Internet Explorer 8 & 9 (Windows)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level Internet Explorer document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Tuesday, 26-Feb-2013 09:51:25 EST.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 on February 26th, 2013. Microsoft plans to push Internet Explorer 10 out to computers running Windows 7 as an Important update via Automatic Update some time in March 2013. Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is similar, but not the same, to the version of Internet Explorer that shipped with Windows 8 in October 2012.Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests that support providers block the Automatic Update of Internet Explorer 10 if they have clients using BEN Financials, Oracle EPM/Hyperion, Webi/Business Objects, OASIS, or Health System applications. Instructions and the blocking tool can be found here:
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 are on the supported products list for Fiscal 2013. ISC expect
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 are currently the only versions of Internet Explorer certified by Oracle to work with Oracle EPM/Hyperion. Users of this systems should avoid upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 until support for running it within Internet Explorer 9 is announced. ISC maintains a detailed page on the specific desktop environment requirements for systems such as BEN Financials, the University's budget planning applications (Oracle EPM/Hyperion), and Webi/Business Objects here.
Product History At The University
The 2005 web browser evaluation team evaluated Internet Explorer 6 SP1 in Spring 2005 and gave it supported status for Fiscal 2006, and this status persisted in Fiscal 2007. The 2007 web browser evaluation team gave Internet Explorer 6 SP1 supported status for Fiscal 2008. ISC phased out support for Internet Explorer 6 SP1 at the end of Fiscal 2009.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 on October 18, 2006. The 2007 web browser evaluation team evaluated Internet Explorer 7 in Spring 2007 and gave it supported status for Fiscal 2008. In late November 2008, BEN Financials was updated to work with Internet Explorer 7 and/or Windows Vista and this combination was certified by Oracle. In late June 2009, Oracle EPM/Hyperion was updated to work with Internet Explorer 7 and/or Windows Vista and this combination was certified by Oracle. ISC phased out support for Internet Explorer 7 at the end of Fiscal 2011.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 on March 19, 2009. Internet Explorer 8 was evaluated in Spring 2009 and given supported status for Fiscal 2010. In late 2010 BEN Financials and Oracle EPM/Hyperion were updated to work with Internet Explorer 8.0 and/or Windows 7 and this combination was certified by Oracle.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 9 on March 15, 2011. Internet Explorer 9 was evaluated in Spring 2011 and given supported status for Fiscal 2012. This status was extended into Fiscal 2013.
Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 on February 26, 2013. Internet Explorer 10 is curently being evaluated for supported status.
Windows 8 Compatibility
Internet Explorer 10 ships with and functions correctly in Windows 8.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer web site.
ISC's Provider Note on Internet Explorer 8.
ISC's Provider Note on Internet Explorer 9.
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