Microsoft Launches New Enterprise Improvements To IE11 On Windows 7 And 8.1

Microsofthas announced numerous improvements for Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, windows 8.1 in addition to Windows 10 (version 1507).
 
v.2 XML schema is now supported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“We have received great feedback regarding the updated schema. Customers are finding the new version much easier to read and manage than the previous version.”
 
v.2 XML schema now supported on Windows 7, Windows 8, in addition to Windows 10
 
Microsoft encourages customers to migrate their existing site lists by using v.1 to leverage v.2. The company add new features to v.1 to leverage v.2, and they have gone on to advise that "customers should not consider moving to v.2 XML schema until this patch lands on all of their devices."
 
The Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tools have been renamed therefore to reflect the new support matrix:
  • Enterprise Mode Site List Manager (schema, v.2)
  • Enterprise Mode Site List Manager (schema, v.1)
Microsoft states,
 
“Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge both have, and use, their own Enterprise Mode Site List. We highly recommend using one shared list between both browsers to simplify manageability and maintenance. You can reference the same XML file in either browser’s policy setting.”
 
Availability of about:compat on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
 
The about:compat page in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, will allow you to manage your Enterprise Mode Site List by listing all the compatibility features which Microsoft or you have applied to the sites on the client machine.
 
The about:compat page in Internet Explorer 11 is now available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, in addition to Windows 10.