I am using sharepoint 2010 with SP1. We would like to push on all our workstations IE11. But we don't know if we turn for the sharepoint sites compatibility mode on or off. What is the best, on or off for all the end users?

Update: The end users will be used also Windows 7.

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A good description on the browser support is here. Basically SP 2010 supports IE 7+ with 32 Bit and limited support on 64 bit.

Also another things is that default SharePoint master page sets the document mode to IE 8 Compatible. So even you upgrade the browser, it will work on IE 8 Compatible document mode.

It can be set with following code.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/>

We are testing the same thing in our farm as well. we decide to turn on the Enterprise mode(EMIE). there are many things which are not working with IE 11 in native mode.

  • datasheet view will not work with IE 11
  • trying to edit the page but it fails
  • certain webpart properties can not modified.
  • Workflow having the issue

I would also recommend you to upgrade your farm to SP2 level, otherwise your issue list will be bigger.


SP2 provided support for IE10. Since you're rolling out IE11, rather than placing the site in Compatibility View, try IE11's Enterprise Mode: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/04/02/stay-up-to-date-with-enterprise-mode-for-internet-explorer-11.aspx

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