Well it’s about time.
I am tired of companies using Internet Explorer 6 due to laziness. All the rumors of IE 7 or 8 being unsafe or the crazy point that Firefox is trash finally gets discredited by Google.
“Dear Google Apps admin,
We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.
Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.
In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses.”
So, in a nut shell, if you are a tech at a company and you still don’t want to move all your computers from an 11-year old platform, your dated excuses are weak.
Google, you are my hero, and I am forwarding this to all my clients!