IE6 is firmly becoming a bad word in the world of Microsoft, as this legacy browser version is now the biggest hurdle preventing organisations across the globe from fully embracing Windows 7. With Quest's acquisition of ChangeBASE, two technologies have now come together to enable organisations to finally get off IE6 for good.
Quest ChangeBASE Browser Compatibility helps you achieve application readiness by assessing your web sites and web-based applications for compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 or 9. This unique, automated solution provides a quick, easy and cost-saving approach to web applications and web site testing, whether they’re on the internet, intranet or extranet. With the extensive range of automated compatibility checks included, you can ensure browser upgrades or updates don’t cause incident or an unnecessary burden on IT resources. The detailed reports help you to prioritize remediation and ensure that the issues with the greatest impact will get resolved first. And don't just take Quest's word for it - TechWorld named ChangeBASE's browser compatibility tool as Enterprise Product of the Year 2011.
And for those IE6 issues that can't be fixed, Quest vWorkspace provides an elegant solution with its virtualisation capabilities. vWorkspace lets you deploy a blended virtualisation model – pairing the appropriate technologies to users based on their unique needs while keeping the average cost per virtual desktop to a minimum. In developing the IE 6 Compatibility Edition, Quest has taken the current release of vWorkspace, explicitly locked it down so that it will only run Internet Explorer and extended it by offering the capability to redirect named URLs to IE 6 while others are processed by whatever browser is locally set as the default. On his Virtualization Practice blog, Simon Bramfitt says that vWorkspace "represents a pragmatic solution to an awkward dependency on legacy development standards".
We're really excited about the opportunity presented by pairing these two capabilitites for taking on the IE6 challenge, so if this sounds like a solution for your organisation, get in touch.
And if you're in the UK, Quest are giving you the opportunity to learn more about these technologies in a 1 day event at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester - and you'll get a guided tour of Manchester United's ground too!