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      70 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Developer » Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Tobi ReifTobi Reif supported this idea  · 
      Tobi ReifTobi Reif commented  · 

      Please add support, edge is the only browser left.

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          61 comments  ·  Microsoft Edge Developer » Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          On December 15th of 2011 Microsoft made a big change that largely goes unnoticed by the vast majority of users; updates to Internet Explorer began to happen automatically.

          Today, Microsoft continues to install the latest updates for Internet Explorer supported by the user’s operating system without getting in the way. With Internet Explorer 10 we also added a UI control to the “About Internet Explorer” window which gave the end-user easier control over this process.

          Understandably there are some situations in which auto-updates are not desired. For instance, enterprise customers may (and do) choose to opt-out of these updates due to a reliance upon older versions of Internet Explorer internally.

          Tasked with supporting legacy applications, while also supporting the advancing web, the Internet Explorer team developed Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This feature is designed to grant the user all of the security and speed of a modern browser,…

          Tobi ReifTobi Reif commented  · 

          > Which they are doing already.

          Sending patches is not sufficient.

          If they would frequently update all installed copies to the latest version, like eg Mozilla does with FF, the following stats would currently show nothing but IE 11. But there still are many IE 8 installations, and web apps need to deal with those old versions in one way or another, which wouldn't be required if the old copies get updated to the latest version.

          http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2&qpcustomd=0
          IE 11: 24%
          IE 8: 17%
          IE 9: 9%
          IE 10: 6%
          http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-browser_version-ww-monthly-201410-201410-bar
          IE 11: 11%
          IE 8: 5%
          IE 9: 3%
          IE 10: 3%

          Tobi ReifTobi Reif commented  · 

          > Rather than to keep waiting for Microsoft to address the issue, force the issue of standards
          > compliance (something that IE has always lagged in) by instructing old IE users to download a
          > standards compliant (and more safe) browser like Firefox or Chrome to see the web
          > page correctly.

          I for example do that.

          And in addition I'm asking Microsoft to ensure that all installed copies of IE get updated to the latest version.

          (BTW, not all projects / web apps / client companies can simply flash an "upgrade to Firefox or Chrome" message instead of supporting IE8.)

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