Press Release: Support for Windows XP and Internet   Explorer 8


16th May 2014


We are sure that you have heard Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP at the beginning of April, but you may not be aware at the same time they have also ended support for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).


We have waited for the dust to settle as none of the products we supplied are thus far affected due to Microsoft stopping support. However, going forward you do need to consider that the use of these unsupported products is likely to become more of a problem, specifically:


Firstly, although current installations of Formate on XP it will continue to function just as it always has, the existence of an XP machine on your network may prove to be a vulnerability in future, and it can't be guaranteed that future versions of Formate will be installable on XP.


Secondly, the ability to use IE8 to access infoRouter, whilst supported on your current instance of infoRouter , may cease at any time as IE8 compatibility will no longer be a consideration in infoRouter Development. (As a Microsoft partner, Active Innovations has followed Microsoft's lead on the support of IE8). In practical terms, this means that any Microsoft Windows Server update, or infoRouter update could lead to problems using IE8 with infoRouter.

We would be grateful if you could contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Technical Director, if you do have any system provided by us running on XP, or you use IE8, so that we can build a database to better support you in future.