I sure didn’t believe it would happen, and I know a lot of people who felt the same way, but Microsoft has officially announced the death of Internet Explorer 10 and all of it’s predecessors. On January 12th, 2016, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and providing technical support for any IE browser older than the current iteration, IE11.
In a recent blog post, IEBlog listed a myriad of reasons why the change is being implemented, not least of which are improved security and productivity.
What about all of the Enterprise level applications running on old versions of IE?
There are a lot of companies that depend on Web applications to conduct business on many levels. These applications can be costly and many businesses will be affected by this change. Fear not, for Microsoft brought light to those Enterprise level customers. IEBlog states that “Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, released in April 2014, offers enhanced backward compatibility and enables you to run many legacy Web apps during your transition to modern Web standards.”
So how the heck do I upgrade my browser to IE11?
You’re in luck here too because in the aforementioned blog post Microsoft provides a list of migration resources for both self-guided and hands-on guidance with a professional service.
As web development professionals, we welcome the announcement from Microsoft and look forward to what IE will bring to users in the future. If your website is in need of updates to function correctly with Internet Explorer and any other web browser, Connect Think’s Web Development Team has all the answers. Contact us today!