With the release of Windows 8.1 Update, enterprises have a new tool at their disposal for addressing issues with older web sites.  This new feature, called Enterprise Mode IE, effectively enables IE 11 to run web pages that otherwise would only work in IE 8. 

And this isn’t just for Windows 8.1 – you can get the same functionality on Windows 7 by installing the latest IE 11 cumulative update (e.g. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42463 or http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42471).  So even if you aren’t planning on deploying Windows 8.1, you can still use this to fix your browser issues with Windows 7 SP1.

I’ve been surprised by the number of people at TechEd North America this week who weren’t aware of Enterprise Mode IE.  Fortunately, Fred Pullen did a great session on this and you can watch the video here:

http://channel9.msdn.com/events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/WIN-B320

Read more about Enterprise Mode at these links:

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/04/09/internet-explorer-11-now-helps-customers-stay-up-to-date.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/04/02/stay-up-to-date-with-enterprise-mode-for-internet-explorer-11.aspx