While Microsoft launched its new Edge browser with Windows 10 earlier this year, there are still a lot of PC users, especially in business and enterprise settings, that are using Windows 7 and the older Internet Explorer browsers. Microsoft is adding more Enterprise Mode features in Internet Explorer 11 to prepare businesses for the end of support and update for all the other versions of IE after Jan. 12, 2016 in Windows 7.
Right now, IE11 supports document modes for emulation of the IE5, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11 engines, along with Enterprise Mode emulation for IE7 and IE8. Enterprise Mode has now added support for HTTP ports and Microsoft has launched the Web Application Compatibility Lab Kit to help businesses and IT managers set up Enterprise Mode.
For businesses who want to upgrade to Windows 10 but still need to use IE11 instead of Edge for their web-based applications, Enterprise mode can now be set up so that when IE11 goes to a more modern website, it will automatically open via Microsoft Edge.