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Who: Faculty and staff with devices on the GCN running Windows 7

What: Internet Explorer 11 now mandated on all GCN Windows Devices

When: Friday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.

Information Technology Services (ITS) is now mandating that all GCN Windows devices have Internet Explorer 11 installed. There are many workstations that are still running Internet Explorer 9 or 10. Recent security vulnerabilities targeted at old versions of Internet Explorer has prompted this mandate.

If you’re running an older version of Internet Explorer, version 11 will install as part of July’s Windows update deployment, which started yesterday (7/12/18). For more information on Windows patching, see Security Patches and Updates.

Note: This does not apply to devices running Windows 10. All versions of Windows 10 shipped with Internet Explorer 11. This also has no impact to Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome on any operating system. These two browsers will continue to function as they do now.


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