For those following the pre-releases of next-gen IE, Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1. RCs often have the majority of the features and functionality the final releases will, and give people a good idea about how the software will run. If you're a systems administrator and are looking to integrate IE7, grabbing the RCs to see how well they play with your existing software is often a good idea. WGA validation is required to get the download, which is on Microsoft's site. Now that IE7 has entered the RC stage, we should see a final release within the next few months.