The web is a much safer place when more people are running the most up-to-date browser software, says Ryan Gavin, Microsoft's head of IE in a blog explaining the project plan.
This will hopefully push the last few (half a billion +) users worldwide to finally drop IE6 and get with the times - Microsoft have been trying to kill-off IE6 for quite some time now.
Those still using Windows XP will be upgraded to IE8, while those running Vista and 7 will get pushed up to IE9.
Sounds like music to a web designers ears!
The socialjamm team.