I may be missing something but I don't get how this is different. If you have automatic updates on you are already on the latest browser unless something went wrong. There are monthly security updates, which already include IE updates pretty much every time. Sometimes more frequently. Unless they accelerate the development schedule to be more like Chrome/Firefox, which I don't think they are doing and hope they are not... what is different? As far as I know, there will still not be IE 9 for XP, or 10 for Vista. Likely there will not be newer than IE 10 for Windows 7/8 next year. It feels like they are trying to give the impression they are keeping pace with other browsers while not much is really happening. Again, unless I missed something... which does happen.