On January 28, 2019, we announced via an IT Pro blog that customers running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Embedded 8 Standard will be able to pilot IE11 in their environments starting spring of 2019.
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard (both of which are on the Windows 8 platform) are the last two remaining platforms which still run IE10. As you may recall, in 2016, Microsoft consolidated its browser strategy around the current version of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), the latest supported version of Internet Explorer. As a result, a large majority of the Windows ecosystem now runs IE11.
Please read through the blog as it outlines the overall plan and release timeline.
Important Dates Timeline:
- January 28th 2019: IT Pro Blog Announcement on introduction of IE11 and IE10 End of Support on Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012.
- Spring of 2019: IE11 Standalone (IE11S) package released for customers to pilot.
- January 2020: Customers will have until January 2020 to complete the transition from IE10 to IE11. After this date, we will not release any security or non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content changes for IE10.
- Bringing Internet Explorer 11 to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Bringing-Internet-Explorer-11-to-Windows-Server-2012-and-Windows/ba-p/325297