Posted by: kurtsh | July 6, 2015

NEWS: Internet Explorer guidance for Enterprise customers evaluating Windows 10

imageEveryone running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 needs to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11.  Customers have until January 12, 2016 which leaves, at the time of this post, 6 months remaining.  The deprecation of versions prior to IE11 was announced back in August 2014 by Roger Capriotti, Director of Product Development for Internet Explorer:

…After January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. For example, customers using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 should migrate to Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. For more details regarding support timelines on Windows and Windows Embedded, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle site.

(This has been repeated by most media outlets here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, so hopefully, as a savvy IT professional, this does not come as a surprise to you.)

Windows 10 browsing
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s guidance around what to do about browser compatibility & the direction you should move your users toward – specific to customers looking to move to Windows 10.  It includes:

  • Enterprise guidance
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge

Read about your options and what to do here:


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