This post is a reference for some courses I’m running next week that have a section on Internet Explorer 11 and Edge content that I need to provide some additional resources for.
Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends on January 12, 2016
This page addresses some of the frequently asked questions that customers ask, and how to address them.
Reasons to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11
This article covers the benefits of upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, and then moves on to some of the steps involved in getting the migration started.
This includes a FAQ for the Internet Explorer support lifecycle
This blog doesn’t just cover Edge, it also covers Internet Explorer and SmartScreen, amongst others.
For those with customers running Windows 10, a strong awareness of the capabilities of Edge helps your customer understand why they now have two browsers included with the operating system.
Tips and tricks to manage Internet Explorer compatibility
This article focuses on how to leverage the Enterprise Mode Site List for better backwards compatibility with legacy web apps that may have kept earlier versions of IE deployed. The general guidance is of course to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 on versions of Windows that on the desktop and server that support it, but the article gives some advice on how to approach things depending on whether you are currently on IE 8, 9 or 10.
Enterprise Mode is a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 devices, lets websites render using a modified browser configuration that’s designed to emulate either Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Internet Explorer 8, avoiding the common compatibility problems associated with web apps written and tested on older versions of Internet Explorer.
Turn on Enterprise Mode and use a site list
Before you can use a site list with Enterprise Mode, you need to turn the functionality on and set up the system for centralized control. By allowing centralized control, you can create one global list of websites that render using Enterprise Mode. Approximately 65 seconds after Internet Explorer 11 starts, it looks for a properly formatted site list. If a new site list if found, with a different version number than the active list, IE11 loads and uses the newer version. After the initial check, IE11 won’t look for an updated list again until you restart the browser.
Enterprise Mode Site List Manager for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
This tool lets IT Professionals create and update the Enterprise Mode Site List in the version 1.0 (v.1) XML schema. The v.1 Enterprise Mode XML schema is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) – Deployment Guide for IT Pros
Use this guide to learn about the several options and processes you’ll need to consider while you’re planning for, deploying, and customizing Internet Explorer 11 for your customer’s and employee’s computers.
This page has five main categories for resources related to Explore, Plan, Deploy, Manage and Support stages of IE 11 assessment and deployment.
Web Application Compatibility Lab Kit
This lab includes two options, a lite version, weighing in at 180MB, or the full version, weighing in at 21GB. The full version incluces the necessary virtual machines to run through the labs, whereas the lite version requires you to provide your own WIndows 7 and Windows 10 clients.
In the final post of this series I’ve embedded a number of videos related to the topics that have been covered in the last few posts for those of you who prefer to learn via video based material rather than reading online.
(Part 1) Windows 10 and App Compat: What about my Windows Apps?
Kevin Remde welcomes the “App Compat Guy” himself, Chris Jackson to the show, as they kick off a 3 part series on Windows 10 and App Compatibility. Tune in for part 1 where they address concerns surrounding application or scenario compatibility during the move to Windows 10.
(Part 2) Windows 10 and App Compat: How do I get to IE11?
Kevin Remde and “The App Compat Guy” Chris Jackson are back for part 2 in their Windows 10 and App Compatibility series and in today’s episode they discuss Internet Explorer and what to do about compatibility concerns for your web applications.
(Part 3) Windows 10 and App Compat: How do I get to the Edge?
In part 3 of their Windows 10 and App Compatibility series, Kevin Remde and “The App Compat Guy” Chris Jackson discuss the enigma that is the Edge web browser found in Windows 10. Why is it here, Why do we need a new browser and more importantly, will it work with my web applications?
Microsoft Edge (formerly “Project Spartan”) Overview
Windows 10 features Microsoft Edge, the first browser with “DO” in mind. It’s personal, productive, and responsive—but most important, it takes you beyond browsing to doing. Learn more about Microsoft Edge in this overview session, and attend the Windows 10 Browser Management session for a deeper dive on managing Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
Enterprise Web Browsing
Support for older versions of Internet Explorer expires on January 12, 2016, so upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 today to continue receiving security updates and technical support. Windows 10 also includes Internet Explorer 11, so upgrading can help ease your Windows migration. Learn about the browser roadmap, upgrade resources, Windows 10 browser options, and Microsoft’s new approaches to web app compatibility and interoperability with the modern web.
Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 Deep Dive
Enterprise Mode helps customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, which can ease Windows 10 migrations. This session is a deep-dive on deploying and managing Enterprise Mode, Enterprise Site Discovery, and other tools. By upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer, customers can stay up to date with Windows, services like Microsoft Office 365, and Windows devices.