With the next version of RISC’s Virtual Training Assistant (VTA), Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) will no longer be supported. Version 8.0 of the VTA system will be available in the first quarter of 2016. IE 8 will not be a supported browser with this new version of VTA. This is consistent with Microsoft’s plan for no longer supporting IE 8 effective January 12, 2016.
After that date, Microsoft will only provide security updates and technical support for the most current version of Internet Explorer available for your operating system.
We are ending IE 8 support for the following reasons:
- Security – Numerous vulnerabilities have been discovered in IE 8. With Microsoft ending support for it, new vulnerabilities will go unpatched.
- Web standards: IE 8 was released in 2009 and does not support the standards on which modern web sites and apps are built.
We recommend that you upgrade to the most current browser supported by Microsoft for your operating system. VTA Version 8.0 may not be compatible with IE 8. RISC will not release any updates to resolve IE 8 specific issues and will not resolve any bugs or errors specific to IE 8.
Questions regarding this may be directed to VTASupport@risc-inc.com or contact technical support at 281-480-7910.