OK - So there's a lot of talk about IE6 not being supported, that IE6 wasn't tested, and IE6 performs really badly for a Web Publisher / Contributor - but what features don't work for the end-user? Will a Visitor be able to add a comment to a blog, rate a page, tag a page, manage their tags...?


I saw two good posts about this earlier in the year:



Tags will work, but there is so much other stufff that doesn't that it makes the whole experience unpleasant. I would definitely not recommend using SP2010 with IE6.

  • Thanks Rob:) these two blogs have given me the most insight into what a Viewer's experience will be... I'm running IE8 on my PC - and want to know what interactions my Viewers will be limited to... I'm finding most of the blogs are about publishing, contributing and management of SharePoint - but not about the Viewer who is using IE6:) – Anonymous Nov 8 '10 at 5:02
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    This is also one of the reasons that upgrading your enterprise to IE8 is recommended to be a part of your deployment of SharePoint 2010, but is often swept under the carpet due to "cost". – James Love Nov 8 '10 at 8:07
  • You're welcome, Amy. Glad it helped! I completely agree, James. I've also had clients that are not able to upgrade IE because they have third-party applications that will break. It is unfortunate for the clients, and shameful for a vendor to tie their solution to an outdated technology. – Rob Wilson Nov 8 '10 at 14:15

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