Microsoft IE7 Beta 2 Public Preview

Microsoft is planning to release, to the public, a preview version of Internet Explorer 7.

Dubbed "Public Preview" the release includes tabbed browsing, page zoom, tab groups, RSS support and improved printing support. The release is expected to be available by this evening (GMT).

Amongst the many new features, tabbed browsing will allow customers to manage multiple web pages within one session of a browser. Firefox, an open source rival, has long intergrated this functionality by default but now Microsoft is catching up this may lure many users back to the Microsoft browser. RSS is a heavy new feature of IE7 allowing users to "syndicate" feeds from various sites.

Microsoft is expected to deliver the final version of Internet Explorer 7 at the end of the year alongside Windows Vista.

Internet Explorer 7 Public Preview will be available shortly to users with Windows XP SP2 and a genuine copy of Windows.

Update: Microsoft have now released Beta 2 as build 5296, download below.

Download: Download IE7 Beta 2

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Just wanted to let you know that your info was very helpful...everytime I tried to lauch IE7, with the browser I use, Google, that stupid "customize your settings" page keep popping I just shut down my antivirus, (it was not norton though) and I closed my browser. I then Opened my Browser and the same page came up "Customize your settings" but it let me do it this let me customize as it never did before....then I reactivated my antivirus and now I got that darn screen to stop bothering me...........Thank you so much