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Jan
21
Somedays . . . IE11 Just Plain Stinks :(
Posted by Philip Elder on 21 January 2014 03:05 PM

Original Posted Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: Somedays . . . IE11 Just Plain Stinks :(

There are times where IE 11′s behaviours both in Windows 8 RTM and Windows 8.1 make no sense at all.

Bitly.com is a site we use _a lot_ to manage our links throughout our communications.

Here is what the site looks like in IE 11 on Windows 8 RTM today:

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Now top that off with the Compatibility option having completely disappeared from any menu option and we have one frustrated user.

Oh, wait, no, the option has disappeared under the Gear but hit the ALT on the keyboard and:

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There it is.

No Joy:

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Okay, one last step before throwing the browser right out the window. Add the site to the Trusted Sites list.

Voila:

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Jiminy Cricket, this process was frustrating enough for us, imagine what it must be like for users that may not know about Trusted Sites and Compatibility Mode.

What a complete waste of time and productivity to business users that need to jump through these hopes just to go about their daily business.

Yes, Firefox and Chrome (we won’t run with Google product. Period.) are “options” but the business world runs on Microsoft products. Once would hope to believe that somehow things could be done in such a way that users are not impacted in such a way as to lose their productivity to this kind of thing. :(

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
Third Tier: Enterprise Solutions for Small Business


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Sep
1

In our greenfield deployments getting Exchange 2013 up and running around RTM time was a bit of a challenge give the reality that IE 10 on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 just did not work.

To fix that problem the following needs to be installed:

Note that some security related settings may be reset once this update is installed.

A  prompt to set IE10 security settings is also to be had after the update was installed.

It is good to see that EAC can now be accessed as expected and without interruption.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Sep
1

In our greenfield deployments getting Exchange 2013 up and running around RTM time was a bit of a challenge give the reality that IE 10 on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 just did not work.

To fix that problem the following needs to be installed:

Note that some security related settings may be reset once this update is installed.

A  prompt to set IE10 security settings is also to be had after the update was installed.

It is good to see that EAC can now be accessed as expected and without interruption.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »




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