Internet Explorer 8.0 Support Ends April 8, 2014

Attention Essent Web Product Customers – Mainstream support for IE8 ends April 8, 2014. 

Components of the Windows operating system, including Internet Explorer, follow the support lifecycle of the operating system. As such, mainstream support for IE8 ends when support ends for Windows XP. 

What does this mean to you?

Microsoft has announced that mainstream support of Windows XP for all Service Packs, and by extension Internet Explorer 8.0,  ends April 8, 2014. This means Microsoft will no longer hotfix bugs, even critical bugs that may cause the browser to incorrectly render your web pages that render correctly for other versions of Internet Explorer and other popular browsers. These errors may not be correctable by Essent, resulting in a poor browsing experience for your website visitors.  

What you can do about it?

Direct customers to install a currently supported browser version. Fortunately the are multiple popular alternatives. Microsoft has released three major browser versions, IE9, IE10, and IE11 since the release of IE8. Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox are all internationally popular alternatives that are widely used.  

For more information on currently support browsers, please see:

http://www.essent.com/SiteBuilder-Supported-Browsers.html 

For more information on Microsoft Windows XP Support, please see:

http://www.essent.com/SupportNotices/Blog/Windows-XP-Support-Ends-282-100.htm


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