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Microsoft Touts Windows 7 Upgrade Ahead of IE9

Is Microsoft a victim of its own hype? The company has made a major production out of its Internet Explorer 9 browser, but has that caused some IT buyers to hold off on upgrading to Windows 7?

If so, Microsoft is taking a moment to remind its customers that there's no need to wait, advising businesses to upgrade to Windows 7 ahead of the final release of the code for IE9.

But will that message resonate? Some analysts question the wisdom of Microsoft's release schedule. Datamation takes a look.


Microsoft clearly has a hit on its hands with Windows 7, and it's trying not to give IT decision makers any reason to wait to deploy it.

Ironically, though, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) might just have undercut its own messaging with the splashy announcement of beta testing for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) last week, bragging that the next generation browser as revolutionary, and radically faster than IE8.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Says Don't Wait for IE9 to Deploy Windows 7