Microsoft MVP Harry Waldron had been using the beta versions of IE7 on both his home and work computers. With the release of IE7 in final, he posted his recommendations in his blog based on his "real life" experience.
Harry's excellent instructions (including his recommended "celebration kit") have been quoted as an addendum in my original "Preparing for and Installing IE7" writeup.
Today's IE7 News:
After the excitement of the past two days with the release, things have calmed down a bit. After you have IE7 up and running, you may want to check out "Must Have Add-Ons for IE7". If you are up to a challenge, "Building Add-Ons for IE could Net you a Trip to Mix07 and $2500".
If you would like to meet the team that brought us IE7, stop over at Channel 9:
Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 1
Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 2
Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 3
Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 4
Not Ready for IE7 yet?
Although it is highly recommended as a security update, there may be reasons why some people are not yet ready to install IE7. Microsoft covered that option in "Automatic Updates Delivery Process":
"If a user selects “Don’t Install”: The notification process will not re-prompt the user to install at a later time; however, any user who is a local administrator will be able to install Internet Explorer 7 at any time as an optional update from the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites or from the Microsoft Download Center."and
"Note If a user has installed Internet Explorer 7 and subsequently removes it, Automatic Updates will re-offer Internet Explorer 7 to that machine using the process above in order to bring it up to date. In this case, a user need only select the "don't install" option at the welcome screen. Internet Explorer 7 will no longer be presented by Automatic Updates."