IE Ending Support for Older Versions

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 08:12 AM gHale

Internet Explorer users should update to the latest version of the browser as Microsoft plans to end support for all previous versions in January.

“After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer,” the company said. “End of support means there will be no more security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.”

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“We understand many customers have web apps and services designed specifically for older versions of Internet Explorer, so we’re continuing to improve our set of Enterprise Mode tools to help you run those applications in Internet Explorer 11. Upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 can ease the upgrade to Windows 10, too, since Internet Explorer 11 is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10,” said Jatinder Mann, senior program manager lead, and Fred Pullen, product marketing director of the Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer team.

This is Microsoft’s move to push users closer to its new browser, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft 10.

Edge is in Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One.