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01 Feb 2019

iPaper: end of support for Internet Explorer 10

As of April 2019, the iPaper front-end (viewer) and back-end (admin) will officially no longer offer support for IE 10.

WHAT IS IT?

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) is a browser developed by Microsoft for use on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

There are multiple reasons :) ...

Security

On January 12, 2016, Microsoft announced the end of support for IE8, IE9, and IE10. That means those browsers have stopped receiving security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support.


For three years now Internet Explorer 11 has been the last and only version to receive updates. The use of any other IE browser versions is therefore not recommended due to security concerns. As an example, there are several known vulnerabilities recently fixed in Internet Explorer 11. But as IE7, IE8, IE9, and IE10 are no longer updated or patched, its users are potentially at risk (Source).

Under 0.02 % of iPaper users are now using IE10

Microsoft's decisions to end software support will, however, not sway our decisions on whether to code in support for it in iPaper. The final decision is up to you, our users :D.

The generally accepted statistic on which to end support for a browser is when fewer than 1% is using it. But we have decided to go lower than that.
Over the course of 2018, we saw a clear drop in the number of users on IE10 from 0.80% in January to 0.02% in December.

iPaper Browser use statistics for 2018

WILL THIS IMPACT MY USE OF IPAPER?

The answer is most likely no. Should you be one of the 0.02% who visits iPaper using IE10 there are other options available such as Chrome or Firefox

But if you are absolutely forced to stay on IE10 on your PC, please note that iPaper will indeed stop working from one day to the next, starting April 2019.

Should you have any questions on this or other iPaper related matters, please be sure to:

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Lasse Wingreen

Lasse Wingreen

A highly motivated technology geek/supporter, dedicated to actual customer success. In my spare time, I am a dedicated husband, father, and musician.

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