IE8 support ending in upcoming v16.1 release

ASP.NET Team Blog
17 March 2016

In the next major release of DevExpress (v16.1), we are dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) across all our platforms (ASP.NET, XAF, DevExtreme, etc.).

Microsoft Ends Support for IE8

Back in August 2014, Microsoft announced its plan to end support for older browsers:

After January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. For example, customers using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 should migrate to Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. For more details regarding support timelines on Windows and Windows Embedded, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle site. - ieblog

Therefore, since January 2016, IE8 is no longer receiving any updates, including security updates. I’ve don't need to tell you how dangerous this is for your users. Because of these very real concerns, we’ve made the decision to remove explicit support for IE8 and we strongly encourage you to do the same, if you have not already done so.


Are you still supporting IE8? If you still have to for the indefinite future, you can use the v15.2 release, but my advice is to upgrade to the most recent and supported version of Internet Explorer.

Be aware that we are also discussing removing support for IE9 and IE10 in a future version. (For example, IE9 is only supported on Vista SP1 and support for that is being wound down.) Our advice is to migrate to IE11 as soon as is practicable.

Feedback

I would love to hear your feedback on this decision. How will this affect you?

Leave me a comment below or email me directly: mharry@devexpress.com

Thanks!


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