Statement of Direction: Oracle E-Business Suite + Internet Explorer 9

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It's listed in our latest EBS techstack certification roadmap, but it's worth covering our plans for certifying the E-Business Suite with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 in more detail here. 

IE 9 is available via a public platform preview today.  We've been working with the latest IE9 beta, but it but hasn't been certified with the E-Business Suite yet.   

Which E-Business Suite releases will be certified with IE 9?

We plan to certify both Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 with IE 9. Specific EBS releases that we expect to certify are:
  • EBS 11.5.10.2
  • EBS 12.0.6 and higher
  • EBS 12.1.1 and higher
What operating systems will be certified with IE 9?

Microsoft has indicated that Windows 7 or Vista are prerequisites for the IE9 beta.  Microsoft has not published prerequisites for the final version of IE9 yet.

Naturally, we're only able to certify desktop+browser combinations that are supported by Microsoft.  If you're interested in IE9 requirements, I'd recommend that you monitor Microsoft's IE9 Test Drive site closely.

Which JRE releases will be certified?

As of today, we expect to certify the native Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6 with IE 9.  We have no current plans to certify earlier JRE releases with IE 9, since they're already past their End-of-Service-Life dates.

If our colleagues in the Java group release a new version of Java in the future, say, Java 7, then we expect to certify that with IE 9 and the E-Business Suite, too.

What If You Upgrade to IE 9 Before It's Certified With Apps?

Our official recommendation is to avoid deploying beta browsers into production desktops accessing the E-Business Suite.  We also officially recommend against deploying browser releases that haven't yet been certified with the E-Business Suite. 

If you don't need to access Apps 11i or 12, there won't be any problems with upgrading to IE 9.  If you attempt to access the E-Business Suite, you may experience compatibility issues in advance of our formal certification.

For now, Oracle Support engineers will try to reproduce any reported IE compatibility issues with IE 8, not IE 9.  If issues can be reproduced with IE 8, then Oracle Support will provide a workaround or log a bug, as appropriate.

If you experience issues that can only be reproduced on IE9, you will be advised to downgrade your browser to IE8 if you need to access the E-Business Suite.

When will it be certified with the E-Business Suite?


We have been testing early IE 9 betas with the E-Business Suite and we plan to continue to do so.  We do not plan to certify the E-Business Suite with any betas; we will certify only the final IE 9 release with the E-Business Suite. 

In other words, our certification of the E-Business Suite with IE 9 will occur after IE 9 is released, not before.

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   

References

For details about our currently-certified desktop browser configurations, see:
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Comments:

In the past, we have experience user problem accessing to Oracle 11i using IE8 and Oracle Metalink recommend compatibility patch for it. My question is will there any compatibility patch as well for IE9 to access Oracle 11i? Thanks

Posted by The Guru on November 06, 2010 at 01:31 PM PDT #

Hello, "The Guru",

Can't say yet, since IE9 hasn't been released by Microsoft. We'll only know after that browser is out.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 08, 2010 at 01:57 AM PST #

Now that the final version of IE9 has been released when will it be certified with Oracle E-Business Suite? Thank you!

Posted by TTB on May 08, 2011 at 06:07 AM PDT #

Hi, TTB, We're working on this right now. See this externally-published article: IE 9, Firefox 4 Certifications Coming Soon for Oracle E-Business Suite http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/ie_9_firefox_4_certifications Regards, Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 01, 2011 at 03:58 AM PDT #

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