QuickBooks Online and Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 8 and Windows 7 .
Internet Explorer 10 is scheduled for release along with Windows 8 by the end of October. While the dates for IE10 release on Windows 7 are currently unknown by us, it should most likely release sometime after October. With the introduction of this new version of Internet Explorer, we will be shifting our primary development and testing efforts to IE9 and IE10 sometime early in 2013. As a result, we will start phasing out IE8 support around the same time. QuickBooks Online will continue to work in IE8, but you will get an upgrade warning every time you login. This in-product upgrade warning will start happening sometime early next year.
Summer 2013 will be the approximate time when we stop supporting QuickBooks Online on IE8. QuickBooks Online will still be usable, but not officially supported. Right now we are tracking approximately 15% of QuickBooks Online customers using IE8. Upgrading to a faster and more modern browser will help your online productivity (and our development productivity) in general and QuickBooks Online will also run smoother.
Our browser recommendation still continues to be Chrome or Firefox and both of these browsers are available on Windows XP. So IE8 users who cannot upgrade to IE9 or IE10 should definitely start looking into these browsers. IE8 users on Windows Vista should look into upgrading to IE9 (or Chrome or Firefox), while Windows 7 customers will be able to upgrade to IE10 eventually.
~ Feb/March 2013: In-product upgrade warning for users still using IE8
~ May/June 2013: In-product non-supported browser warning for users still using IE8
There will be additional blog posts about this when those dates are near.