Internet Explorer Version 7 Sunset¶
In order to provide the best possible experience for PolicyStat users, PolicyStat periodically analyzes the type of browsers that our customers use. After a recent analysis, it has become clear that usage of Internet Explorer 7 is rare and is rapidly falling.
With that in mind, we have developed a plan to slowly phase out IE7 support. This ensures we can dedicate more time and energy towards improving PolicyStat for the vast majority of our users who use more modern web browsers, smart phones (iPhone, Android, etc.) and tablets (iPads, Kindle Fires, etc.).
How this affects you¶
- Effective November 1st, 2014, pages used exclusively by site administrators will no longer officially support IE7.
- Effective December 1st, 2014, only pages that are used by Guest users (searching for, viewing, and printing documents) will support IE7.
- Effective March 1, 2015, official IE7 support will be dropped completely.
If you are a current customer that uses IE7, we will be contacting you individually to discuss the implications of this change. The large majority of our customers don’t use IE7, and won’t be impacted by this change. In fact, this sets the stage for a variety of PolicyStat improvements for the rest of our customers.
If you have any questions about this decisions, please reach out to your Account Manager or to our support team. We’re always very grateful for your feedback.
Our list of currently-supported browsers is available on our support website.
Details: Why make this change?¶
In the United States, less than 1% of web requests currently use IE7. IE7 was released in 2006 and has been officially unsupported by Microsoft since April 8, 2014. In addition, only a handful of current PolicyStat customers use IE7 at any substantial percentage.
By refocusing our efforts on supporting newer technology, PolicyStat will be able to deliver more improvements on a faster schedule by utilizing features available in modern browsers. We think this decision will improve PolicyStat for everyone.
Our goal is to provide you with the best possible solution for managing your policies and procedures. If you think this sunset plan will be a problem for your organization, please let us know. As always, your feedback is very welcome.