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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Deadline

Microsoft has announced another deadline.  They will be ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 operating systems on January 12, 2016.

Now companies and IT professionals now have to update legacy Web applications on Windows 7 workstations as Microsoft has given a 17 month countdown.  The deadline of January 12, 2016 will also affects Internet Explorer 9 and 10 running on Windows 7 operating systems.

IT support staff have to begin updating their web based applications quickly as delaying of migration could also delay the migration process past the deadline which will result in companies not being able to fully test compatibility.

IT consultants believe it will be easier to update web based applications running on older Internet Explorer versions compared with upgrading to a new Windows operating system.  There is a potential obstacle for the browser migration process may reside in bring your own device (BYOD) policy.  Businesses may have policies that do not support devices and users running a browsers older than Internet Explorer 8.


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