IE8 heads to businesses in August

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Microsoft will start pushing out Internet Explorer 8 to businesses via its automatic update system on 25 August.

Any organisation using Windows Server Update Services will be automatically updated to the next generation of the browser, which was released in March of this year. IE8 was expected to hit the update services system in July, but Microsoft is yet to explain the reason for the delay.

Any admin who does not want to upgrade to IE8 yet will need to turn off the auto-approve system and decline the new version at the end of August. They will then be able to manually install it when they choose.

Even with auto-approve on, the browser will still require admins to approve the end user agreement before the upgrade rolls out.

Click here for our review of Internet Explorer 8.