the company assures users that the home page and the search provider will remain unchanged. The default browser will also be unaffected by the enhancements. At the time of making this announcement, Microsoft conveyed that it is all set to offer a better and safer browsing experience through the next IE version.
“We want to make updating to the best protection possible as fast and simple as we can for Windows customers. IE is how millions of Windows customers connect to the Web, so keeping that part of Windows updated at all times is critical to keeping them safe online. With automatic updates enabled through Windows Update, customers can receive IE9 and future versions of Internet Explorer seamlessly without any ‘update fatigue’ issues,” posted Ryan Gavin, General Manager, Internet Explorer Business and Marketing on the official Exploring IE blog.
Even as the revision is being made accessible to all, it will not be rendered obligatory for any individual or enterprise user. The refreshment reminders can be easily turned down. As for customers working on IE versions 8 or 9, the Automatic Update Blocker toolkits will come in handy for this purpose. On the other hand, users who are still content with earlier editions and have opted to turn down IE 9 and 8, will not receive any automatic upgrade.
Still untitled, the next version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer should be seen in action by next year.