For years we’ve waited for Internet Explorer to catch up to other web browsers. Features introduced by Microsoft during its most recent version of the platform–Microsoft Edge–show great promise. And the faith Microsoft has in this upgrade is nothing else, if not exciting.
The software giant’s confidence in Microsoft Edge is glaring with recent support changes. Microsoft recently announced they will no longer support older versions of Internet Explorer, starting in 2016. Users of the browser will have no choice but to update their browsers to, at minimum, Internet Explorer 11 to receive full support from Microsoft in the future. Let’s be honest, unless you’re an expert in tech, there is a chance you’ll need tech support at some point in the future.
If you’re an avid user, or haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, don’t panic! Microsoft isn’t removing access to its old web browser. However, you will be much more vulnerable as Microsoft will no longer release security updates. And if you have elected to receive automatic upgrades, you still have options –to install or uninstall. As you can see, in the event that you’re not a fan of Microsoft Edge or IE 11, you can do away with it.
There you have it; statistics don’t lie. That’s all you need, right? It’s great that so many people use it, but maybe half of the world is less efficient than they should be! I like to think we can all be more productive. So, why IE 11, you ask? Along with reliability, Internet Explorer 11 offers many amenable features including security, performance, backward compatibility and standard supports for modernized web app portfolios. IE 11 also allows you to invest in Enterprise Mode. This functionality can reduce the inevitable costs of Microsoft upgrading as it pertains to features of today’s web applications.
If you’re the IT “go-to” person tasked with managing multiple workstations on behalf of your organization, Microsoft has provided has provided special resources in advance of your embarkation of large-scale implementation.
- Compatibility issues instantly come to mind? Check this out.
- Customization for organizational deployment? They’ve got you covered .
- You’re probably wondering about details that have a huge impact on installation. Take a peak at these additional resources regarding extra costs , best practices, and assessments.
Do you have an internal website or system that depends on older versions of Internet Explorer? Are your users upset because they can’t use newer web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or just IE 11? Or, do you just need your website to work on a mobile device? Contact us today and we can help upgrade your business or consumer applications using the latest web development tools.