Lifecycle support policy FAQ - Internet Explorer

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NOTE: This FAQ was updated on March 31, 2016. 

1. What is the Microsoft Lifecycle Support policy for Internet Explorer?
2. What if I'm running a version of the operating system not listed in the table?
3. How long will the most current version of Internet Explorer remain supported?
4. What about Microsoft Edge? What is the Windows 10 enterprise browser story?
5. Is Internet Explorer 11 the last version of Internet Explorer?
6. Does this mean Microsoft is changing the support lifecycle policy for Internet Explorer?
7. What happens if customers didn't move to the latest browser by the end of support on January 12, 2016?
8. What if my enterprise line-of-business (LOB) application has a dependency on a version of Internet Explorer that reached end of support on January 12, 2016?
9. What is the Microsoft guidance if customers run an application that depends on specific Internet Explorer runtime DLLs?
10. If a customer has turned off the Internet Explorer feature, but has a 3rd party software that utilizes Internet Explorer runtime DLLs, how can the Internet Explorer runtime DLLs be updated?
11. What resources are available to help customers upgrade?

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Article ID: 17454 - Last Review: 26 Jul 2016 - Revision: 13