Most of you will know that there are various different versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer in use from IE6 to IE11, with Internet explorer 8 being the most popular.
Many authorities will still have applications that support some of these different versions. It’s long been the case that managing the compatibility between Internet Explorer versions and different applications can often been a challenge for many IT service providers….!
So what’s changing?
In summer 2014, Microsoft announced a change to its support policy, which will take effect from 12th January 2016.
In short, Microsoft will only provide support (security patches & technical support) for the most current Internet Explorer browser that is available on a supported operating system.
The minimum supported version (depending on the Operating system in use) will be internet explorer 9.
Further details can be found in the links below:
How will it affect Capita One?
Capita One monitors support lifecycles for all underlying 3rd party products used within our solution to ensure we remain compliant with relevant government standards.
Our Technology Roadmap, available on My Account as part of the One Technology reference architecture document, shows the versions we test against for all the underlying software in use within our solution and at which versions of our software we support them on.
Do I need to do anything?
Hopefully not... This blog is really just to provide you with information that this change is coming.
We (Capita One) will be making sure our products that use Internet Explorer are compatible with the changes.
If not already done, your IT service provider will no doubt also be planning to roll out the required update(s) in the coming months.