- January 14, 2016
Microsoft ends support for older versions of Internet Explorer
Effective January 12, 2016 Microsoft stopped supporting earlier versions of Internet Explorer (IE). This means there is no more technical support and security updates for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. Internet Explorer 11 is the only supported version of this browser going forward.
Microsoft is urging users to take action right away and upgrade (free) to Internet Explorer 11 or use the new Edge browser available in Windows 10. This will ensure that your computer is not vulnerable to malicious attacks and will improve security and performance. For more information visit the Microsoft website.
Great news for web development:
This is great news for web developers. Historically, Microsoft did not follow standards for web technologies set out by the Worldwide Web Consortium, which made it difficult to have pages display properly in the older versions of IE. While there are still challenges for developers in modern browsers, having older version of IE out of the way is a positive step forward.
What this means for Smallbox CMS:
Smallbox will be supporting Internet Explorer 11 going forward. For more information on supported browsers in Smallbox CMS 6 visit our FAQ page.
Stay safe online and always keep your browser up to date with the latest version.
There are many news articles on the web regarding this. Here are a few: