Support for IE11

Connected Tech Group announces it is discontinuing support for IE11.

 

In 2015 Microsoft released Edge as the browser to supersede Internet Explorer (IE). Since then IE has not received major updates, or added support for many modern web standards.

Microsoft discourages the use of Internet Explorer as a default browser:

 

“Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. We’re not supporting new web standards for it” Microsoft

 

Globally, Internet Explorer now accounts for just 2-5% of desktop browser usage, depending on the source.  Many third party components that IE relies on are set to be discontinued by providers like Adobe, and our clients tell us they have access to alternatives to IE11.

 

What are we doing?

To allow us to continue to take advantage of modern web standards to deliver improved functionality and the best possible user experience across all of our products, we have decided to end support for IE11.

 

What does ending support for IE11 mean?

End of support means we will not fix bugs that are specific to IE11, and will begin to introduce features that aren’t compatible with this browser.

 

What does this mean for you?

In preparation for the end of support dates, we recommend switching to one of our supported browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

 

How big an issue is this?

We have consulted with our clients and concluded that all admin users on all sites have access to an alternative browser.