Google Ending Support for IE 8 and Windows XP

September 18, 2012 Michael O'Laughlin

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 is set to launch on October 26, 2012, along with Windows 8. In accordance with its browser support policy of supporting only the two most recent browser versions, Google has announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 on November 15, 2012. Because Internet Explorer 8 was the last release for Windows XP, this means that Windows XP will no longer be supported by Google.

This may impact you and your website in different ways, depending on which Google applications are being used. Two of the most common applications we see used on websites are Google Maps and embedded YouTube videos. These both will be affected by Google’s browser support policy.

We’d be happy to discuss ways to address these changes, so please feel free to reach out to us. In addition, we’ll keep you updated on any additional changes.


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Michael O'Laughlin Director, QA & Managed Applications

As Director, QA & Managed Applications, Michael is responsible for delivering One North digital experiences to clients and creating both web applications and custom data integration solutions. Michael’s favorite Chicago spot is the United Center, watching the Hawks in the playoffs.

  • Favorite movie quote: “Great moments...are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game; not tonight.” - Miracle
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