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Is Internet Explorer 11 Still Supported by Microsoft? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Windows 10 Pro x64
    IE 11
    Both with all updates.

    I have begun to run into websites that put up a warning message that I am using either an outdated browser or an unsupported one. They then suggest Firefox, Chrome or Edge.  If this continues I will have to switch to using Firefox as Edge does not have a separate search box and does not support add-ons that could provide one.  I suspect people that I do business with or just now will also have to switch.

    Is there an end of life statement somewhere for Internet Explorer?


    http://www.saberman.com

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:02 AM

Answers

  • As near as I can tell that just means they will issue security updates.  That does not mean they will keep the browser current -- which they do not appear to be.

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/faq/

    Will Internet Explorer 11 continue to receive updates?
    - The latest features and platform updates will only be available in Microsoft Edge. We will continue to deliver security updates to Internet Explorer 11 through its supported lifespan. To ensure consistent behavior across Windows versions, we will evaluate Internet Explorer 11 bugs for servicing on a case by case basis.

    https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/05/19/edge14-ie11-better-together/

    Microsoft Edge is built from the ground up to improve productivity, to be more secure, and to correctly, quickly, and reliably render web pages. While Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 and is the best fit for most users, we recognize that some Enterprise customers have line of business applications built specifically for older web technologies, which require Internet Explorer 11.

    >> So, seems your understanding agrees with what MSFT have said/inferred. (IE11 is deemed a legacy browser for legacy scenarios, and that's a deliberate design decision by MSFT)


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Marked as answer by saberman Monday, September 11, 2017 10:25 PM
    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:28 PM

All replies

  • Yes, IE11 is still supported by MSFT.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/lifecycle/search?alpha=Internet%20Explorer%2011

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/17454/lifecycle-faq-internet-explorer

    Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:31 AM
  • As near as I can tell that just means they will issue security updates.  That does not mean they will keep the browser current -- which they do not appear to be.

    http://www.saberman.com

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:43 AM
  • Hi,

    IE 11 is supported now. As I understand it, you could keep updating. Windows Update would install related updates about IE.

    For the pop-up, some websites may display the notification, such as bank and so on. These website may be needed to open in Compatibility mode or IE enterprise mode to check.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:43 AM
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  • While Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 and is the best fit for most users, Microsoft recognizes that some Enterprise customers have line of business applications built specifically for older web technologies, which require Internet Explorer 11. IE11 will live on for many of Microsoft’s customers as the centrepiece of much software as a services packages, often required by administrative applications and point of sale.

    IE11 and Edge work together including but not limited to Enterprise Mode to open sites in IE11 and vice versa, favorites syncing and the ability to restrict IE11 to only line of business applications that need it.


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    Monday, September 11, 2017 10:49 AM
  • >These website may be needed to open in Compatibility mode or IE enterprise mode to check.

    The problem is not that the web sites are old and need compatibility mode.  The problem is that the web sites are using new standard web features that IE11 has not been upgraded to support.


    http://www.saberman.com

    Monday, September 11, 2017 7:16 PM
  • As near as I can tell that just means they will issue security updates.  That does not mean they will keep the browser current -- which they do not appear to be.

    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/faq/

    Will Internet Explorer 11 continue to receive updates?
    - The latest features and platform updates will only be available in Microsoft Edge. We will continue to deliver security updates to Internet Explorer 11 through its supported lifespan. To ensure consistent behavior across Windows versions, we will evaluate Internet Explorer 11 bugs for servicing on a case by case basis.

    https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/05/19/edge14-ie11-better-together/

    Microsoft Edge is built from the ground up to improve productivity, to be more secure, and to correctly, quickly, and reliably render web pages. While Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows 10 and is the best fit for most users, we recognize that some Enterprise customers have line of business applications built specifically for older web technologies, which require Internet Explorer 11.

    >> So, seems your understanding agrees with what MSFT have said/inferred. (IE11 is deemed a legacy browser for legacy scenarios, and that's a deliberate design decision by MSFT)


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Marked as answer by saberman Monday, September 11, 2017 10:25 PM
    Monday, September 11, 2017 9:28 PM
  • I guess we will have to switch to Firefox.  Edge's forcing searches to be done via the address text box is too big a security hole.


    http://www.saberman.com

    Monday, September 11, 2017 10:25 PM