Microsoft will be pulling out support and security updates for older version of its services in order to push users to migrate to the newer versions. The company has announced that from January 12, 2016 onwards, it will discontinue support for several older versions of operating systems and browsers, and will only offer technical and security support for the most recent versions.
As a reference, Microsoft says that Windows 7 SP1 users using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10, would need to migrate to Internet Explorer 11 in order to continue receiving updates. From January 12, 2016, those using the following combination of Microsoft’s OS and browser will continue to get the company’s technical and security support, while the rest will not.
Here are the operating system and Internet Explorer combination who will need to upgrade to the latest version.
Windows Vista SP2 and Internet Explorer 9
Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Internet Explorer 9
Windows 7 SP1 and Internet Explorer 11
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1and Internet Explorer 11
Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11
Windows Server 2012 and Internet Explorer 10
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Internet Explorer 11