Created: August 7, 2014
Internet Explorer Support Announcement
|Windows Platform||Internet Explorer Version|
|Windows Vista SP2||Internet Explorer 9|
|Windows Server 2008 SP2||Internet Explorer 9|
|Windows 7 SP1||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows 8.1 Update||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows Server 2012||Internet Explorer 10|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Internet Explorer 11|
Customers running on an older version of Internet Explorer, such as Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft recommends customers plan to migrate to one of the above supported operating systems and browser combinations no later than January 12, 2016. Microsoft offers online support resources to help customers upgrade to a current version, as well as a number of deployment and compatibility services to assist with migrations. Please visit the Internet Explorer Blog for guidance and a list of upgrade resources.
Customers may have applications that were developed for previous versions of Internet Explorer, such as Internet Explorer 8. In order to ease the migration of applications to current web standards, Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, released in April 2014, offers better backward compatibility and enables customers to run many legacy web applications. Microsoft is committed to supporting Enterprise Mode through the duration of the operating system support lifecycle. As an example, Windows 7 SP1 running Internet Explorer 11 with Enterprise Mode will be supported until the end of Extended Support on January 14, 2020.
More information on Internet Explorer Support Lifecycle Policy can be found here..
NET Framework 4.x Support Announcement
Just as the latest Internet Explorer provides the best experience for customers, the .NET Framework does the same for developers or for applications built upon it. The latest .NET Framework, version 4.5.2, offers new workflow features, improved diagnostics, additional performance improvements, and provides a seamless update requiring no recompilation if upgrading from within the .NET 4.x family.
After of January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer support .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5, and 4.51 in the .NET 4.x family; we recommend that customers and developers using .NET Framework 4, 4.5, or 4.5.1 complete the in-place update to .NET Framework 4.5.2 or a more recent version no later than January 12, 2016 to continue receiving technical support and security updates. Support for .NET Framework 4.5.2, as well as all other .NET Framework versions such as 3.5 SP1, will continue to be supported for the duration of the operating system support lifecycle.
The information on this page is subject to the Microsoft Policy Disclaimer and Change Notice. Return to this site periodically to review any such changes.