Internet Explorer and January 12, 2016

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On 12th January 2016 the only Internet Explorer browser that will be supported and receive updates is the latest one, what about this?

This means that only the most current version of Internet Explorer on your Windows platform is supported and updated with security updates. So if you are a customer using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 you should migrate to Internet Explorer 11 or upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

There are some exceptions on some platforms, this is a list of what is supported after January 12th

Windows Platform Supported Internet Explorer Version
Windows Vista SP2 Internet Explorer 9
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Internet Explorer 9
Windows 7 SP1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows Server 2012 Internet Explorer 10
Windows Server 2012 R2 Internet Explorer 11

More information at Microsoft lifecycle site or Stay up to date blog post.

When migrating to Internet Explorer 11 or Edge there are two tools that you should consider Enterprise Mode and Enterprise Site Discovery. They have been out for a while and I have written about these tools earlier have a look here and here.

If you need help to migrate don’t hesitate to contact me.


If you are developer or IT pro looking for tools that helps you upgrade your sites have a look at these resources.

1. Modern.IE – For developers updating sites to modern standards, Modern.IE provides a set of tools, best practices, and prescriptive guidance. An intranet scanner is available for download, for assessing Web apps within corporate networks.

2. Internet Explorer TechCenter – The Internet Explorer TechNet site includes technical resources to deploy, maintain and support Internet Explorer. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 is covered in detail, to help customers extend Web app investments by leveraging this new backward compatibility feature.

3. Internet Explorer Developer Center – The MSDN developer site includes resources related to application development for Internet Explorer.

4. Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit – This is an agentless inventory and planning tool that can assess your current browser install base.

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