With the GA of PeopleTools 8.54 a couple months ago, customers have been reviewing the certification requirements for PeopleTools 8.54 as they plan their upgrades. A number of questions have come up recently dealing with certified browsers. Just last month, I blogged about the Internet Explorer requirements required to support the new Fluid UI.
We’ve made a change recently to simplify the Internet Explorer browser environment for PeopleTools. Oracle has moved to model where we will support all of the operating systems that Microsoft supports for a particular release of IE. When the certification details are reviewed on the Certifications tab in MyOracleSupport, we will no longer call out each of the supported operating systems.
Following this change, I’ve received some additional browser related inquiries. Some customers were hoping that this would mean Windows XP could hang around in their environment a bit longer. A question was raised as to whether or not we would support PeopleSoft running IE 11 on Windows XP. Yes, that’s the operating system that was released back on Oct 25, 2001. The very simple answer is a very firm ‘NO’. Microsoft’s mainstream support for Windows XP ended back in 2009, and extended support ended in of April of this year. Microsoft is even attempting to make it clear that XP is dead. PeopleSoft can’t support dead operating systems.
New IE browser releases will continue to require explicit certification testing prior to certification – at least for now. When a new release is certified, it will be certified across all operating systems that Microsoft supports the release with mainstream support.
Do you have a question on browser certifications? For this or other platform certification questions, be sure to attend PeopleTools Roadmap – Platforms (session CON7590) at Openworld on Wednesday, Oct 1, at 12:45 in Moscone West - room 2022. See you there!