IT News Thread, Microsoft Offers Web Browser Choice To IE Users in Other News; BBC News Web Link: BBC News - Microsoft offers web browser choice to IE users
While the news that a ...
19th February 2010, 07:15 PM #1
Microsoft Offers Web Browser Choice To IE Users
BBC News Web Link: BBC News - Microsoft offers web browser choice to IE users
While the news that a choice would be offered to users I was under the impression that it would be for Windows7 only. Also it seems to be going live a lot earlier than I had expected:
Millions of European Internet Explorer (IE) users will have the option to choose an alternative browser from 1 March, Microsoft has announced.
The software update choice will arrive automatically for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 customers, according to a blog post by Dave Heiner, Microsoft's vice president and deputy general counsel.
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20th February 2010, 12:24 AM #2
Urgh, I hope there is a GPO restriction to turn that off before it turns up as an update for corporate users.
21st February 2010, 07:55 AM #3
- Rep Power
I certainly hope so otherwise a lot of corporates are going to be annoyed!
Originally Posted by john
21st February 2010, 08:55 PM #4
Heh - just about to post the same question in the window forum.
Originally Posted by john
Looking for more information online...
21st February 2010, 08:56 PM #5
21st February 2010, 09:02 PM #6
It should be blockable through WSUS and I think that Rayflemming said eairlier that he was going to cover it on his MS UK Schools blog.
Originally Posted by rayfleming
Last edited by SYNACK; 21st February 2010 at 09:05 PM.
21st February 2010, 09:08 PM #7
Cheers for that, hope Ray gets it posted up so I can make a note to remember to block it in WSUS as I control the browser not the children
21st February 2010, 11:41 PM #8
Yes, it can be blocked through WSUS - you'll see it as an update that you can then choose not to deploy. Phew!
21st February 2010, 11:54 PM #9
22nd February 2010, 09:16 AM #10
Is there a non-WSUS method of blocking it? Not all schools have a WSUS server...
24th February 2010, 10:46 AM #11
So much for a March 1st rollout, this has just downloaded as a high priority update to one of my workstations. Has anyone else experienced this?
24th February 2010, 10:53 AM #12
Looking through WSUS I can't find this update [maybe it isn't there yet]
How could I find it if it were there?
24th February 2010, 10:58 AM #13
We don't have a WSUS, making this task a little more difficult for us. However in Windows Update it is listed as a high priority update:
Microsoft Browser Choice Screen Update for EEA Users of Windows XP (KB976002)
Download size: 559 KB , less than 1 minute
I have tried a couple of other workstations and it appears to come up on all of them.
24th February 2010, 12:49 PM #14
Has anyone stopped this in WSUS yet?
24th February 2010, 01:08 PM #15
Yep - just re-installed a Windows XP Home computer for a teacher, had the browser ballot thing pop up. Must check WSUS, that could get annoying if it happened on every workstation...
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