On Sep'21st, Rich Reynolds, posted the company's latest Windows 7 deployment guidance to Windows for Your Business blog, advising business customers who're in the process of testing, piloting or rolling out Windows 7 to move to Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8. Even those users with no formalized Win7 migration plans shouldn't wait for Microsoft to deliver final version of IE 9 to start planning, Reynolds said. From Reynolds' post:
"Until the final code of IE9 is released to the web (RTW), we recommend businesses first move to Windows 7 Enterprise with IE8 so they can immediately benefit from the enhanced security, manageability, web standardization, and lifecycle support that IE8 brings to enterprise browsing, today. In addition, thanks to the high degree of application compatibility between the two browser versions, any investments today in deploying IE8 will put you on the best path to transitioning to IE9 in the future. Your IE8 migration investments will be preserved when you're ready to deploy Internet Explorer 9."