Posts Tagged ‘internet explorer’

Security Update MS16-023 Installs New “Get Windows 10” Functionality

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

If you’ve decided to stick with your existing operating system and skip Windows 10 for the time being, you might want to avoid Internet Explorer for a while.

Mixing security updates with non-security content is never a good idea, but it is particularly worrisome when Microsoft pushes new “get Windows 10” functionality on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems that one cannot get rid of without removing the security update itself as well. Security update MS16-023, released as part of the March 2016 Microsoft Patch Day, looks on first flance like any other security update Microsoft released for one of its operating systems.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for January 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Another round of security patches and updates, and an end to support for older versions of IE.

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for January 2016. It is the first patch day of the year by Microsoft and also the last day Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is supported by the company. This means that Windows 8 systems won’t receive any more security updates, and that systems that are still running the operating system need to be updated to Windows 8.1 to continue receiving these important updates.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer End of Life Upgrade Notification Update

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

You were probably already aware that this change was coming, but the best part of the article is the Trick for disabling Microsoft’s annoying notifications regarding the EoL.

Microsoft announced a while ago that it plans to make fundamental changes to Internet Explorer support on machines running the Windows operating system. The company wants to support only the latest available version of Internet Explorer for each version of Windows that it supports which in turn means that it will drop support for all versions but the latest version of Internet Explorer on all Windows systems.

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End of Support for Old Internet Explorer Versions Draws Near

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

If you’re running Windows Vista or Windows 7 or 8, you’ll need to start thinking about upgrading IE pretty soon …

Microsoft revealed in 2014 that it plans to end support for older versions of its Internet Explorer web browser starting January 12, 2016. The company will only support the most recent version of Internet Explorer for supported versions of the Windows operating system, Windows Server and Windows embedded systems from January 2016 on. Older versions will no longer receive technical support or security updates once the new policy goes live in January 2016

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Is Microsoft’s Spartan Browser Really Becoming a Contender?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Early reviews of Spartan sound pretty good … but it also sounds like Microsoft still has a bit of work to do on Spartan before it can be considered to be a serious contender.

Project Spartan is the codename of the new web browser that ships with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system. It is one of the major changes of the system, considering that it will replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on the system. Still, for compatibility’s sake, Internet Explorer ships with Windows 10 as well but won’t be default.

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This is Microsoft’s New Browser Spartan

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Given that IE dominates the browser market, it’s kind of ironic that Spartan’s biggest competitor will most likely be another Microsoft product.

Microsoft pushed out a new build to all Windows 10 Technical Preview users which includes the first official snapshot of the company’s new browser Spartan. You may have read about Spartan before on various sites as leaks of the browser were circulating in the darker corners of the web.

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This is Spartan and What We don’t Know yet about Microsoft’s New Browser

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The ability to gracefully adapt to different devices sounds handy … but I sure hope this doesn’t spell the impending end of IE support; I need those advanced features!

Microsoft revealed two days ago that it will integrate Project Spartan, a new web browser, in its upcoming Windows 10 operating system that is expected to ship later this year. According to Microsoft, Spartan has been designed for Windows 10 with interoperability in mind. The main idea behind the project was to create a browser that would run well on all device types Windows 10 would run on.

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Microsoft Launches Cross-Platform Remote Internet Explorer Application

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Here’s an interesting tool that will probably make life easier for web developers …

Developers who want to optimize their websites for all web browsers need to get their hands on various browsers to do so. One of the issues that devs run into regularly is platform restrictions when it comes to browsers. Safari seems to only be available on Mac these days while Internet Explorer only on Windows. As far as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is concerned, it is also limited to specific versions of Windows.

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Microsoft to Only Support Most Recent IE Version from 2016 On

Friday, August 8th, 2014

It’s helpful that they’re giving us about 16 months worth of advance notice. I guess I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that by 2016, Windows 7 will still support the latest version of IE … so I’m not forced to upgrade to the buggy and supremely annoying Windows 8.

When it comes to supporting web browsers, most companies have made the decision to only support the most recent version of it and maybe in addition to that an extended support release version. Microsoft on the other hand has not done so up until now. This means that all four major versions of Internet Explorer available for Windows 7 are supported by the company. The operating system shipped with Internet Explorer 8 back in 2009 and users of it can install IE9, IE10 or IE11 on it as well either via automatic updates or manually.

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Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer Developer Channel

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

If you’re interested in a sneak peek at upcoming Internet Explorer updates, here’s where to go …

All major web browsers for the Windows platform with the exception of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer offer test versions for users interested in cutting edge features. Two of the core ideas behind making these test versions available is to involve the community when it comes to bug testing and reporting, and to provide web developers with advanced versions of the browser to give them ample time to test services and applications.

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