Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 00:03 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to Outlook.com.
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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

It is consistent within its own version, which is what an Enterprise customer wants out of a web browser.

Microsoft says "IE will support these features"

IE supports those features and newer features aren't added until a new version of the browser.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Laurence on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It is consistent within its own version, which is what an Enterprise customer wants out of a web browser.

Microsoft says "IE will support these features"

IE supports those features and newer features aren't added until a new version of the browser.

That's how all software works. That's how version numbering works. It's not unique to IE, it's what everyone expects and not something specific to enterprise customers.

Plus it's not even what enterprise customers request. They usually require support for a number of years and often across a range of versions. Which, to be fair, is something Microsoft are generally good at.

Edited 2012-12-18 14:46 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

That's how all software works. That's how version numbering works. It's not unique to IE, it's what everyone expects and not something specific to enterprise customers.


Except in the web browser world it doesn't work like that. Chrome for example worked fine with Sitecore CMS system backend until a month ago, now it doesn't work ... because Chrome has ramped the version. It still works in IE10.

Whether the backend should work in Chrome is another argument entirely.

Plus it's not even what enterprise customers request. They usually require support for a number of years and often across a range of versions. Which, to be fair, is something Microsoft are generally good at.


Yes so you code for a feature set in version X and that is supported until version Z. Which is exactly what I said.

Edited 2012-12-18 14:51 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by bert64 on Wed 19th Dec 2012 16:46 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Features are added, and even sometimes removed...

IE6 had a feature to automatically populate and submit file upload forms (a huge security hole obviously), so this feature got removed - some third party applications, especially internal corporate apps depend on this and broke.

IE6 got a popup blocker as a service pack.. I'm sure there have been other changes too.

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