by Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator
Starting Jan. 12, Microsoft no longer supports older versions of Internet Explorer, including IE 8, 9 and 10. What this means is Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for these versions of its browser. You can still use them, but if a new security hole is discovered in IE — and it eventually will be — your browser will remain unpatched and your system will be in danger.
The University Libraries is using Internet Explorer 11. If you need to use a previous version of IE for Director’s Station, you should turn on Compatibility Mode. Compatibility mode is a software mechanism in which a software either emulates an older version of software, or mimics another operating system in order to allow obsolete or incompatible software or files to remain compatible with the computer’s newer hardware or software.
Don’t forget to update your home browsers as well!