Microsoft plans 'silent' updates
We're thinking ... Customer Service and Support (CSS)
Interesting artical on the BBC website ... and i quote:
From January, Internet Explorer (IE) users will be automatically updated to the latest version of the browser.
I can only hope that this will finaly see the deathof IE6. Global usage of this software has been on the decline but it is stubbornly hanging around.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/ - Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates, 16th Dec 2011
- http://www.ie6countdown.com/ - As of Nov 2011 8.3% of the world is still using IE6
Update 4th Jan 2012
"Microsoft celebrates IE6 death as Google downranks Chrome" ... and they bakes a cake ... well it's less of a DEATH and more "imminent demise" so i think they've got a little more work to do just yet. The fact is that globably the figure is still around 7.7% but in the USA it's 0.9%, so it's alright for some.
In the UK the figure is 1.4%, but this isn't broken down by sector. It is safe to assume that in some environments updating will be some way behind (public sector, corporate environments), and the development community are still faced with the task and cost of developing sites for multiple browsers.
I think i'll wait a little longer before I join in the celebration :)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/ - Microsoft has celebrated the imminent demise of version IE v6