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January 7, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 10:50am

Microsoft to end support on old versions of Internet Explorer

News: The company will stop offering security updates or technical support for older versions from the 12th of January 2016.

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft is ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer on 12 January.

The move will see the end of security updates and technical support for versions of Internet Explorer other than 11.

Microsoft said: "Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important."

The company said Internet Explorer 11 provides enhanced security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the modern web standards.

Microsoft noted that running older versions of Internet Explorer after the deadline may lead to potential risks such as security, compliance and lack of independent software vendor support.

Internet Explorer is a part of the Windows OS and the latest version will continue to follow the specific support lifecycle policy for the OS on which it is installed.

Internet Explorer 11 will be supported for the life of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

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The company is introducing new features and resources for several commercial customers who have standardised on previous versions of Internet Explorer. The move helps customers upgrade and stay current on the latest browser.

 

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