Internet Explorer 10 browser on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard support to end on 11 Feb 2020.

February 4th, 2020 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Support for the Internet Explorer 10 browser on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard is due to end on Feb. 11, 2020.

That means the end of free patch support for IE 10,all updates, paid assisted support options, and technical content updates for Internet Explorer 10 will be discontinued though the browser will still continue to run.

That will make IE 10′s at risk and organizations using Windows Server 2012 or Windows Embedded 8 Standard should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft will push down IE 11 via the Windows Update service as an “Important” update to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard users. Important updates typically are automatically installed for organizations that use the Windows Update service without management controls. IE 11 also will arrive as an “Optional” update for those Windows users that use Window Server Update Services to manage Microsoft’s updates.

Enterprise Mode can emulate IE 10 behaviors within the IE 11 browser.

For Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the end of “extended support” dates will be Oct. 10, 2023 and July 11, 2023, respectively. Microsoft changed its browser support policy with effect from January 2016, and only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

IE 11 however was released on Nov. 13, 2013, which didn’t result in an end to IE 10 because the new policy took effect in, 2016. The IE 11 browser will be the last and the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser should be compatible with all supported versions of Windows and macOS, which implies that the new Edge browser will run on the Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard OSes.

Currently Chromium Edge preview looks a promising ‘zippy’ new browser that seems to perform better than IE, Edge, Bing, or Chrome.

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