All the investments in performance, navigation, service integration, security, and support for modern standards in Windows® Internet Explorer® 9 will help customers who are using the browser at home or at work. A more secure browser provides a more secure workplace. A more efficient browser enables a more productive workforce.
However, IT departments also have unique security, customization, deployment, and management needs for their desktop PCs. Internet Explorer 9 can be deployed as a standalone installation or slipstreamed into a Windows installation image, and Internet Explorer 9 has greater customization and management flexibility through group policies than other browsers.
Internet Explorer 9 also maintains our strong commitment to providing support to IT departments. As part of Windows, Internet Explorer has extended lifecycle support, with dedicated, enterprise-level hotfix and security responses. Even as we roll out new versions of the browser, we stand behind previous versions, giving businesses the predictability and consistency they need to plan deployments or business-critical technologies.