IE7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) - Beware of Pitfalls
(NOTE: None of following directly effects the rendering of web pages. However, it does effect how users will set up the new browser, and that may effect how the view your web pages.)
Curious to know what Internet Explorer 7 will look like and how it will operate? Well, several colleagues advise NOT to install IE7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) on the machine you use most just to find out. Install it on a spare instead.
Why? Because (among other things) it eliminates IE6, requires right-clicking to make Favorites folders open and permanently places some familiar icons to the right of the URL window without giving users (as in previous versions) the option to put them wherever they want. These are just the nuances I've noticed. You may find additional IE options that no longer work.
It’s important to also know that beta software might not behave the way you expect. IRIS's Adam Recktenwald explains. "We've done some tweaking that allows myUK to properly recognize several varieties of IE7 (beta / RC1, etc). SAP and/or IRIS can’t support beta software - this includes non-Production releases of IE7. Users are more than welcome to try it. However, they are at their own peril. SAP and Microsoft work closely together and once a production release of IE7 is available, SAP will shortly (within a few days usually) certify IE7 as a supported browser type."
In an article released 9/18/06 titled "Internet Explorer 7 looms — be prepared" by Woody Leonhard of the Windows Secrets newsletter, he states, "By the end of this year, Internet Explorer 7 will be "pushed" onto tens of millions of desktops. You'd better be ready."