Microsoft ends support for older versions of Internet Explorer


Today marks the end of support by Microsoft for older versions of Internet Explorer.

From this day only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

What does this mean?
Microsoft is ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer, something that they have communicated earlier and which comes into effect today. They will now only support the following web browsers in the following Windows Desktop operating systems.

Windows Vista SP2 Internet Explorer 9
Windows 7 SP1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows 8.1 Update Internet Explorer 11

Note: For the complete list of Microsoft-supported web browsers, visit the 2nd link below

You should check to see which operating system and which version of Internet Explorer you use. If you are using a version stated in the table above you do not need to take any action. If not, make sure to update your browser. Microsoft gives more information on how to do this in the link below.

How will this affect using Barium Live?
We monitor which browsers our customers use and adapt our ways of working to keep pace. As the web browsers continue to evolve, so do our customers preferences and our efforts to ensure compliance with the browsers used on Barium Live.

Barium Live will also stop supporting older versions of Internet Explorer

The Barium Live System Requirements describe which web browsers that are supported and that we actively work to ensure compliance with. We will update these requirements on the 1st of March 2016 and from that day we will no longer officially support any other versions of Internet Explorer than those supported by Microsoft. We do not plan to block usage of unsupported web browsers at this time but we strongly recommend that you only use supported web browsers on Barium Live and on the Internet in general.

We work hard to ensure that our customers can use Barium Live in their web browser of choice and that Barium Live works in a secure, user-friendly and optimal way. In everything that we do we ensure that we support as many web browsers as possible. We develop, test and quality assure that Barium Live works properly in a wide variety of web browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, different Internet Explorer version, Microsoft Edge and more.

Below is a chart showing which web browsers are used on Barium Live the last 10 days. Internet Explorer 8 consists of 0,5%, no-one used Internet Explorer 7.

Web Browser statistics on Barium Live for 10 days

To read more about the end of support for Internet Explorer, visit the links below.


Don’t hesitate to contact me or our Barium Live customer support team if you have any questions.

Safe surfing!
Jonathan Franze

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