Somehow I missed the Bill Gates announcement, but just picked this up on the IEBlog
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.
There’s no word yet on new features or improved standards support, it could just be a version number bump with nothing more than security fixes, but things are definitely going to get interesting this summer.