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Reminder: Upgrade to IE 11 Before January 12, 2016

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Microsoft IE LogoMicrosoft has published this reminder to all customers:

Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports (sic) and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

What does this mean for EBS users?

This notice applies to all Oracle E-Business Suite users.  After January 12, 2016, Oracle will no longer certify older versions of IE with any updates to Oracle E-Business Suite, including EBS releases 11i, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2.

All EBS customers must follow Microsoft's guidance and upgrade to IE 11. See:

What are the EBS support implications of staying on an older IE version?

You will continue to have access to existing EBS patches and documentation for older IE releases via My Oracle Support.

Oracle may attempt to assist with questions about older IE releases.  Oracle's ability to assist may be limited by lack of access to desktops running those older releases.

Oracle will issue new patches only for issues that can be reproduced on IE 11.


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Comments ( 6 )
  • guest Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    What kind of patches do we need to have EBS 12.1.3 and IE 11?

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Hello, Guest,

    See the "Related Articles" section in the article above for the right link for your EBS release.



  • guest Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    Great to see IE11 reminders. Now it would be nice if Oracle could update Jive so that we can use IE11 to access the Oracle Community pages.

  • Steven Chan Monday, January 4, 2016

    Hello, Guest,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm in E-Business Suite Development, so I've passed this feedback on to our Oracle Community organizers for you.



  • Francis Tam Friday, January 29, 2016

    Hi Steven,

    As JRE 9 will not be relied on plugin technology: https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/moving_to_a_plugin_free, what is the upcoming strategy for EBS? Will EBS remove the reliance on Java at all? Or EBS will still adopt and use Java 9? (If yes, which versions are in plan?)



  • Steven Chan Friday, January 29, 2016

    Hi, Francis,

    The blog post states:

    Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in

    JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle

    JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release.

    “Deprecate” means that there will still be a JRE 9 browser plug-in. This will continue to work with the E-Business Suite.

    We’re working on what happens in the “future Java SE release” that follows Java 9. We’re working on that right now.

    Bottom line: EBS customers can be reassured that Forms will continue to work for EBS customers.



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